We are celebrating one year anniversary of our website. To show you what has been happening during that time, we’d like to share with you some amazing data about TED4ESL.

First of all, we need to say “thank you” for all the positive feedback we’ve received so far. It’s great to hear that teachers around the world like our work, share it with each other and are eager to send their comments and opinions. That’s one of the things that we appreciate the most about running TED4ESL. To sum up 2017, we should say that we had roughly 250 thousand page views made by around 30 thousand visitors who could browse almost 50 original ESL video-based worksheets. It’s hard to say whether it’s a great result objectively but we are thrilled!!! To put it into perspective, the TED4ESL community is as big as Shakespeare’s hometown – Stratford-upon-Avon 🙂 and it also means that we’ve managed to publish something each week (that was our goal from the start).

TED4ESL community is a true global village

Teachers from across the world visit our page. Seriously, we’ve got people from all continents (expect Antarctica ;)). See for yourself in the picture below. The top 5 countries are Spain, Poland, the USA, Vietnam and Brazil: Hola!, Cześć!, Hello!, Xin chào!, Olá!

What lessons you enjoy most

Across 50 video-based lessons we published, there were some favourites. Below, you will find the TOP 5 worksheets according to popularity:

  1. How to buy happiness
    >> B1 lesson with synonyms of rich and poor
  2. Millennials in the workplace
    >> C1 Business English lesson based on a viral interview with Simon Sinek
  3. Sleep more! Your brain needs it!
    >> B2 grammar-oriented lesson on used to, get used to, be used to
  4. Question no one knows the answers to
    >> B1/B2 lesson on indirect questions
  5. Your online life, permanent as a tattoo
    >> B1 lesson focused on collocation and fixed phrases

We have also learned that you really like our categories by level. You’ve most often gone for B1 and B2 level lessons and in terms of topics, it turns out that Business English and Global Issues are the most sought after categories.

Other fun statistics

Our website shows the global trend of moving towards mobile devices. Two-thirds of visits to TED4ESL were from desktops and the remaining part through mobile phones and tablets. We wonder whether you also prefer to use tablets rather than desktops as teaching tools.

The busiest day in terms of traffic was the 21st of November. It’s hard to say why this particular day attracted most viewers, perhaps it was because we published a worksheet called Problems with the education system – something that touches all of us.

I’ve talked about top 5 lessons. Of course, there are also 5 worst performing worksheets that include:

  1. How I’m discovering the secrets of ancient texts
    >> short B2 worksheet with a word-building exercise
  2. Why we all need to practice emotional first aid
    >> B2 lesson for discussion classes
  3. How do I deal with a bully, without becoming a thug myself?
    >> B2 lesson on bullying
  4. How to speak up for yourself
    >> B2 worksheet with phrases for expressing opinions
  5. Designers – Think Big!
    >> B2 lesson on design vocabulary

Check them out for yourself, explore them and don’t let them be outsiders 🙂

Want to make TED4ESL a better place for teachers? In the comments below, tell us what works for you, what tasks you like most, what tasks are useless/boring or just say hello 🙂



  2. I think this is because it’s hard to get someone to watch an authentic video in English if they don’t at least have a B level. Most people need to practice, review, and learn vocabulary, and basic phrases and sounds in English before they can start doing basic comprehension activities.

    I also think that the BBC has some really great resources https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/ as well as the British Council for http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/category/learner-audience/adult-learners


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