Category Archives: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Top 30 pages all polished up

Have expanded and rearranged all my top pages in my continuing quest to make TEFLtastic worth supporting financially. In case you are wondering what those most popular pages are, for the last 3 months they have been: First conditional Passive … Continue reading

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New TEFL stuff spring 2018

Newest top in each section. For my last list of new materials, with the best of last year, see here. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic. New teaching activities pages Past modals page Ordinal numbers … Continue reading

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New times, days, months and dates pages

I’ll be adding lots of articles and worksheets over the next few months, but have already added loads of links to new and older worksheets, stories and songs, plus one new article so far. Telling the Time games, worksheets, stories and … Continue reading

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On a roll – EFL dice games

Another one of my articles in English Teaching Professional, this time accompanied by an old blog post of mine in the TEFLtastic Classics series with stacks of photocopiable dice games. Although it is fairly common to see dice in language … Continue reading

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Sentence completion games (TEFLtastic classics part two) redux

Just after previously writing about sentence completion guessing games, I realised that the sentence stems were perfect for a bluffing game in which students completed the sentences with a mix of true and made up info – especially useful if students … Continue reading

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New TEFLtastic pages in 2017

More general ones I haven’t mentioned before top, and more specialist ones and/ or ones I’ve mentioned before bottom. New articles and worksheets coming for many of them in 2018. Articles (a, an and the) games, worksheets and songs page … Continue reading

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TEFLtastic in 2017

A Happy New Year to you all. May all our classes in 2018 be even better than those last year! I was too busy last year to show off how busy I’d been, so here’s a summary of the whole year. … Continue reading

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Three new Xmas worksheets

Some rather last minute or slightly early (depending on how you think about it) Xmas presents from me to you: Xmas and New Year meetings – NEW Xmas vocabulary passive voice guessing game – NEW Xmas vocabulary yes/no questions games (20 … Continue reading

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EFL jigsaw games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 31)

Updated 20 March 2018 Another article of mine just published in English Teaching Professional magazine, available here for free and with added links to example worksheets. At least two more EtP articles coming, so please subscribe to TEFLtastic if you don’t … Continue reading

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Over 200 articles on Usingenglish.com

and believe it or not there are still loads of things I haven’t written about and in fact I feel like I’m just getting started. Gives some indication of the number of things an English teacher has to think about … Continue reading

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