Despite C2 being perhaps the most difficult level to teach, I have often found a lack of resources to help educators plan valuable lesson content. That’s why I have made a few plans of my own and I would like to share them with you. First up, Reported Speech.
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Why Your EFL Students Aren’t Improving, and Why It’s Your Fault
So, your EFL students aren’t making any progress, you’re a good chunk of your way into the course and you’re just about ready to tear your own hair out, or theirs, in frustration. Maybe you’re even considering throwing the towel in altogether. Cutting your losses and moving to Mexico, certain that EFL teaching was never for you.
Well, hold fire with that trigger-happy resignation finger, all is not lost.
How To Psych Yourself For A Class You Don’t Like Teaching
We all have those days, or weeks. Maybe it’s the start or the end of the year, when there are less class options. Or maybe you have had the bad luck to land a class you hate teaching all year round.
Improve EFL Listening Skills – Tips and Activities
Exam season has rolled around again! Hopefully you’re prepared for all the marking, extra hours and special planning you may be required to do in order to get your students up to scratch.
Today I am focusing a post on improving listening skills for exams. Especially the gap fill exercises that pervade official examinations these days. There is often little time available to practise listening in class, and students hate doing it at home. So how to improve their skills quickly and effectively? Well, with the simple 3 step method, with some other tips and activities included at the end!
EFL Debate Topic – Gun Control
This week’s debate topic is gun control in countries around the world. To prepare for a class on this topic, have a look at the post below, and it might also be a good idea to research the laws and restrictions that exist in the country where you teach.
Improving Exam Writing – Help Your Students Get Better Marks
Today, I’m focusing on skills that students should practise in order to produce a decent writing assignment. Read on!
3 Games To Encourage Your Students To Use Adverbs
Adverbs are lovely language and to be a successful English speaker, and to pass any exam, they need to be comfortable with using them. So here are some games that I use to help!
How To Teach Participle Clauses – Updated!
This is more advanced knowledge for your higher level students. Great for making writing more formal and easy to learn if they already have a good grip of relative clauses. Perhaps see my previous guide on these first here! How To Teach Relative Clauses Why Use Them? They give more information about the noun. They eliminateContinue reading “How To Teach Participle Clauses – Updated!”
EFL Misconceptions – What To Expect In The Real World
Teaching English as a foreign language is a great job, since starting out on this career path, I haven’t had cause to look back and wish I had chosen something else. But the way the industry is sometimes advertised can be misleading, and potential teachers should be aware of some of the common misconceptions surroundingContinue reading “EFL Misconceptions – What To Expect In The Real World”
ESL Vocabulary Bingo Speaking Activity
Get your students to practice their topical vocabulary with this fun and engaging classroom game!