Month in a Nutshell: April 2024

April was a busy month for us here at ESL Brains! We’ve published fresh new lesson plans and added to our lesson sets. The team has covered all types of fascinating topics this month, from financial crime, to influencers, music festivals, and AI podcasts! Read More

Introducing Lesson Sets!

Lesson Sets will save you loads of prep time and allow for a more structured teaching and learning experience, while allowing for flexibility (because we know that each student or group is different). The lessons in each set are connected by topic or function. Read More

A year in a nutshell: what our 2023 was like

See what made our 2023 special and share what you appreciated the most and how we can make 2024 even better! Read More

Reflecting and projecting: fun end-of-the-year activities and teaching ideas to start a new year

While it's common to ask students to ponder their year, draw conclusions and reflect, we have some additional ideas that will not only make your lesson engaging and useful but also inject an element of fun into the process. Read More

New PDF design is here!

We are excited to present the new PDF design: user-friendly, clear and professional. This is how the lessons published from September 2023 onwards will look! Read More

Fun and engaging ESL speaking games 

These five ESL speaking games are simple and fun. They can be used as fillers, vocabulary revision or warm-up tasks. You can test them out straight away with our 2 ready-to-use guessing games worksheets. Read More

Teaching phrasal verbs – ideas for activities

Let’s talk about activities that will make teaching phrasal verbs more effective. Here are some of our favourite easy-to-implement activities.  Read More

Try out the new lesson plan feature – homework/revision tasks!

We are excited to announce that we have added a new feature to our standard and flipped lesson plans! Read More

Learning about the ESL Brains community (2023 Annual Survey results)

Discover what we have learned from your responses in our 2023 Annual Survey and how this will affect ESL Brains in the upcoming months. Read More

What makes a successful ESL role play?

Take a look at the tips for a successful ESL role play to see what to do before, during and after a role play to make the most of it.   Read More

How to make our students practise writing in English

Read about a few ideas on how to make students practise writing in English and integrate it seamlessly into their lives. Read More

Year 2022 in a nutshell!

We want to update you on all the amazing things that happened on ESL Brains in 2022 and share with you a couple of achievements. Read More

How to practise irregular verbs through speaking

Read about some ideas of practising irregular verbs that will help your students remember them once and for all. Read More

How to navigate ESL Brains website

Check our tips and guidelines on how to browse ESL Brains to find the lessons you need in the easiest way possbile and discover new lessons. Read More

Tips for teaching advanced ESL students

Advanced ESL students aren’t always super fluent in English and confident about their language skills, and they all have different strengths and knowledge gaps. Here are some tips on how to make their learning experience more enjoyable and rewarding. Read More

Introducing ESL Brains Speaking Class worksheets!

Your students want to speak English but you struggle to find good (if any) ready-made speaking lesson plans. Sounds familiar? In that case, the new ESL Brains lesson format might be a game-changer! Read More

New e-lesson plan design is here!

New e-lesson plan design is here! It's more functional, clearer and more appealing. Read more about the changes in our blog post. Read More

Creating fun ESL activities with TV series

Why not use your students' favourite TV shows and create fun, engaging and more memorable ESL activities? Discover Olia's low-prep tasks ideas based on TV series! Read More

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