5 Ways to use songs in your classroom for all levels

Music is one of the most universally enjoyed things in our world today. And using songs and music in your classroom can make your classes more fun, give a needed break from heavier activities, and improve your students vocabulary and listening skills. However, if you just put a song on and let your students listen,…

4 Ways to find more value in reading novels for class

Everyone knows that reading stories and novels definitely helps your students learn more vocabulary. That’s a given. I also think that reading helps students get used to native feeling sentence order and rhythm. Teachers will also know that it can be tricky to commit to reading a whole novel without forgetting about it or getting…

6 Ways to get your basic students talking

Face it, repetition is boring. But it is necessary for students to gain the skills and confidence to actually use their English in a practical way. Here are some ways to practice repetition in class without sitting in a circle and chanting sentence after sentence in monotone. 1) Jenga Rules: If you have your own…

5 Ways to give meaningful ESL homework

So, students don’t like homework, do they? Yet, if students only see English, or whatever language you’re teaching them, in class, then they’ll never advance. So students have to do homework. Here’s some types of homework that you can give your students that will be meaningful and useful, yet not too much or too boring….