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 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 …

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 …

English Grammar Activity: Is that Sentence Correct?

Is that Sentence Correct? Skills: Listening/ Speaking/ Writing Time: 10 minutes Level: Intermediate to Advanced Materials: Blank paper, vocabulary words Is that Sentence Correct is an English grammar activity. It’s a sneaky way to get your student to make grammatically correct sentences using the target vocabulary. Start off by giving your student a few different vocabulary words. It should be …

Brochure Scanning: An ESL Reading Activity

Brochure Scanning: An ESL Reading Activity Skills: Reading/Speaking Time: 10 minutes Level: Beginner to Low-Intermediate Materials: Brochure/Timetable Scanning is reading for specific information and it makes an excellent ESL reading activity. Language learners tend to focus on trying to understand every word, so they need to practice quickly finding specific key words. This will increase their reading speed in general …

1 on 1 ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults

Teach Fun, Effective One-on-One LessonsĀ  Are you tired of spending too much time planning one-on-one lessons? Do you wish that the clock would move faster? Do you run out of material by the end of the class? How much time and energy could you save, with dozens of 1 on 1 ESL activities at your fingertips which could easily be …

The Monster Pack: My Favourite ESL Resource Book

Hobbies, Sports, Family: You are Dead to Me! I quite rarely use other people’s material in my own classes, and I actually prefer to not really use textbooks. I like to design my own games and activities because I find that the students are more engaged and interested in learning English when I’m not using the same old, tired topics …

Flyswatter: ESL Vocabulary Game for Kids

Flyswatter: An ESL Vocabulary Game for Kids Skills: Listening/Reading Time: 5-10 minutes Age: 7+ Materials: Whiteboard, 2 flyswatters Flyswatter is a fun ESL vocabulary game for kidsĀ that can really energize your class at the end of a long day or semester. It makes an excellent way to review any new vocabulary that you’ve taught or as a warm-up at the …