When I’m writing my lesson plans, my most important thought is: how do I keep my students interested and keen to learn?

One aspect of my #ESL class is reading comprehension. Fundamental to a future as an English speaker, and integral to any person wanting to converse and travel in…

One of the most important cornerstones of learning #ESL, like any language, is vocabulary.

English language vocabulary is vast and takes time to learn. Even native English speakers have a hard time recognizing certain words and phrases because the language is so intricate.

That makes it all the more important…

One might think that #ESL is easier to teach to adults. They’re farther along in life, so they may be able to learn faster.

In fact, teaching adults can be more challenging than teaching kids and teens.

As a kid or teen, life isn’t as nuanced as when you’re older…

Picture this: you’re an #ESL teacher in a classroom of twenty students, heads down on their written work, and all look like they are done with the day. It’s only lunch time and you’ve got two more classes left in the day.


As the teacher, you’re a little tired too…

Teaching English to kindergarteners is challenging. In the classroom, you’re in charge of not only educating a number of small children, but also keeping their attention and hoping their brain soaks up the knowledge you’re teaching them.


Above all else, you are shaping young minds and setting them up for…

Is Pepsi better than Coke? Star Wars or Star Trek?? Starbucks or Tim Hortons???

Okay, I digress — I don’t have all the answers. Debating in English can be challenging. …

Are you trying to figure out what to actually do in your English conversation class for adults? That’s a good question. The good news is that you’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for ESOL speaking activities along with ESL lesson plans for adults conversation! …

Okay, so if you spend money on a nice butcher block, or wood countertop, then you’re going to want to protect it so that it lasts as long as possible, right? Keeping this in mind, you’ll definitely want to use some oil or conditioner or some kind. But, what kind…

Often the key to a better English class is choosing the right ESL textbook. This can make of break many an ESL class so it really is an important decision.

If you teach adults, then you may want to stick with a general, 4-skills textbook. Here are some of the best options:

  • 4 Corners
  • World Link
  • Smart Choice
  • Touchstone

Do you want some more information about this? Then you’ll certainly want to check out the full reviews here:


If you want to spice things up in your language learning classroom, then you’ll want to consider using a variety of games and activities. Not only are they fun, but they also help to achieve learning goals as well.

If you want to see some recommendations for the best ones, then you’ll want to check this article out:


Jackie Bolen

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