New Pages on Teflnet/EnglishClub
We are constantly adding new pages and resources to Teflnet for English teachers. We hope you enjoy these recent additions.
Greta Thunberg Quiz
Students can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of our page on climate activist Greta Thunberg, one of a series of EnglishClub readings on environmental and health issues.
Reading Exercise: Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
How did a 15-year-old high school student from Sweden become the world's most famous climate change activist? With vocal and quiz.
Time Zones of the USA
The United States observes 9 time zones as below: 4 time zones in the contiguous USA. 2 time zones beyond the contiguous USA. 3 time zones in US territories
5 Communication Skills That Every Online English Teacher Must Have
In this article, you will find the top communication skills that you must develop to keep your students engaged and be an effective online English teacher.
Reading/Video Exercise: Greta Thunberg on Climate Change
Did you know that environmental activist Greta Thunberg features in one of the music videos that British rock band The 1975 made for their 2020 album Notes On A Conditional Form? She speaks about climate change while stock footage and graphics from companies like Shutterstock and Getty Images are shown, implying that in the future images like these could be the only way people can see what our planet looked like before it suffered the effects of global warming.
Top ESL Resource Sites of 2020
51Talk has gathered excellent ESL resource sites that are helpful for online English teachers.
Teaching English as a Non-Native English-Speaking Teacher: Tips and Considerations
Armando Pannacci predicts a brighter future for NNESTs in the NEST vs NNEST wars.
History of Dance Music
This page looks at the vocabulary of Dance Music through its history, people and songs.
In the Classroom Vocabulary Poster
Specially designed for English learners, these free British and American vocabulary posters are ideal for classroom use or at home in the bedroom.
Word Stress Rules - UPDATED
This page gives you the rules for word stress, with audio. Two simple rules and five more complicated rules for which syllable to stress in English.
Minimal Pair /əʊ/ and /aʊ/ as in KNOW and NOW
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /əʊ/ and the other the vowel sound /aʊ/.
The Strange Language of Journalists: A Brief Introduction To Journalese
‘BOSSES BLAST CHIEFS’ — or so a typical, tabloid headline might read. It is technically an English sentence. As in, it has a subject, a verb and an object, but the meaning is obscure. That’s because it is a sentence written in journalese: the language of newspapers.
History of Rock Music - UPDATED
This page looks at the vocabulary of Rock Music through its history, people and songs.
Symbols Picture Quiz
Can you name these symbols?
Minimal Pair /ɒ/ and /ɔ:/ as in COT and CAUGHT
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /ɒ/ and the other the vowel sound /ɔ:/.
Minimal Pair /æ/ and /ɑ:/ as in HAD and HARD
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /æ/ and the other the vowel sound /ɑ:/.
Prepositions of Movement Picture Quiz
Choose the phrase that best describes the direction of movement in each picture.
Prepositions of Place Picture Quiz
Can you find the correct preposition of place?
Tableware Picture Quiz
Can you name these items of tableware?
Green Vegetables Picture Quiz
Can you name these green veggies in English?
Fruits Picture Quiz
Can you name these fruits in English?
Online English Teaching Tech: Platforms and Apps
A basic understanding of online teaching technology is essential for educators as the current environment of education is rapidly changing. Online educators need to stay on top of the curve to avoid frustration. The switch to online education isn’t always as straightforward as we would like it to be. To avoid hassles, a basic understanding […]
Presidents of the United States of America
Reverse-chronological list of US presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump. Chronological and revers-chronological order
Sports Equipment Picture Quiz
Can you name the sports equipment?
PANdemics and Other PANs
The coronavirus disease outbreak of late-2019 was declared a pandemic in March 2020. Since then, few English speakers or learners are unaware of the word pandemic, a clue to whose meaning is in that innocent little pan- at the beginning. Here we explore a few other words that share the same pan-.
About Online English Jobs in China
Due to the recent pandemic, and the layoffs that followed, many people are searching for online work. One of the jobs often seen posted online is teaching English to Chinese students. “Anyone can do that, right?”, I was asked by an interested friend. My answer was, sure, it’s possible, but you should know a bit about what you are getting into beforehand…
Gym Equipment Picture Quiz
Can you name the gym equipment in English?
Ideas to Help Teach IELTS
Emilly Jones shares some tips that teachers can use when they are teaching IELTS, with 1 idea for Task 1, Essays, Speaking and Listening.
How to Sit a Successful TEFL Job Interview
Rachel Rowland offers advice on how to pass interviews, from doing your homework to having the right attitude.
Teaching Online – Remote but United
In this article I share collaborative online tools and tips with teachers who struggle with going online.