Posts by Marcel Jimmy

Shape Names – ESL Vocabulary Worksheets & Flashcards

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Teach the most common shape names to your learners – with our lovely illustrated ESL worksheets and flashcards, exclusively from JIMMYESL. Kids – and likely adults, too – will love the “smiling shapes” and thus will be highly motivated to learn the new vocabulary and to complete the exercises in the worksheets. Reward your students…

Can You Teach English Abroad Without Certification?

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Teaching English abroad is a fantastic opportunity for people who want to gain experience in international education, make a career change, or simply jump at the chance to live abroad. Usually, taking a TEFL course is the first step to prepare for your teaching ESL career. But you might hesitate to enroll in a course…

School & Classroom Objects – ESL Vocabulary Worksheets & Flashcards

Teach English vocabulary related to school objects or classroom objects to your students – with our lovely illustrated ESL worksheets and flashcards, exclusively from JIMMYESL. Kids – and likely adults, too – will love the “smiling items” and thus will be highly motivated to learn the new vocabulary and to complete the exercises in the…

Free English Grammar Worksheets For Your ESL Lessons

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Grammar: It’s what holds language together, it’s crucial to speaking and writing well, it’s … sooooo boring. If you hate teaching grammar (or even if you love it!) you’ll love these free worksheets. They’ll help your students understand and practice things like that pesky past participle — and in turn become better speakers and writers!…

Free ESL Writing Worksheets For Your Lessons

Struggling to find ESL writing worksheets for your class? Fret no more! We’ve compiled a list of free worksheets with exercises and practices that’ll turn your students into writing pros in no time — no matter what age or level they are! Why Should You Spend Time Teaching Writing Skills? Writing skills are crucial to…

The Importance of Word Stress (in the English Language)

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I’ve come across countless students who have a  decent understanding of English grammar, writing, and vocabulary. However, many of these same students continue to struggle with speaking and have difficulty being understood by native English speakers. What is the reason? They have not taken the time to tackle word stress.   What Exactly Is Word Stress?…

Free ESL Reading Comprehension Worksheets for Your Lessons

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Do you need English reading comprehension worksheets to supplement your ESL classroom? Check out some of the worksheets and editable documents on this page. Why Reading Comprehension Is Important Reading comprehension, or the ability to understand the things you read, is a vital component of any ESL curriculum. Students learning a second language may be…

Classroom Light Filters: Lighten Up Your Lessons!

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Do you get a rush the week before school starts? Your classroom is expertly decorated, your wall decorations and rewards chart are perfectly on theme, everything is sparkly and ready to go… …but it’s all bathed in harsh, ugly fluorescent light. Ugh. Escape the fluorescent fugue with six light filters that create a calmer, cheerier…

Classroom Headphones (And Earphones) For Any Age of Student

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Speaking and listening are vital to learning any language (and other subjects). And in today’s world, sometimes that gets done via electronics. If your school is equipped with Chromebooks, iPads, or another device for students, you may find yourself needing to purchase classroom headphones for your students to listen to media through. But how do…

5 Roomy and Durable Teacher Bags You Will Love

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As a teacher, it is important to have a bag that’s reliable, organized, and sturdy. Have you ever gotten to school and realized you forgot to bring anything to write with or spent 10 minutes rummaging around for a paper clip at the bottom of your teacher bag? Or worse, has your backpack strap ever…

Great Classroom Rugs to Make Learning Fun for Young Students

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Classroom rugs are must-have accessories for any kindergarten and preschool. They’re the center of the classroom — the focal point of the room, and where students gather to for circle time and class time. Rugs help to make a classroom a hub of learning, growth, and creativity, full of light, color, and places for kids…

7 Tips on Writing Your Resume to Get Hired as an English Teacher Abroad

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The demand for English teachers around the world is great, and growing year on year. That means if you want to teach English abroad, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a job. But you don’t just want ANY job, right? To secure a sought-after position, with decent pay and attractive working conditions, you have…

Free ESL Idioms Worksheets & Lists For Your Lessons

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An idiom is defined as “a phrase or an expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning” (Source: Wikipedia). Idioms are widely used in conversational English and are a popular subject for ESL lessons. What makes learning English idioms hard for speakers of other languages is that they have to memorize each idiom – there…

What is Teaching English in Vietnam Really Like?

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Hey, how cool would it be to live and teach English in Vietnam? The cost of living is cheap, the people are nice, the pay is good, and the entire country is endowed with a majestic landscape which includes some of the best beaches in the world, luscious green mountains and mystic rivers. Also, Vietnam…

Phrasal Verbs – The Best Lesson Plans & Resources for ESL Teachers

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Phrasal Verbs are an intricate part of the English language. While phrasal verbs are quite difficult for TEFL students to grasp, it is necessary to understand them in order to master the language. When I used to teach English, I often found it difficult to find quality phrasal verbs lesson plans, worksheets, and material outside…

How Much Is a TEFL? The Detailed TEFL Certification Costs Breakdown

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Most jobs to teach English abroad require applicants to have a TEFL certification. This means that before you receive your first paycheck, you’ll have to invest a big chunk of your money on a TEFL course. TEFL certification costs can vary widely due to factors like program length, location, and add-ons to the certification itself.…

How To Find Online Writing Jobs For Beginners

You want to start a freelance writing career, to make a living or escape your 9-to-5 job routine? Writers are in high demand, but every beginning is hard. In this post, you’ll learn, where you can find online writing jobs for beginners and what factors will make you succeed. Just like any other profession, a successful…

How to Make an Online Passive Income While You are Traveling

Would you like to make money while you are traveling? Learn everything you need to know in this practical guide to earning online passive income without breaking the bank. Passive income is the Holy Grail for income-minded individuals. It is the only way for them to achieve true financial freedom. I mean what is the…