25 Reasons Why Now is a Great Time to Teach English Abroad

While many countries have a shortage of jobs, English teachers in Asia are still in high demand. Here are 25 reasons why right now is a great time to teach English in Asia. Photo of English Students, South Korea ©…
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5 Ways to Make the Most of Teaching Abroad

It occurred to me that some people may go to teach abroad and assume that just because they are in another country that amazing things are going to happen to them. In some cases this may be true, if you…
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ESL Games: Words in Words

15-30 minutes Teams of 3-4 Use the letters of a long word to spell smaller words Have each time submit words one at a time and write them on the board, with no duplicate words allowed Words that every team…

Typhoon

15-40 minutes Groups of 3-6 Practice making sentences with game board grid Play with ‘Bankrupt’ instead of ‘Typhoon’ Use category cards instead of word cards Make a minimum number of words for each sentence Have students listen and repeat after…

Shiritori

10-15 minutes 2 groups of at least 2 students Make word lists by using the last letter of the previous word Have several 4 to 5-minute game “rounds” In the first round, all team members participate In the second round,…

Sentence Jumble

30-45 minutes Any Review sentence structures and verb tenses Use easy sentences for less advanced students Use more complex sentences for more advanced students Preparation: Make a series of sentences, three more than the number of teams in your class…

Stand and Spell

10-10 minutes Groups of 4-10 Students become letters to stand next to each other and spell words Give each student a large alphabet card to hold above their head Have one student be the leader who places students in the…

Spell from a Bag

5-20 minutes Small groups of 2 or more Review vocabulary words and practice spelling Use letter blocks instead of having students write their letters on paper Use sentences with some similar words for more advanced students Divide the class into…

Spin the Coin

10-15 minutes Groups of 3-5 Practice grammar structures and vocabulary words with flashcards Use pictures for less advanced students Have special flashcards such as ‘place your marker on any available card’ or ‘remove 1 marker from a card’ Only allow…

The Hot Seat

45 minutes Any Communicate words without saying them Use simple words like animals or days of the week for weaker students Use the word ‘pass’ as one of the words on the board to challenge strong students Break class into…