Articles About Our ESL Lesson Content

Here you can browse the descriptions of Our Lesson Content. We also offer you tips for teaching each series.

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Speaking Activities about Crime and Punishment

Advanced Speaking Activities about Crime and Punishment

We've been inspired to release 5 new Advanced Speaking Activities about Crime and Punishment! Anyone who enjoys a good film or TV series will know that the last decade has seen the rise of Scandinavian noir. The Danish series The Killing was made into an equally successfully US production. The Swedish-Danish co-production The Bridge was[...]

Upper Intermediate Students

Five new Speaking Lessons for your Upper Intermediate students

Many students who reach higher levels of proficiency are often heading toward a standardized test such as IELTS or TOEFL. All major standardized tests consist of a speaking component. As such, it’s vital that Upper Intermediate students learn to talk on a wide variety of issues. When choosing topics for Off2Class Speaking Lessons, we include[...]

new esl speaking activities-release

New ESL Speaking Activities Release Intermediate

Four new Speaking Lessons for your Intermediate students. As summer approaches fast for many of us, students often want less intensive lessons. The more the sun shines, the less students are inclined to undertake a new grammar point. As the teacher, you might find yourself needing mostly lessons that promote fluency rather than introducing new[...]

Speaking Lessons for Intermediate Students

Four new Speaking Lessons for Intermediate Students

Here at Off2Class we often receive requests from teachers in our community regarding topics for Speaking Lessons. We’re pleased to announce four more Speaking Lessons for Intermediate students, all asked for by our users – thank you, Trisha, John, Arda, and Simon! We hope that you enjoy these new Speaking Lessons for Intermediate Students, and feel[...]

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