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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[...]

ESL Lesson Plan Download

ESL Lesson Plan Download – Possessive Adjectives

Welcome to Off2Class! We've had repeated requests from teachers in the Off2Class community to release an ESL Lesson Plan Download from our content library. We're proud to announce that we've released an ESL Lesson Plan download covering Possessive Adjectives! The Off2Class Lesson Plan download is a complete lesson from the vast ESL Lesson Library on[...]

so and such

How to teach so and such, enough, too many and too much

These little words - some adverbs, some determiners, sometimes pronouns and generally very useful – now have four lessons dedicated to them on Off2Class, in our Adjectives and Adverbs Category. We know that you’ll enjoy teaching these to your Pre-Intermediate students. So and such, enough, not enough, too many and too much! A5.3 - So-and-such[...]

How to teach IELTS writing

How to Teach IELTS Writing: Teacher Training Webinar

James Heywood (head of content from Off2Class) delivered a webinar on how to teach IELTS Writing. This is our third competency-specific IELTS webinar sessions. Each webinar provides 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 IELTS Writing, please watch[...]

A new Off2Class is Here!

Welcome to 2017! We are excited to announce that the New Year brings a new Off2Class! Our 'Live Mode' classroom is now available for all teachers and students on Off2Class. This interactive classroom allows you and your students to manipulate and edit the Off2Class lesson content library during your lessons. This is a game changer[...]

onboard new ESL students

10 practical tips on how to onboard new ESL students in 2017

This week we are very happy to welcome Cecilia Nobre to the Off2Class blog! Cecilia is an avid ELT blogger, online teacher, and runs several online teacher communities in Brazil. It's a new year and we all need some inspiration to get moving after the holiday slowdown. Cecilia's going to share her tips to onboard new[...]

teach quantifiers and determiners

How to teach quantifiers and determiners

Welcome to 2017! We’ve added five lessons to help you teach quantifiers and determiners to your pre-intermediate students. When you teach quantifiers and determiners it is generally rewarding because it makes students feel as though they are leaving behind those annoying ‘Tarzan-like’ qualities of their English and gaining further naturalness. While some determiners, like the definite[...]

trial ESL lesson

How to Give a Great Trial ESL Lesson – Webinar

Welcome to the final Off2Class webinar of 2016! For this addition, we've invited Chris Rush from Better Business English to coach us on how to deliver successful trial ESL lessons. Providing a trial ESL lesson is an inevitable part of teaching ESL independently. The typical conversion funnel for obtaining a new ESL student looks something like[...]

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[...]