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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[...]

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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[...]

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How to teach IELTS Listening and Webinar

Listen up! Off2Class now has a category of lessons dedicated to IELTS Listening. Coaching a student to succeed in IELTS Listening is not solely about vocabulary and grammar. Success is determined more by the skills needed in the exam along with a familiarity with the question types that students encounter. We’ve released a group of[...]

ESL Absolute Beginner

ESL Absolute Beginners: Recommended Pathways

Welcome to the first instalment of our latest Blog series: Recommended Pathways.  There's been a lot of demand from teachers for recommended course structures when teaching students with our ESL Lesson Plan Library. This is what we plan to cover in the recommended pathways series. Over the coming weeks we'll be posting recommended pathways for various[...]

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How to convert your trial ESL students into customers

My name is Kris Jagasia and I work on product development here at Off2Class. In this role I have the opportunity to interview and spend time with teachers at every angle of the ELT spectrum. The sheer diversity of teachers I come into contact with is what keeps my job interesting. Yet overall, it’s my work[...]

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The Teacher Guide to using email to find ESL students

Welcome to our latest post in our Teaching English Online series! This week, we're hosting Elena Mutonono. Elena coaches teachers on how to build up their online teaching businesses. Elena has kindly prepared a comprehensive guide to using email to find ESL students. Take it away Elena! 'Today I'd like to provide you with some[...]


How to find students on italki

We've hosted a number of articles and webinars with a theme on growing an online ESL teaching business. Recently, we've explored how to grow by leveraging the popular tutor marketplace: italki. Today, I would like to consolidate a number of these pieces into our definitive guide on how to find students on italki!  For those of you[...]


Asking for and giving directions ESL lesson plans

Need some direction to teach directions? We've added our first asking for and giving directions ESL lesson plans! Our asking for and giving directions lessons are loaded with images and our own, beautiful town map oozing with color and detail. In the imaginary town of Sherbourne, your student will learn to explain static locations with[...]


Travel English Lesson Plans – Ready to Teach

Our beautiful, bright and colourful travel English lesson plans have been so well received that we have released a few more. Just a week after we released the initial five lessons in our Functional Language Category, we've received a lot of positive feedback and requests for more lessons. Our Functional Language lessons contain no explicit grammar[...]