Category: resources

Supporting EFL Classroom

It is now 12 years old – EFL Classroom 2.0.  Daily, without missing a day, wherever I am in the world, I check in. I check in and upload content, vet content, edit content, work on site design, attend to member messages, send emails and...

Video & Language Teaching

I’ve written many times previously on what I call – The Video Teaching Revolution. Video is becoming the new, dynamic textbook. It won’t replace print but it will have its own place, time and attention as a learning material and medium of instruction. This recent...

Give Me 5 – Vocabulary game

Give Me 5 is a simple vocabulary prompt game that makes for a light lesson and review of main English vocabulary. Download the Give Me 5 cards. Students can be dealt the cards and challenge each other (or other groups). Set a time limit in...

100 Top Youtube Videos For Teaching English

I have decades of experience using video in the classroom. From this experience ’twas born this list of the top 100 Youtube videos to use to teach English. Not a definitive list in the sense of being “scientific” but I rank these videos based on...

World Cup Resources

I’m a huge soccer fan, especially when it’s the World Cup. Over the years, I’ve created some amazing resources to share with teachers.  The World Cup makes a great lesson, even just playing whiteboard soccer for review gets students motivated and excited about learning English....

Instant Printables Resource Library

I’ve been designing lesson materials for a long time and part of that has been printables for Gif Lingua. Each book has a set teachers can download to use to support teaching the topic of the book. Now, they are all available  in an accessible...

50 Ways To Learn A Language (without a teacher)

Teachers are great. But people have been learning languages for thousands of years without a teacher. It’s not only possible but actually in many ways better and more effective. Not all of these will work for you. There is no “magic bullet”, no “secret sauce”....

Fortune: A “Netflix” style video series

I’m a big fan of using video to learn language. “If I only had a dollar for every person who told me they learned English by watching Friends!”  Extensive watching works, it really does. Educational video works but it is too often dull, dim, uncompelling,...

Black Friday Special

I  do A LOT of hard work to bring great resources to teachers. Over the 12 + years I’ve been creating and sharing resources online – hundreds of thousands of teachers have used the resources in their classrooms.  It’s gratifying. So for Black Friday ONLY...

Teaching With EnglishCentral

I’m immensely proud of all the work I’ve put in and the team has put in to build the teaching platform – EnglishCentral. It’s been a great experience working with schools and universities around the world and building curriculum for them on the platform. We’ve...

The Dimensions of the present moment

When I was a young(er) teacher, quite cut off and alone in a town in the Czech Rep. — one of the books that were my best friends was “The Dimensions of the Present Moment” – a collection of essays by the Czech immunologist /...

Pop Song Workbook

I’ve done a lot over the years to promote the use of music in the ELT Classroom. From my days as a karaoke king in ESL classrooms in Canada to recent articles and research concerning the efficacy of music in the language classroom. Here is...

Best “Love” Video Lessons

It’s Valentine’s time and a great opportunity to do a lesson about “love”. Actually, any time of the year is a good opportunity to fashion a lesson on this universal theme! Here below are my most highly recommended video lessons (with materials) about “love”.  Please...

Updated: Teach | Learn Coursebook

My Teach | Learn coursebook has been and is being used in hundreds of classrooms. So happy to get emails from teachers and to promote OER (open educational resources). It’s been a wonderful success. I sold 200 in the first week and that paid for...

Top 20 EFL Classroom 2.0 Resources

We have a great community! Pioneering, always fresh.  So much to help teachers. See these testimonials from members.   There is a lot of content available to free members.  But please consider upgrading to Supporter to download all files, lessons, resources and access everything. Here are...

Words: A Lesson

This lesson has a distinct vocabulary focus and gets students thinking about root words, chunks and collocations/word associations. They gain an awareness of how words can be used in many ways…. It uses the amazing video – Words. (WARNING:  use this version, NOT the youtube version....

Community mid month updates

Dear EFL Classroom 2.0ers, Here below are a few new or updated things on the community. Hope you find them useful. Also, on a personal note – I’d like to invite all members to do a summer trial on EnglishCentral. Sign up as a teacher and...

Identifying human emotions – Gifs

View the full “Human Emotion” big screen presentation Human emotions are a universal and something that provides great context for teaching how to refer to them in English. Paul Ekman’s work in this area has always fascinated me and brought out the anthropologist in me...

Together: Olympic Inspiration

The Olympics will be here upon us in no time.  So much excitement and its a great topic to harness student motivation. This is a very inspiring and poetic promo video for Rio.  One of 4 promo videos. the others are Respect, Breath and Counting...

Subscribe By Email

Get every new post delivered right to your inbox.

Please prove that you are not a robot.

Skip to toolbar