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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[...]

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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[...]


Functional Language Lessons with Tasks

Off2Class has released bright, colorful vacation-themed functional language lessons to get your students talking. Our newest category: Functional Language lessons contain no explicit grammar and focus on language in context which leads to tasks to promote the target language. Our first five lessons in the series will help students to talk about vacation time and[...]


Being an Online ESL Teacher: What I love!

I have done many things in my life but few have been as rewarding as being an online ESL teacher. Watching my students blossom to the point where they can carry on entire conversations in English is something special. I was raised in China with an American mother and a Canadian father and grew up[...]


How to get Online students: 30 students in 30 days

Welcome to the 6th instalment of our Entrepreneurial ESL Teacher Story series where we highlight teachers from the Off2Class community that are growing their own independent teaching businesses. Today, Chris Rush who has been teaching Business English online since 2012 at Better Business English is going to share his story of how to get online students[...]