The world is becoming increasingly automated with robots. How much of global business can automate through new technologies? There are feelings that society could be changed by robotics through lack of employment and geographic displacement. That said, robotics is creating … Continue reading Robots
Do you feel safe online? How would you know if someone was following every click and every page you ever visited online? These days it is becoming harder and harder to remain anonymous online as a result of government and … Continue reading Privacy
Improving critical thinking skills in the ESL classroom Learning English is not the only aim for every ESL/TEFL classroom. It is also hoped that students are able to become more rounded in their academic skills. One of those other core … Continue reading I Knew That!
Crash! Bang! Bash! The reassuring sounds of most video games. They have influenced our lives and that of our children that debate surrounding them continues. Do they harm or are they just harmless fun? Language level: B1+ Aim: Issues surrounding … Continue reading Video Games
A fantastic activity that has been a staple of every ESL classroom for decades. There are a number of varieties but this is perhaps the most … Continue reading Balloon / Rocket Debate
As a student learning English must at times be a thoroughly dull affair. As a teacher you can try to mix your routine now and again to provide variety and creative thinking. Don’t forget, the ideal classroom environment is one … Continue reading Backs To The Board
You know what it is like come September. New faces in the class, new fears, new ambitions, new habits, and behaviours. The first few lessons with your students is key to make that initial connection and to then gel as … Continue reading Two Ways To Better Connect With Your Students
Key advantages of an Ice Breaker activity This is an ideal activity to help your students get to know each other and ‘break the ice. I’ve … Continue reading 15 Free Ice Breaker Worksheets and How to Use Them in Your ESL Class
The goal of using PowerPoint games Learning takes many forms and it isn’t required to have students performing choral drills or quick dashes around the classroom to remember vocab. It’s sometimes better to give them, or perhaps their mind, something … Continue reading Amazing Facts: True or False?
Аll оvеr thе соuntrу sсhооls аnd busіnеssеs аlіkе аrе rеаlіzіng thе ехtrеmе bеnеfіt оf hаvіng рrоfеssіоnаl mоtіvаtіоnаl sреаkеrs vіsіt. Аlthоugh sоmе оf thеsе sреаkеrs аrе quіtе рrісеу, thеrе аrе асtuаllу mаnу thаt аrе аffоrdаblе, but јust а grеаt. Наvіng thе аbіlіtу tо mоtіvаtе оthеrs іs а rаrе аnd bеаutіful quаlіtу thаt реорlе tеnd tо grеаtlу аррrесіаtе. Іf уоu’vе nоtісеd thаt thе еnеrgу lеvеl оr wоrkрlасе аtmоsрhеrе hаs gоnе sоur, реrhарs hаvіng а рrоfеssіоnаl sреаkеr mіght bе а grеаt wау tо rејuvеnаtе реорlе аnd gеt thеm іntеrеstеd аnd mоtіvаtеd аbоut thеіr wоrk аgаіn. Ѕоmеtіmеs аll іt tаkеs іs а lіttlе рер tаlk tо gеt реорlе bасk оn thе rіght trасk.
India is home to some of the worlds most lush forest and colourful wildlife. In recent years is has become an absolute powerhouse in economic development, … Continue reading India
Cars, beers, lederhosen and much more. A country founded on the idea of middle-sized factories all making things of very high quality and high brand recognition. Though its past is filled with incredible violence and sadness, this strong nation has … Continue reading Germany
Are you truly free to say whatever you wish? Can all ideas be discussed without taking offence? These are questions facing modern western nations and other countries around the world. What we choose to question and how we do so … Continue reading Freedom of speech
Liberty, equality, and fraternity. The country which gave birth to countless poets, artists, scientists and more has been able to rejuvenate itself through the good times and the bad. What do you feel about this nation? What are the symbols … Continue reading France
As the world is becoming more interconnected and awareness arises from the happenings from the furtherest corners of the Earth, then we will eventually encounter famine. We are lucky in many ways, we have the internet, a roof over our … Continue reading Famine
China is a rising nation, discuss the issues with your students with this lesson. Language level: B1+ Aim: Introduce ideas around China and its history. Learner type: Young learners; Teens; Adults Time: 45 – 60 minutes Activities included: Discussing quotes, … Continue reading China
O Canada! Our home and native land! A country with a great sense of pride and history. Relatively speaking Canada is a young nation but have achieved much. What is life like there? How do people endure the winter? Are … Continue reading Canada
For the last seventy years, the American Presidency has been a position of great power and world esteem. While without its own controversies, whoever holds the Office of President of the United States has the physical power and political influence … Continue reading American Presidents
As teachers, we would want to maximise all learning experiences for our students. It’s key that every class has all key ingredients for a well-crafted lesson, that’s to include, speaking, reading, writing, and listening. It’s possible to have classes that … Continue reading How To Use Presentations In The ESL/EFL Classroom
Teaching is not always about instruction giving or providing highly rigid lessons with a pre-defined outcome. From experience, the best lessons are sometimes those which are entirely student-led and without a fixed ending. Asking questions in the classroom allows students to recycle … Continue reading How to Use Conversation Questions In The ESL/EFL Classroom
Lіfе, thеsе dауs, hаs bесоmе quіtе еаsу bесаusе оf thе mаtеrіаlіstіс fасіlіtіеs аvаіlаblе. Тесhnоlоgісаl dеvеlорmеnt оf thе 20th сеnturу hаs mаdе thіs роssіblе. Оn thе оthеr hаnd, thіs рrоgrеss hаs аlsо mаdе lіfе muсh dіffісult. Wіth mоrе аnd mоrе mаtеrіаlіstіс … Continue reading Vаluе оf Моtіvаtіоnаl Ѕреаking іn Моdеrn Тіmеs
Twelve quotes which can be easily printed, cut up and distributed in class for discussion. For ideas on how to use these lesson plans please go to How to teach quotations in the ESL classroom … Continue reading United States