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new esl speaking activities-release

New ESL Speaking Activities Release Intermediate

Four new Speaking Lessons for your Intermediate students. As summer approaches fast for many of us, students often want less intensive lessons. The more the sun shines, the less students are inclined to undertake a new grammar point. As the teacher, you might find yourself needing mostly lessons that promote fluency rather than introducing new[...]

build trust with your ESL students

How to Build Trust with Your ESL Students – Webinar

Welcome to the second Off2Class webinar of 2017! For this addition, we've invited Chris Rush from Better Business English to coach you on how to build trust with your ESL students. Why is is it important for you to build trust with your ESL students? Think of trust as the key ingredient. It will allow you[...]

Off2Class ESL Placement Test

Off2Class ESL Placement Test V2.0 is ready!

We're proud to announce that the Off2Class ESL Placement Test V2.0 is ready for you to assign to your students!  We've taken the existing grammar-based Off2Class ESL Placement test (V1.0) and added Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking assessments to the tool. Now when you press 'Assign Test' on our Placement Test page, you'll have the[...]

Speaking Lessons for Intermediate Students

Four new Speaking Lessons for Intermediate Students

Here at Off2Class we often receive requests from teachers in our community regarding topics for Speaking Lessons. We’re pleased to announce four more Speaking Lessons for Intermediate students, all asked for by our users – thank you, Trisha, John, Arda, and Simon! We hope that you enjoy these new Speaking Lessons for Intermediate Students, and feel[...]

Step-By-Step Guide to Teaching IELTS

Step-By-Step Guide to Teaching IELTS: Webinar

Welcome to the latest Off2Class webinar! This week, Matt Thompson for Smart Online Tutoring has provided us with his Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching IELTS.  Often, when we're trying to take a new direction in our professional practices, we can get discouraged by the immensity of the task. This daunting feeling certainly exists for teachers considering[...]

Off2Class ESL Content

Off2Class ESL Content Turns Two Years Old!

Off2Class ESL Content has turned two years old and our dream is closer to reality. Many of you have been with us since Off2Class was in its testing phase, and we want to thank you for sticking around as we have grown. It’s a great journey. We are a true online company, serving teachers and[...]

advanced learner speaking activities

Advanced Learner Speaking Activities – ESL Lesson Content

Our most recent Advanced Learner Speaking Activities have been so heavily used by Off2Class teachers that we decided to release a few more for this proficiency level. These Advanced Learner Speaking Activities include warm-ups to get your students thinking about the topic, whether it be via images, some short statements, or a small reading activity. Then[...]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Teaching Phrasal Verbs

Turn your students onto Phrasal Verbs! So, how did your New Year’s Resolutions turn out? Not so well? Well, it’s never too late to make another resolution! This year, why not learn to teach Phrasal Verbs correctly? I’ve made a short video that cover the 5 Things You Need to Know About Teaching Phrasal Verbs.[...]

Upper Intermediate Speaking Activities

Upper Intermediate Speaking Activities

Once students reach Upper Intermediate proficiency, you really need to throw plenty of interesting topics their way to keep motivation high and provide ample opportunity to voice opinions and develop the subtleties to disagree politely... We've released 5 new Upper Intermediate Speaking Activities for you to teach! Details below. Even though none of the topics presented[...]

Advanced Learner Speaking Lessons

Advanced Learner Speaking Lessons – ESL Content

Need a little controversy to spice up your advanced learner speaking lessons?  Let’s face it! Unless you live under a rock, you know that Trump is now President of the United States. And love him or loathe him, his controversial manner has got people talking! As an ESL teacher, it’s exactly what you want to[...]

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