In Your Country is a new, independent blog for ESL and EFL teachers who love bringing original, creative activities into their classrooms. I’m the kind of teacher who likes to work with a textbook, but also enjoys creating engaging, low-prep supplemental activities that you probably won’t find in a book.
I’m an anonymous ESL teacher, only anonymous because this is my first attempt at blogging. I’d like to be sure that I’m good at this before I put my name on it. In case you’re curious, here’s a little about me:
I teach ESL in a little language school in a big city in the United States. I have a master’s degree in TESOL and over eight years of teaching experience. I’ve taught all age levels, from 2-year olds to senior citizens, but these days I teach adults, which I like best. Aside from teaching, I have a background in writing, and I’ve done a little work in creating educational materials and assessments.
One day, maybe my blog will be the second one that shows up when new teachers type the word “ESL” into Google. And then maybe I’ll get a major book deal, and I’ll become a rich and famous international teacher-hero. (I can dream, right?) But realistically, I’m hoping that this blog will help me (a) organize my ideas in one place, (b) help other teachers come up with ideas, and (c) eventually find a way to make a living as a part-time teacher, part-time writer.
If you’re reading this, please feel free to chime in, ask questions, and share your ideas in the comment sections at the bottom of my posts. And please take a moment to say hi and introduce yourself at the bottom of this page.
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I just run into your blog and I’m loving it! congratulations!
I will keep on reading.
I’m an esl teacher at an american school in my country Costa Rica.
Thanks Mariana! So glad to hear you like my blog. If there are any particular topics you’d like to read about, feel free to let me know. 🙂
I just stumbled onto your site. Love it! I teach adult beginner ESL to women in a large city in the U.S. We have a set curriculum and books, but I also add here and there. I can’t wait to use the picture prompts and thought bubble photos with them. They are going to love it! Thank you so much. Keep it up.
Hi Anika, nice to meet you! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I’d love to hear how the picture prompts worked out for you.
I just ran into your blog while I was searching for lists of questions for speaking practice. I am in LOVE with your great prompts! I am an ESL teacher also, and would love to see more ideas, but for younger children. I work in a K-2 school in Pennsylvania. I notice you haven’t posted anything in a while, please don’t give up on this blog!
Thanks for the encouragement! I’m so happy to hear that my blog has been helpful to you. I haven’t quite given up on this blog yet. I’ve been pretty busy with work over the past year, but I’m hoping to start posting again soon, probably around Januaryish. When I do, I’ll definitely keep your younger students in mind when thinking up new prompts. 🙂
I started teaching oral english in China a few months ago, and I’m always looking for creative activities and lessons. I’m so happy I found your blog today, please keep sharing your ideas 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to comment! I’m happy to hear my blog has been helpful for you. 🙂