ESL Brains community recommends…

Ever wondered which lessons other ESL Brains teachers would recommend? We have, so we had a closer look at what was trending in the first half of 2022, and created the list of the most popular lesson plans. Read More

Outside-the-box ESL homework ideas 

Instead of giving your students pages of exercises, use these ESL homework ideas to help them make English their own. Read More

Tools for teaching engaging online classes

Technology can help bridge the gap between offline and online worlds. We simply need to equip ourselves with tools for engaging online classes. Read More

Infographics, mind maps, cartoons and other visuals for teaching English

Visuals not only spark conversation, but are also a great lesson intro idea, can be used to raise interest, teach and practise vocabulary, or support ideas in a debate. Read More

How to teach grammar in a fun way

‘Grammar is fun!’ is not something that English teachers often hear from their students. But it doesn't have to be like that. Read to learn what we think you could do to teach grammar in a fun way. Read More

New lesson categories: Lifestyle and Grammar

To make browsing our lessons easier, we have decided to add two new categories to the website search filter as well as introduce a completely new filter. Read More

Speaking activities for teaching conversational English one on one

If you’re looking for some new ideas or activities for teaching conversational English one on one, these tasks will definitely inspire you. Read More

Five no-prep speaking fluency activities for ESL students

Whether you teach low-level or advanced students, use these five speaking fluency activities to help them communicate better in English. You can use the activities as warm-ups, fillers, and whenever you feel that your students (and you!) need them. Read More

How teaching with authentic materials benefits your students

Real-life resources can be successfully used both in ESL lessons and outside the classroom to develop students’ language skills. Read how authentic materials can benefit your students. Read More

Year in a nutshell!

Goodbye 2021! Let's recap what happened in the last 12 months on ESL Brains and there's been a lot going on with almost 100 new lesson plans being published from Jan to Dec. Read More

ESL Brains Critical Reading Club is now here!

Some of you might be familiar with our Critical Reading Club (aka CRC). The idea behind it is that students read an article before the class and then discuss its content and share their thoughts in the classroom. Previously, we published posts on our Instagram but now it's here! Read More

Six no- and low-prep vocabulary revision exercises which make students think in English

Discover six simple revision ideas you can use at the beginning or end of a lesson to consolidate your students’ knowledge and make them feel more confident about the vocabulary they learn. Read More

Getting started with ESL Brains e-lesson plans

Learn how to use our e-lesson plans efficiently, as well as discover some differences and similarities between the structure of our worksheets and e-lessons. Read More

ESL Brains Critical Reading Club

Discover our Critical Reading Club (CRC). Learn how to use it in your classroom and how it can benefit your students. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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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. Read More

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