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Another Christmas poster

Another Christmas poster

If you haven't checked out our official ESL Expertz Christmas poster, you should click here. Complete your Christmas poster collection by downloading this free PDF for the last 10 minutes of any of...

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ISMOCRACY

ISMOCRACY

Talking about politics can be difficult sometimes, but it is definitely a subject that adult learners love to talk about. However, I believe it is important to do it the right way, and I think I've...

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Adulting 101

Adulting 101

What on earth did they teach us in school? Do you remember how to factor binomials or the Pythagorean theorem? Probably. Do you remember how much the Louisiana Purchase cost or when William the...

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Virtual museum tours for online lessons

Virtual museum tours for online lessons

For anybody working exclusively at home, you may be running out of ideas for how to spice up those online lessons. Here is a great introduction for how to use virtual museum tours in a fun and easy way. Once you start thinking about it, you’ll probably come up with activities just for you.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about icebreakers…

Everything you ever wanted to know about icebreakers…

…but never dared ask. We learn more from our failures than our successes, and over the years I have learned quite a bit. Icebreakers seem like such a simple thing until you show up to class with an idea and bomb on the first day. Today I will share with you what I have learned over the years, the do’s and the don’ts of icebreakers.

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Wacky Products

Wacky Products

There are some products online that are just too weird to believe, and others that are so weird they must be true! This B1-B2 level discussion course has everything you need for a 60-90 minute discussion about wonderful and weird products found online.

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Who is Victor Lustig?

Who is Victor Lustig?

This lesson plan is my own creation and it has been through several revisions over the past 12 months. I hope this “final” version can help you in one of your future classes! Suitable for B1+ – C1 students. Duration: ~ 90 minutes.

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Use “Well, Say Something!” online

Use “Well, Say Something!” online

Since Covid-19 hit, do you know what I’ve really missed? Teeny tiny pieces of paper… They used to be everywhere! In cups, wrapped by rubber bands, in plastic baggies, tucked into textbooks and paperclips. Kinetic learning was my favorite method. ESL Expertz has created many of its resources to work in much the same way as those bits of paper. Learn our best method for using “Well, Say Something!” in your online lessons here!

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