How to make the most of group activities in one-to-one classes

Using group activities with one-to-one classes may not seem particularly exciting or even doable for some teachers. Have you ever wondered how to adapt group activities to provide variety, as well as ensuring your one-to-one students enjoy and benefit from them? Read to discover our tips to consider.

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Month in a nutshell: August 2021

Let’s summarise what happened in August: 6 new lesson plans, 2 new authors and 1 cool search feature that makes browsing ESL Brains easier.

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Month in a nutshell: July 2021

Have a look at the summary of what happened on ESL Brains in July: new lessons, a new blog post and a new author.

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5 websites that will take your ESL lessons to the next level

Discover websites that can maximise your students’ learning opportunities and bring a little spark and creativity into the classroom.

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Month in a nutshell: June 2021

June brought 6 new lesson plans in both printable (pdfs) and digitial e-lesson plan formats. See if you haven’t missed any of them! Oh, and check us on Instagram!

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Month in a nutshell: May 2021

Last month, we published 8 new lesson plans in both printable (pdfs) and the digitial e-lesson plan formats. See if you haven’t missed any of them! Oh, and check us on Instagram!

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ESL Brains-style Critical Reading Club

Encourage your students to read authentic articles and get them talking. We will curate the reading content and prepare discussion questions for you in our Critical Reading Club posts on Instagram.

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Month in a nutshell: April 2021

In April, not only did we introduce A2 lessons but we kept on creating advanced lessons plans. This way we published 8 new lessons and not just 6 as usual.

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E-lesson plans look funky today?

If you’re experiencing some text formatting issues in our e-lesson plans, don’t panic there’s a quick fix for it!

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Introducing ESL Brains A2 lesson plans!

The top requested change content-wise by far were low-level (A2) lesson plans. And in the beginning of this year, we decided it’s high time we tried to tackle that.

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Month in a nutshell: March 2021 + Breaking news!

Goodbye March, welcome April! Last month, we were busy creating new worksheets and preparing something brand new for April. And today we can announce it.

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Month in a nutshell: February 2021

Learn what new ESL lessons for online and offline teaching we created in February and check whether you didn’t miss anything useful!

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Month in a nutshell: January 2021

Discover what has been published on ESL Brains in January. Besides new lessons, we have new authors and a new website to be proud of.

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New features on ESL Brains

We’re happy to officially announce that we start 2021 with a new redesigned website. It took us much more time than expected but we wanted to make sure things are right and that we listened to your feedback. Last week, we had some of you test the new website but now we want to share […]

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Discover ESL Brains content

If you are new here and you’ve never seen ESL Brains lesson plans, then you’re in the best place to discover what we do. At ESL Brains we publish ready-to-use ESL lesson plans and worksheets for adult learners that tackle up-to-date and thought-provoking topics. The core of our content is based on authentic videos from YouTube/TED.

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Share Your Lesson! Competition Top 10 Shortlist

What’s the story? For some time, we’re wondering how many teachers out there are also material writers and wanted to discover their approaches to creating lessons. We figured  that to motivate some of you, but also to recognize your work and talent, we’ll do it in a form of a competition. And that’s how we […]

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Making teaching English online easier with ESL Brains

Teaching English online now I started teaching online three years ago and I came to really enjoy this format. Despite its downsides, there are many benefits for teachers of doing lessons online. The obvious one is just the sheer amount of time you save when you don’t need to commute endlessly across the city. Plus, […]

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How to use interactive videos for teaching English

As you probably have already realized we love using videos for teaching English. You may wonder why? First of all, that’s how people consume media nowadays. We stopped reading and turned to video (YouTube) and audio (podcasts) as the primary type of online content we get, whether these are vlogs, how-tos, educational videos or news […]

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