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Great English Teaching Materials on Pintrest


Pintrest a popular website where people can collect and share websites, videos, and pictures that they've found on the web. It's also great source of English teaching materials that have been collected and shared by various teachers around the world. Just searching for a topic that you are currently teaching such as verbs, phonics, prepositions, or learning to read, can bring up plenty of worksheets and pictures that you can use in class. You can even open your own account and save the items you like to your own collection.

I have also collected various materials on Pintrest and you can check out the Kid's ESL Pintrest page for yourself here.

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Great Songs about prepositions (in, on, under, by)

Prepositions are always difficult for students to remember, so why not make it easier with some great songs that will get stuck in their heads for hours.


This above song is great for beginners and young children. It even has a niffy dance and repeats the words in, on, under, by again and again to help the kids remember.

Click read more to see other great songs to use with your students when teaching prepositions.


Dealing with difficult students



If you become a teacher you will inevitably encounter students who will refuse to do as they are told and challenge your sanity. They are often quickly labelled "the bad student" but here are some good ideas to help your deal with difficult students, and assist you in getting through those tough times.

ESL Website Review: Lanternfish


Lacking resources? Work at a school which expects your to teach English...with nothing? Lanternfish is a great website that I've been using recently. It has plenty of free materials, games, lessons plans, and songs to help you plan your lessons with kids and adults. Read more to learn more about their great stuff.


Teaching Tip: Color code your card game sets


Ever made multiple sets of the same card game for class and then messed them up? Ever finished playing only to fine one lone card sitting on the floor after class? Instead of having to go through every single set to rearrange your cards, why not print each set on a different colored piece of paper or cardboard. It's super easy to print, and makes telling each set apart 100x easier.


The Importance of Repetition


Many students who live in a non-English speaking country may have few opportunities to speak English outside of class. Their only exposure to English may only be their one hour class once a week, which means it may be difficult for students to retain and remember English words and grammar. Therefore you need to continuously repeat the same words and questions again, and again, and again, and again, in order to make them stick. This does limit the amount of new material that they can learn in a year, but it will benefit the students in the long run. Check out this article to learn more about how to use repetition and keep your lessons fun and interesting.

Song: Is, am, are




Here is a great chant and video to help students remember the difficult "I am, you are, he is, she is." Grammar in English. It's a great chant to do in class without the music too!

Teaching Games


Want to use more games in class, but don't know how? Having trouble getting the kids to play properly? Check out this great guide on teaching games and help the kids have more fun when learning English.



Teach kids to read with Starfall.com


Starfall is a great free website which has tones of online stories, quizzes, songs, and worksheets to help children learn how to read. It's aimed towards English speaking children who may have reading difficulties, but it's great for ESL learners as well.


Game: Pass the Pens




A great easy game that you can play to help the students practice asking questions and giving answers. It's a great warm up game for any class.

Age: 6+
Class size: 5+
Materials: Two different colored pens (Or two objects that they can pass around) and a CD player