1 on 1 ESL Activities for Teenagers and Adults

1 on 1 ESL activities

Teach Fun, Effective One-on-One Lessons 

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 used to teach the material of your choice? Frustrated that you can’t use the same activities for private classes that you do with larger ones?  You’ll need a copy of 39 Awesome 1-1 ESL Activities: For Teenagers and Adults for your personal library today. It’ll make your life easier, guaranteed!

About the Authors of 1 on 1 ESL Activities

The authors, Jackie Bolen and Jennifer Booker Smith, have over 25 years combined experience teaching and creating materials for fun ESL classes. They have spent countless hours creating original materials and compiling useful and enjoyable activities for use with all kinds of classes.

Make your Private Classes Even Better

This book gives you the inside scoop on one-on-one lessons both you and your students will enjoy. There is a broad variety of activities across the four skills, which means you’re sure to find exactly what you need, saving countless hours of preparation. If you have thought about creating a profitable sideline with tutoring but were unsure of what to do in your lessons, this book has everything you need for awesome 1 on 1 ESL activities. There are enough activities to keep things fresh and interesting with the same students for at least 20 lessons, if not more.

Get a Copy Today of 1-1 ESL Activities Today

You can easily get 39 Awesome 1-1 ESL activities on Amazon in both print and digital formats. The digital format is cheaper than a cup of coffee. But, it’ll save you hours of time when you’re planning your lessons. You can download the digital format onto any device: smartphone, tablet, Mac, or PC simply by getting the free Kindle reading app. It’s so easy!

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Terrible ESL Textbook? Here’s What to Do

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A Terrible ESL Textbook: Here’s How it Happens

I’m sure we’ve all been there. We’re given a terrible ESL textbook that most fittingly belongs in the trash. It certainly doesn’t belong in the hands of our students, who’ve done nothing to deserve this fate, nor does it belong in the hands of the teacher, who has plenty of better things to do with their time than make something terrible work. It usually is the result of administrators designing courses, which isn’t so terrible, unless they’ve never actually set foot in the classroom before. They’re at a total loss, but are often scared to admit this and ask for help in choosing a textbook from the teachers.

A Terrible ESL Textbook: Here’s What to Do

Don’t use it. Unfortunately, I know, that’s usually not an option. (“The parents have already paid for it!”) That’s okay. You can visibly use parts of each chapter and supplement it with more useful materials. Look critically at each lesson for something salvageable: theme, vocabulary, grammar, etc. Take what you can use and find or create related materials to actually teach them. If the dialogues are riddled with errors, create your own as a model, and have students make and perform dialogues. If the activities are too easy or difficult, modify them accordingly. As long as your students are opening their books each class and writing something in them sometimes, you are “using the book.”

Nobody Will Notice, Trust Me

I’ve been given a lot of garbage to work with, but I’ve never been taken to task for adding to it. As long as I followed the expected time frame and taught the vocabulary and grammar presented, no one ever noticed that’s all I was using the book for. As with so many things, appearances count. It is enough just to look like you are using the required textbook.

Want some Textbooks that Aren’t Trash?

Here are some of my favourite ESL textbooks that can check out if you’re lucky enough to choose your own!

ESL Textbooks for Adults

ESL Textbooks for University Students who Don’t Really Speak English

ESL Textbooks for Children

More Tips and Tricks for the ESL Classroom?

This advice about making a terrible ESL textbook work is from the book: ESL Classroom Management Tips and Tricks-For Teachers of Students Ages 6-12. It’s available on Amazon in both print and digital formats and it’s going to make your teaching life easier, guaranteed. If you read this book and don’t pick up at least 3 tips and tricks to make your classroom run more smoothly and effectively, get in touch with me and I’ll refund your money.

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ESL Classroom Management

ESL Speaking Activities: For Kids (7+)

ESL Speaking Activities

39 ESL Speaking Activities for Kids

If you teach kids from the ages of 7-12, then you’ll need lots of ESL speaking activities and games to keep them engaged, active, having fun and most importantly, learning English! But, it’s not easy to keep coming up with fresh, new ideas that will keep them entertained. Kids have very short attention spans and doing the same thing over and over again is sure to result in bored kids and terrible classes. But, the good news is that you really can avoid this quite easily!

Tired of Wasting Time?

Perhaps you’re kind of like me and you’ve spent hours searching around on the Internet for some fun ESL speaking activities and games for your students to play. You Google something like, “ESL Speaking Game” and are hit with an overwhelming number of choices. You click on a few of things, but it’s mostly just a lot of junk and stuff that you can’t actually use in your own classes. You waste an hour or two down this Internet rabbit-hole but don’t have anything awesome that your kids will love doing.

