Teaching Resources

Consider this your giant cookbook of teaching. Except, we’re preparing classes, not cakes.

Sheltered Instruction 101 for ESL...

Sheltered Instruction is a method used to teach English Language Learners (ELLs) which combines content teaching with language learning objectives, allowing them to transition...

Halloween Riddles for your English...

Halloween riddles, besides being fun, can test a student’s reasoning skills while learning a new language. It’s important to note that different cultures –...

Stages of Second Language Acquisition...

Learning a new language doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it happens in five different stages, and understanding them can be the key to helping...

10-Minute SIOP Model Lesson Plan...

In this article, we’ll explain what the SIOP Model is, then provide a guide for quickly creating a lesson plan according to SIOP best...

BICS and CALP for Teachers:...

BICS and CALP are two types of language skills that are used in two different contexts. While BICS, or basic interpersonal communication skills, refers...

A-to-Z of American Slang for...

When an ELL begins speaking English outside the classroom, they will quickly notice how common American slang terms are. (If they’re in the UK,...

English Conversation Cheat Sheet for...

There is no easy way of learning a language. This reinforces the idea that you cannot possibly ‘cheat’ your way into becoming fluent. There’s...

How to Teach Reported Speech...

Before we talk about how to teach reported speech in ESL, let’s get to the bottom of what should be your very first question: What...

11 Ways to Bring Clothes...

Talking about and shopping for clothes are essential for our day-to-day lives. That is why it is important to have dedicated lessons for ESL...

40 Realia Exercises To Use...

Realia are real objects used in the classroom to help bring lessons and learning to life. They are a great way to enhance the...