ESL Project: The Best Series Presentation
Mar24

ESL Project: The Best Series Presentation

How often do you encourage students to watch series, films, or youtube clips outside the class? I’m always at it, but they never seem to listen to me, well, at least 90% of them don’t. So this term I’ve set up a project with a group of intermediate, B1, teens to force them to watch a complete season of a series. I set it up a couple of weeks back. So far they are still trying to work out where they are going to watch...

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ESL Lesson: Music Video Awards
Mar17

ESL Lesson: Music Video Awards

Just how popular are music videos for English learners? Here’s a lesson for your students to compare their tastes in music, watch a few videos, gets some English into their brains, and generally have a fun lesson. You can do this from intermediate level upwards. As always, the teacher’s notes are on the Power Point below, but here’s a general run down of what you can do with this lesson. First have a quick chat about...

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ESL Lesson: Who’s a video game nerd?
Mar10

ESL Lesson: Who’s a video game nerd?

Time for this week’s ESL lesson called Who’s a video game nerd? This idea came about last year as I witnessed kids go crazy when I began talking about video games. There was a section in a course book about video games, but this is miles better. Even if I do say so myself. Anyway, the idea is to create conversation about video games, brainstorm some vocab, get them to describe their best game, watch a video and guess the...

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Is a Delta only for the serious ESL teachers?
Mar06

Is a Delta only for the serious ESL teachers?

I think so, unless you can prove me wrong. Everyone I know who has done a Delta has gone on to better, more responsible jobs, which I guess does mean they have to be a tad more serious at some point. Apart from Moi. I’m in the same job, but I’m happy there, and besides, I know my students have benefitted from me doing the Delta, which was my initial reason for doing it. If you’re thinking of doing the Delta, or maybe...

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What’s it like teaching English in Thailand?
Mar03

What’s it like teaching English in Thailand?

Blooming Marvellous. I was there for 7 months and loved it. I loved the students, the country, the lifestyle, it was a fantastic experience that I would recommend to any ESL teacher. Interested in finding out more detail? Then look at my latest article for ESL Expat titled Best Students, Amazing Lunches, but Strict Bosses. In the article I talk about general information, plus details on what I loved and hated while I was there. There...

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