You Need This Book!

If the above scenario sounds a whole lot like you, then you’ll need to get 39 ESL Speaking Activities: For Kids (7+) and add it to your resource library. It’s only the goods-activities you can use in your classes and none of the junk that doesn’t work. It’ll save you a ton of time when you’re doing your lesson planning, guaranteed. Just open up the book, pick an activity or two and you’re well on your way to having an awesome class with your students. Trust me. They’ll love this stuff.

Get Yourself some Awesome on Amazon

You can get the book over on Amazon in both print and digital formats. The (cheaper!) digital book can be read on any smartphone, tablet, Mac or PC by downloading the free Kindle app. Or, get the print book and use it a quick reference in the few minutes before class when you need to plan something in a hurry. Click the link below to get yourself some ESL teaching awesome right now:

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ESL Icebreakers: Teenagers + Adults

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39 ESL Icebreakers: For Teenagers and Adults

Maybe you’re kind of like me and always dread the beginning of the new semester. Sure, it’s fun getting to know your students, but it’s often just so awkward when the students don’t know each other, or you. This is especially true in a place like Korea where students are often naturally shy and reluctant to speak to people that they don’t know. Help out your students (as well as yourself!) by using some ESL icebreakers that will help everyone get to know each other on a more personal level.

Some of the games and activities are designed to get the students talking to each other, and making some personal connections. If you use these kinds of things in the first few classes, you’ll find that the rest of your semester goes much more smoothly as students will feel like your class is a community of sorts.

Some of the activities are cooperative, team-based ones where the students have to work together to complete a task. This will help them feel like they’re part of the group and that they have something to contribute to your class. Plus, they’re just really fun!

Either way, I know you want to start your semester off on the right foot and now it’s easier than ever to do that with these ESL icebreakers for Teenagers and Adults.

Tired of Wasting Time? 

Maybe you’re similar to me in that you know you should start with ESL icebreakers at the beginning of the semester to help your students out. So you go to Google and search for something like “ESL Icebreakers” or “Icebreakers for ESL Adults” and you come up with pages and pages of stuff. You click on a few but find that most of it is junk. Before you know it, you’ve wasted an hour (or longer!) and have nothing you can actually use in your classes.

Get 39 ESL Icebreakers: For Teenagers and Adults Today

I know you’re tired of wasting time. That’s why I wrote a book that will save you a ton of time when you’re planning your lessons. There are more than three dozen interesting, engaging and awesome ESL icebreaker activities and games. It’s lesson planning made easy because you can actually use all of them in your classes.

You can buy this book on Amazon. Click the link below to get either the digital or print book. You don’t need a Kindle reader to get the (cheaper!) digital book. You just need to download the free Kindle app onto any device.

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ESL Warm Ups for Kids

ESL Warm Ups for Kids

ESL Warm Ups for Kids

If you want to get your classes started off on the right foot, the book you’ll need is 39 ESL Warm Ups: For Kids (7+). It’s a reality that most of your students will not have even given English a second thought since you saw them the last time in class. To start right into your lesson with serious grammar or vocabulary doesn’t give your students a chance to warm-up their brains, to get used to speaking or thinking in English again. It’s the opposite of ESL teaching awesome!

If you start your ESL classes off with one of these fun, engaging and interactive warm-up games or activities, you’ll find that the rest of your class will go much more smoothly. When it’s time to get into the serious stuff, your students will be ready to handle it and will actually be able to learn it. Plus, kids like to have a bit (let’s be real-a lot!) of fun and you’ll find that these games and activities deliver just that.

Tired of Wasting your Time? 

Maybe you’re kind of like me and want to keep things fresh and interesting for your students. So, you open up Google and search for something like “ESL warm-up” or “ESL speaking games” and immediately feel overwhelmed by the number of choices.

You click on a few of them and see that it’s mostly junk. You wade through the junk, hoping to find the one or two games or activities you can actually use, but before you know it, you’ve wasted an hour and come up with nothing. It frustrated me so much that I decided to write a book to help out teachers just like myself.

Stop wasting your time! 39 ESL Warm-Ups has only the goods, and none of the fluff. You can actually use all these games and activities in your classes today!

Get 39 ESL Warm Ups: For Kids (7+) on Amazon

If you want to get yourself some of this ESL teaching awesome (and who doesn’t?), then you’ll need to head over to Amazon. The book is available in both digital and print formats. If you want to get the (cheaper!) ebook format, you don’t need a Kindle. Any smartphone, tablet, Mac, or PC will work by downloading the free Kindle App. It’s really simple!

Click the link below to get yourself more than three dozen high-quality ESL warm ups for kids. They’re guaranteed to make your classes awesome and your lesson planning easy.

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