Category Archives: "ESL"

10 Dec, 2012

Quick Fire Vocabulary

This activity is a simple way to practice vocabulary and speaking in the ESL classroom. It’s a very easy and quick game that doesn’t require much preparation before class. This game can be adapted to most levels and age groups.      Activity Time:  10 – 15 mins + Materials required: A bag/box, blank pieces of paper.  […]

2 Dec, 2012

Literal Lyric Video

Everyone has heard of Literal videos, but this week’s post will look at literal lyric videos as a way of developing English Language skills. Click the video to view an example video made by my class.  The concept is very simple. You select a song (preferably related to the current topic the students are studying) […]

25 Nov, 2012

5 Ways To Use Music

This post will look at 5 ways to use music music in the classroom. Music is a great way to introduce a theme, change the mood, teach vocabulary or even just inspire a class discussion. Music can be a great way to tap into students’ interests. The following five ideas are a great way to […]

18 Nov, 2012

5 Whiteboard Games

This post looks at games that can be done with just a whiteboard and marker and can be a great way to revise and practice English. Expanding Text Activity Time:  10 minutes + Materials required: Whiteboard and marker Number of students: 2 + Skills practiced: Writing. Level: All levels Method: 1. Write a verb on the board e.g “Go” 2. Ask students […]

28 Oct, 2012

Trick or Treat

[spacer_small] Halloween is a great, fun event for your ESL students to get away from their textbooks. In this post, I have a fun game that will save you time and add to any lesson ideas that you have already planned.  [spacer_small] Trick or treat is a very simple activity to set up and is always […]