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ESL Teaching Niche

Building Your ESL Teaching Niche: Interview – Lou Page

Meet Lou Page! Lou is an ESL teacher with 40 years of experience in Papua New Guinea and Australia. Lou tells us his fascinating story of building an ESL teaching niche for his latest project - La San English - in Vietnam. Focusing on a niche (i.e. a specific type of ESL student) allows us to[...]

possessive, reflexive and reciprocal pronouns

How to teach possessive, reflexive and reciprocal pronouns

Off2Class is pleased to announce the addition of three lessons to our ESL content library, covering possessive pronouns, reflexive pronouns and reciprocal pronouns. Most teachers cover subject and object pronouns quickly, and rightly so. Students often already have a grasp of them even without a teacher-led lesson. However, as a student progresses, an understanding of[...]

'live mode' classroom

Off2Class 2.0 – ‘Live Mode’ Classroom is Here!

We're thrilled to announce that Off2Class 2.0 is here! Our new 'live mode' classroom has been rolled out to our beta testing group and we're excited to tell you all about it! We're calling our new classroom 'Live Mode' as you can now edit and interact with our content live, with your students. All existing[...]

Online Teacher Story: Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

This week in our freelance ESL teacher profile we have co-founder of Off2Class, James Heywood. James started teaching online four years ago. He found it challenging to live a healthy lifestyle while teaching online. Hours behind a computer started to take their toll. Take it away James! When you read about online teaching, most articles focus[...]

ESL Teacherpreneur

ESL Teacherpreneur Stories – Teryn and Dan

Welcome to the 7th installment of our ESL Teacherpreneur series! This is where we highlight teachers from the Off2Class community who have branched away from classroom teaching. This week we'd like to highlight Teryn Brafford and Dan Conerd - each an ESL Teacherpreneur in Thailand via New Zeland. They've started an exciting teacher collective called My English Teachers. Get[...]

How to Teach IELTS Reading

How to Teach IELTS Reading: Webinar

James Heywood (head of content) from Off2Class recently delivered a webinar on how to teach IELTS Reading. This is our second competency-specific IELTS webinar sessions. Each of these webinars will provide an in-depth review for each of the IELTS competencies.  If you'd like a general overview of the IELTS exam, before jumping into how to teach[...]

Complete materials to teach IELTS Reading online

Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Off2Class now has a category of lessons designed for you to teach IELTS Reading online! All students read every day. They read signs and notes, news articles and gossip columns. They scan timetables for information and browse reviews for the latest book to read, film to watch and restaurant[...]

How to Teach IELTS Listening

How to Teach IELTS Listening: Webinar

James Heywood (head of content) from Off2Class recently delivered a webinar on how to teach IELTS Listening. This was the first of our competency-specific IELTS webinar sessions. Each of these webinars will provide an in-depth review for each of the IELTS competencies.  If you'd like a general overview of the IELTS exam, before jumping into how[...]

ppt lesson plan template

PPT Lesson Plan Template – Free Download

Welcome to Off2Class! We've had repeated requests from teachers in the Off2Class community to release the tools that we use to create ESL lesson content. We are proud to present the Off2Class PPT lesson Plan Template for free download! This is the PPT Lesson Plan Template that we use to build our ESL Lesson Plan[...]

how to teach ielts

How to Teach IELTS: Webinar

James Heywood (head of content) from Off2Class recently delivered a webinar on how to teach IELTS. The session was intended for teachers looking for insight into one of the world’s foremost ESL exams. The how to teach IELTS webinar summarizes the resources you need to guide your students through the IETLS exam. This webinar is[...]