94 FREE ESL teaching tips, activities for elementary school students

  • 100 most common words in English - Quiz - Free ESL teaching tips
    100 most common words in English - Quiz
    By Kisdobos
    Can your students guess the 100 most common words in the English language? This quiz got me totally engaged when I did some time ago. Yo...
  • Dealing with noisy students - Free ESL teaching tips
    Dealing with noisy students
    By PhilipR
    SITUATION: When classes get too noisy or students are talking too loudly among themselves, many teachers raise their voice in order to de...
  • Time bomb game - Free ESL teaching tips
    Time bomb game
    By Kisdobos
    I use this party game called Tick Tack Bumm to practise class words. (I'm sure it's an internationally distributed game). The game comes ...
  • Teaching the verb "to be" - Free ESL teaching tips
    Teaching the verb "to be"
    By milkanne
    The verb to be is difficult at the beginning. So I started a fun way of reminding students of the correct form. Each time a student makes...
  • Grammar Casino - Free ESL teaching tips
    Grammar Casino
    By Kisdobos
    I played this with my ninth graders when we were practising the present simple vs progressive tenses. You can use any online quiz for th...
  • Divide class into groups by using (cotton) thread - Free ESL teaching tips
    Divide class into groups by using (cotton) thread
    By ksfredriksen
    This way of dividing a group of of students into smaller groups is popular among my students.1. If you have 12 students, make 12 pieces o...
  • Knee to Knee - Free ESL teaching tips
    Knee to Knee
    By Mulle
    If you want your students to practise speaking, I recommend the "Knee to Knee" activity.Students pair up facing each other -their knees t...
  • Rhyming Words Game - Free ESL teaching tips
    Rhyming Words Game
    By MrsFrobisher
    This is a very simple game, but I find that students love it. You need a soft ball. If you can have the students standing in a circle, al...
  • Nothing planned? Do this - no prep needed.  - Free ESL teaching tips
    Nothing planned? Do this - no prep needed.
    By MrsFrobisher
    ALL ABOUT CRISPS. Start with a packet of crisps. Show a packet, or an image of a packet if possible.Activities:Mindmap - how many flavour...
  • Reading English texts spelled in IPA - Free ESL teaching tips
    Reading English texts spelled in IPA
    By Kisdobos
    Practice for reading IPA: most often when language teachers wish to practice the IPA symbols, they have their students convert English w...
  • Teaching new vocabulary - Free ESL teaching tips
    Teaching new vocabulary
    By MrsFrobisher
    When teaching difficult new key words, or vocabulary items, get them to:1) Look, cover and then say. 2) Make two columns and write the vo...
  • Great website for photos - Free ESL teaching tips
    Great website for photos
    By MrsFrobisher
    http://www.photosforclass.com/ This is a great site. I've just found it and I typed in 'girl running' to check it out and I was very pl...
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