1st Oct 2017

When it comes to classroom speaking activities, I try to give emphasis to real-life situation, authentic activities and meaningful tasks to promote communication. To develop this productive skill, students need intensive and constant practice. But unlike other macro skills such as […]

15th Sep 2017

We all understand the importance of leading in a topic and making sure that students are focused and are ready to learn. That’s why most ESL teachers tend to focus their energy on warm-ups and ice breakers. More often than not, end […]

21st Aug 2017

Running out of tricks? Here are some quick vocabulary activities for kids that every ESL/EFL teacher can rely on anytime of the day. They require little to no preparation and some can be given to kids and adult learners by […]

10th Jul 2017

Here’s a simple PowerPoint presentation I made, including editable fingerprints on word document. File Type: .zip File Size: 12 MB   ALSO TRY: DAY OF THE DEAD COLORFUL SKULLS

27th May 2017

This is a PowerPoint presentation you can use if you decide to let your students (individual or groups) create the puzzles themselves for their classmates to solve. You can assign each group their task (word categories) and explain the kind […]

6th May 2017

Well before children can read themselves they are able to learn from books with pictures. Looking through picture books such as Vocabulary Maps not only increases a child’s general knowledge and their understanding about the world but also promotes language […]

27th Apr 2017

As told by Ben Greensmith Moving to Logroño to teach was a bad idea: nothing went to plan and it was no fairy tale story of teaching English in Spain. My experience may serve as a cautionary tale for others […]

19th Mar 2017

The year is wrapping up quickly so I thought I’d post my favorite fun things to do on the last day of school! As the school year winds down, it is sometimes difficult to keep teaching to the last minute […]