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In this section there are 2,124 articles that cover essential ESL topics such as how to teach grammar, use realia, and teach young learners. There are also a lot of lesson ideas and fun activities included in the articles. This ESL article, for example, is about teaching grammar and describes five great activities. It has been given five stars by other busy teachers so it obviously has useful content. Check it out for yourself or take a look at other articles that relate better to your questions or teaching situation.

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18 Worksheets for Adult ESL Students

18 Worksheets for Adult ESL Students

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If you're an ESL teacher, it's not uncommon to have students who are young children, as well as some who are well into their adulthood. Teaching adult learners ESL can look different dependi ...
Views 816 All
ESL Worksheets for Everyday English: Slang, Informal Expressions, & Everyday Dialogue

ESL Worksheets for Everyday English: Slang, Informal Expressions, & Everyday Dialogue

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Teaching English as a second language can be extremely rewarding, from introducing students to the ins and outs of reading, speaking, and writing to witnessing them learn and grow more confident ...
Views 719 BegElemPre-Int
Teaching In Time: Clocks, Days, Months, & Seasons

Teaching In Time: Clocks, Days, Months, & Seasons

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Once your students have learned cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers, it’s a great time to teach them about time! (Pun intended.) As always, we suggest starting with a warmup from a ...
Views 789 BegElem
Travel, Countries, & Languages ESL Worksheets

Travel, Countries, & Languages ESL Worksheets

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Learning about travelling, other cultures, and languages is always fun, and there are plenty of ways to introduce these topics to your ESL students. If you're planning lessons around countries a ...
Views 1,462
Numbers Practice Worksheets - Counting & Writing Practice

Numbers Practice Worksheets - Counting & Writing Practice

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Numbers are a part of everyday life and one of the first topics students learn about when they enter preschool and elementary school. Learning to identify numbers and count is essential for young ...
Views 980
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ESL Worksheets for Sharing Opinions

ESL Worksheets for Sharing Opinions

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Being able to distinguish between fact and opinion is an important skill for both reading and listening comprehension, especially as students delve into the complexities of a new language. As stud ...
Views 1,451
10 Verbs, Actions, & Activities Worksheets

10 Verbs, Actions, & Activities Worksheets

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Teaching verbs and actions is a crucial part of any student's education. It's the basis of learning sentence structure, subject verb agreement, and so much more. And while starting off with simpl ...
Views 1,900
Preposition Worksheets

Preposition Worksheets

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Prepositions are a huge part of the foundation of any language, so exposing young learners to them at the start of their educational experience is critical. As educators, teaching prepositions ca ...
Views 2,027
Movie Worksheet Roundup - Reading, Writing, & Listening Practice

Movie Worksheet Roundup - Reading, Writing, & Listening Practice

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Watching a movie in class is always a treat for both students and teachers, but what if enjoying a film could be educational as well? There are several academic benefits that go along with movies ...
Views 1,932
Best ESL Crosswords for All Levels

Best ESL Crosswords for All Levels

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Using crossword puzzles in the classroom is more than a way to pass time. Teachers can utilize these worksheets as a way to truly educate their students on new subjects in an impactful, fun way. I ...
Views 2,507
Winter Worksheets, Vocab, & Activities

Winter Worksheets, Vocab, & Activities

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Winter is a magical time for kids, from the excitement about upcoming holidays and winter break to the fun spent outdoors in the snow. These few months provide plenty of opportunity for teachers ...
Views 1,672 BegElem
Best Holiday Worksheets for the Whole Year

Best Holiday Worksheets for the Whole Year

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Whether you teach student in the United States, China, Canada, or another country, there are many shared holidays on the calendar. Incorporating festive activities into your lesson plans is a grea ...
Views 2,042
9 ESL Worksheets For Russian Speakers

9 ESL Worksheets For Russian Speakers

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Whether you speak the langauge or not, teaching students from different cultures and countries has its fair share of challenges, along with its benefits! In this post, we'll go over how to use ES ...
Views 1,969
Fill in the Blank Worksheets

Fill in the Blank Worksheets

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Fill in the Blank formats are used for a variety of educational activities, from tests and quizzes to worksheets and mad libs. They can serve as excellent practice for students learning to read a ...
Views 3,409
9 Fun Short/Long Vowel Worksheets

9 Fun Short/Long Vowel Worksheets

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Teaching short and long vowel sounds is one of the first things most teachers introduce to their students after they learn the alphabet. A strong understanding of these sounds is an incredibly im ...
Views 3,139
9 Objects Worksheets - Classroom & Household Objects

9 Objects Worksheets - Classroom & Household Objects

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From classroom objects to personal items to household belongings, these objects worksheets will help your students learn basic vocabularly and describe the world around them. These activities are ...
Views 2,547
Top 10 Rhyming Worksheets

Top 10 Rhyming Worksheets

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The benefits of rhyming in early education are endless. Not only does rhyming help young learners gain an interest in language, but it also helps prepare them to excel in reading and writing. It' ...
Views 2,515
Best ESL Flashcards for Beginners

Best ESL Flashcards for Beginners

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Help ESL students master common words and phrases with these free flashcards! Flashcards are one of the best ways to kickstart learning in young students who are being introduced to new subjec ...
Views 4,422
9 Free Sight Word Worksheets For Kindergarten

9 Free Sight Word Worksheets For Kindergarten

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Learning to read and write comes with its fair share of challenges for young learners, but teaching sight words are an excellent way to help students recognize common vocabulary as they navigate t ...
Views 2,963
8 Awesome Addition Worksheets

8 Awesome Addition Worksheets

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Learning math and the terminology behind it is often a challenge for many students, but it is possible to make it an enjoyable experience for young learners with the right tools and activities.&n ...
Views 2,598
10 Free Dot-To-Dot Worksheets and Printables

10 Free Dot-To-Dot Worksheets and Printables

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Finding simple and fun ways for young students to learn numbers and letters can feel like a challenge, but dot-to-dot worksheets are one of the best options!    Typically, dot-to-dot ...
Views 3,602
10 Free Math Coloring Worksheets

10 Free Math Coloring Worksheets

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Learning math at a young age is essential, but it's important for teachers to introduce new concepts with fun and creative methods, like coloring!   It's no surprise that math isn't every ...
Views 3,116 BegElemPre-Int
14 Intriguing Science Worksheets & Printables

14 Intriguing Science Worksheets & Printables

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From the rock cycle to the solar system, there's so much to explore about science. And while it may be one of the more complex subjects to teach, it can be one of the most rewarding when student ...
Views 2,721 ElemPre-IntInt
14 Great ESL Topics for Your Young Learners

14 Great ESL Topics for Your Young Learners

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Working with kids is an awesome experience, and as teachers, you have the ability to shape them, encourage them, and help them learn essential life skills at a young age. Though there are many ch ...
Views 265,882 All
How to Teach the Present Simple Tense

How to Teach the Present Simple Tense

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When teaching the Present Simple, the ultimate goal is to make sure your students understand that it’s used to describe routines, habits, daily activities, and general truths. Also important ...
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