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33 Sure-Fire Strategies & Activities for Teaching English Grammar

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Grammar… how do we teach it? Is it just reciting monotonously from a textbook and hoping that the students are on board? Can we make it more interactive and dare I say, even fun? Read on and find out yourself! Whether you’re new to teaching English (ESL) or are just looking for new ways to…

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…

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…

15 Fun ESL Vocabulary Games to Teach Kids and Adults

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What are your methods for teaching vocabulary? Drills? Flashcards? Yuck! Boring! While these can certainly be effective, they can be a quick way to lose your student’s attention if you spend too much time on them in a class. So what can you do then? The answer? Play some fun ESL vocabulary games with them!…

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…

The 3 Building Blocks of Positive Classroom Culture

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Have you seen classes where everyone was running around and the teacher had no control over the students — or where the classroom was completely silent and the students were staring into space, either totally bored or too nervous to talk? These classes contrast sharply with ones where everyone’s smiling and laughing and the classroom…

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…