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 […]

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 […]

7th Mar 2017

Several groups have taken the concept of “charity donations” to a whole new level by creating educational games for a cause. These online platforms let players support non-profit organizations while learning and having fun. On this list you’ll find 3 […]

5th Mar 2017

Puzzle solving has an inherent appeal to ESL students and is an active way of learning or revising vocabulary. Students associate vocabulary puzzles with recreation and can be less daunting as review tools or even as a test. By substituting […]