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The Ultimate Language Activity to Increase Participation in your ESL Class

Students engage in conversation in their classroom on a weekly, daily, monthly basis to help develop their English skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. But what is often overlooked is a language activity that focusses on the daily conversations and interactions that students have within the classroom. This includes greetings, asking for help, …

The Secret to a No-Fail ESL Lesson Plan Every Time!

If you haven’t seen my various posts on Instagram about it (I’m a little obsessed), I’m currently going through the process of getting hired with VIPKIDS and teaching English online. During my training process, I was reminded of the importance of scaffolding in your ESL lesson plan. It is something that I have always used …

Describing Personality ESL Lesson Plan

Describing Personality Lesson Goals Teach vocabulary and phrases for describing personality traits By the end of class students should be able to: Use the correct vocabulary and sentence structure to describe different personality traits. Discuss what traits are positive/negative, and give examples of these traits in people Level: Pre-intermediate/Intermediate This describing personality ESL lesson plan …

Find the Mistake! Present Simple Grammar Activity

Find the mistake! This is a form of activity that I always use in my classes. It is good for any level of language and gets students thinking about correcting themselves. I like to use teaching techniques that require students to really examine how they are learning English so they can take an active role …

How to Give Effective and Worthwhile Feedback in your EFL Class

Feedback in your EFL class. There are so many things to consider and so many things that could go wrong! You don’t want to give too much or too little, does it even work? Do students actually retain the feedback you’ve given them? This is why I think it is important to cover the topic …

Create a Great EFL Vocabulary Lesson using only a Newspaper Article

Using real-life content in class is such a great resource for students to learn from. A lot of times textbooks and ESL/EFL resources can present vocabulary and phrases that are not always realistic or used in our day-to-day vernacular. Or they can sound forced and sometimes actually a little corny! I love incorporating resources that …

How to Set Clear and Measurable Goals For your ESL Lessons

Setting a goal for your ESL lessons is the most important step you can take in lesson planning. Not only does it help you to organize your lesson, but it also shows your students what they are learning so that they can measure their progress. Students want to be able to see progress! This is …

7 Simple Steps to Structure an Incredible ESL Conversation Lesson

An ESL Conversation lesson is a great opportunity for students to practice their speaking skills. What is great about a conversation class is that the goal of the lesson is pretty straightforward right? Get students to speak as much as possible! While this is a great goal to have, there is still more to a …