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Controversial ESL Topics

Controversial ESL Topics: For Your Classroom

Controversial ESL topics to promote fluency and motivation in your ESL classroom Have you wanted to add a bit of spice to your speaking skills lessons? Have your students ever asked for something a little more exciting to talk about? Off2Class has speaking skills lesson covering controversial ESL topics. These new lessons are designed to[...]

Environmental Lessons for ESL Students

Environmental Lessons for ESL Students

Our latest two Environmental Lessons for ESL Students: Environmental Law and Environmental Activism round out the series that tackles our planet’s most urgent issues. Environmental Lessons for ESL students are increasingly important in any curriculum. We know that every forward-thinking ESL educator includes content about environmental issues in their curriculum. Below, please find a overview[...]

esl student improvement

ESL Student Improvement: Measurement and Reward

The importance of measuring ESL student improvement to maintain motivation As teachers, we all know that if we've been working with the same students for a period, motivation can lag. The student's familiarity with the learning relationship can create a perception that improvement has stagnated. This perception can lead to a loss of motivation, and the[...]

future continuous tense

How to teach the future continuous tense to ESL students

The future continuous tense is not a hard form to teach... ...yet it can be challenging for students to use it. We recommend introducing the future continuous tense when your students feel comfortable using the present continuous for actions in progress at the time of speaking. Additionally, it's best to wait to introduce the tense[...]

Plan an ESL Course

How to Plan an ESL Course: If you’ve never done it before

Welcome to 2018! Many of us may need to Plan an ESL Course this semester... The call to Plan an ESL course will be an easy task for some of us. We can use past courses we've planned as a starting point or perhaps use an existing plan and adapt it. Yet, for many of[...]

TOEFL and IELTS Environmental Topics

TOEFL and IELTS Environmental Topics: What to know

If you are teaching students who intend to sit TOEFL or IELTS, you will need to teach the format of the test. For example, candidates need a strategy to recognize and answer Reference Questions in TOEFL and  Matching Heading Questions in IELTS. However, while it’s vital to focus on question-type strategy, you should ensure your students are comfortable[...]

Off2Class for Young Learners

How to Adapt Off2Class for Young Learners – Webinar

As many of you know, our lesson content is designed for adolescents and above. Despite this design, many teachers in our community adapt Off2Class for young learners. We also receive consistent requests for young learner-focused content. Lately, we've been surveying our teacher community to understand some of the strategies that they use to adapt Off2Class for their[...]

esl speaking activities about sins and virtues

ESL Speaking Activities About Sins and Virtues

Our latest release, ESL Speaking Activities about sins and virtues!  Many of you know that Santa Claus (or Saint Nicolas or Father Christmas) only comes to those who’ve been nice, and not naughty! Religion and culture have always provided guidance regarding both good and bad behaviors, respectively known as sin and virtue. Christian tradition has[...]

Teaching TOEFL Students

Teaching TOEFL Students: Step-by-Step Guide

We are delighted to announce that all four sections of our TOEFL lesson series are live! To celebrate the release, James from Off2Class held a teacher training webinar to coach you on teaching TOEFL students. He provides a step-by-step framework that you can use when you're coaching your first TOEFL candidates. This session is perfect[...]

TOEFL Reading

TOEFL Reading: Lesson Series and Webinar

We are delighted to announce that our final TOEFL series, TOEFL Reading is now live! You can find our TOEFL Reading Lesson Series in our lesson library. This marks our 4th category of TOEFL prep lessons and we now have a complete TOEFL Toolkit available to you. To celebrate our latest release, we held a teacher-training webinar[...]

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