ESL Activities for One on One Tutoring

Top 10 ESL Activities for One on One Tutoring If you’re looking for some ESL activities for one on one tutoring, you’ve come to the right place! We have our top 10 ESL activities that will help get your private tuition student talking, enjoying their lesson and coming back for more! Without further ado, here are our favourite ESL activities …

ESL Activities for First Day

If you’re looking for ESL Activities for First Day of Class, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll give my top 10 first day ESL activities so you can get your semester started off on the right foot. By the right foot, I mean the awesome way-students and teacher getting to know each in a fun, engaging and interactive way. …

ESL Activities: Top 9 Sites

ESL Activities and Games in Abundance! If you’re looking for ESL activities, you’ve come to the right place! There are a ton of ESL activities and ESL games for just about any skill, level or age group of students. However, if you can’t quite find what you’re looking for on this site, there are a few other ones that can …

ESL Activity for Kids: Mystery Box

ESL Activity for Kids: Mystery Box Skills: Speaking Time: 5-10 minutes Age: All Materials: Several small objects, a box This is one my students’ favourite ESL activities for kids. I like to use this activity just after studying adjectives. I’ll make sure we have learned words that describe texture as well as the usual size and shape words. This is …

Teaching Writing Skills

Teaching Writing Skills Just Got Easier A Little Bit of the Dead on the Inside Feeling I worked for a decade in South Korea universities and much of that time was spent teaching writing skills. I taught everything from how to construct a basic sentence to the five paragraph academic essay and of course, everything in between. I usually was …

ESL Surveys and Why I Love Them

Why I Love ESL Surveys Surveys are one of my favourite ESL activities and I use them at least once a month in my classes. I love them for the following reasons: They cover all 4-skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). They’re student-centred to the extreme. The teacher just has to set it up and then the students do all …

49 Ways to Make your ESL Speaking Class Awesome

ESL Speaking Class: Level it Up! If you’re looking to make your ESL Speaking class awesome, you’ve most certainly come to the right place! There are 49 tips and tricks that will help get your students active, engaged and speaking English. Happy students = happy teachers so check out this SlideShare presentation below for the 49 hits of awesome. And …

Ball Toss: A 4-Skills ESL Activity

Ball-Toss: 4-Skills ESL Activity Skills: Reading/Writing/Speaking/Listening Time: 5-10 minutes Level: Beginner to Intermediate Materials: Lightweight ball (such as a beach ball) with questions written on it Ball Toss is a 4-skills ESL activity with many variations. One variation I have used with great success is writing questions on a beach ball. I use a white board marker to write on …

101 ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults

101 ESL Activities: For Teenagers and Adults 101 ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults is a new book from Jackie Bolen and Jennifer Booker Smith that’s now available on Amazon. It’s designed to make life easy for teachers! Here’s how 101 ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults will help you: Save time lesson planning. Maybe you’re tired of wading around …

Top 10 ESL Activities for Big Classes

Top 10 ESL Activities for Big Classes I love large classes of 20+ students! They used to terrify me when I first started teaching in Korean universities. However, as the years went by and I figured out how to manage them, I liked them more and more. These days, I actually prefer a class of 20 to a class of …