Human Alphabet

Teaching the alphabet can be fun.

A great activity for YLs – learn the alphabet by making the letters with your body or hand signs. See how these YLs did it.

Use this ELT Buzz presentation.   View all the alphabet Read More ....

To Do List

A simple video that makes a powerful lesson for talking about the future, resolutions, making lists.

This video is a nice compliment.

Ask students to brainstorm a list of 10 things they want to prioritize. Then play the video and Read More ....

Run To You Chant

I had a nice time in a teacher training session with this video chant commercial. Just play and stop between the parts of the man/woman.  Divide the class in half with the woman / men repeating the line each time … Read More ....

Paint Chip Essay Instruction

Writing Activities

Paint Chip Essay Writing
I had been experiencing trouble with teaching essay writing for some reason this year. I had seen a video from “TeachingChannel” about using paint chips from the hardware store to teach suffixes, prefixes and … Read More ....

Superlative speaking cards – Who’s the … student in class?

This is a fun follow-up speaking activity for practising superlatives. Make cards with superlative form of personality adjectives. The number of cards depends on the number of the students in the class. Distribute the cards so that each student has Read More ....

Home

This is an easy “video” lesson. Get extra resources for teaching with it here. 

Ask students to brainstorm all the things / buildings that could be called “home”. Then show the video and see how many they got correct. Show … Read More ....

Sentence Race

A good game for large classes and for reviewing vocabulary lessons.

1. Prepare a list of review vocabulary words.
2. Write each word on two small pieces of paper. That means writing the word twice, once on each paper.
3. … Read More ....

Toilet Paper Game

This activity is used as a “getting to know you”, icebreaker on the first day of class.

1. Teacher takes the toilet paper roll and takes several squares of toilet paper, then hands the roll of toilet paper to a … Read More ....

ESL/EFL teaching activities and tips

Take your time, do not make hasty conclusions about the following valuable books on ESL activities and read the description of them on amazon.com.
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Ideas: EFL Classroom 2.0

EFL Classroom 2.0 , our sister site, has posted a nice series of articles called: Featured Resources.

You’ll find lots of great resources with ideas on using them. Instant downloads.

featured resource

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