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ESL Classroom Grammar and Activities

  • Grammar points,
  • Develop conversation skills,
  • Improve fluency,
  • Help with critical thinking skills,
  • And create simple questions and answers.

My previous business was in South Korea, where I taught with TESOL qualifications in the education sector from elementary to adult levels.

I know firsthand the frustration with student-teacher connections. I helped students and teachers come together by showing how a kind and caring nature can create more harmony and a better learning experience. Within that time, I ran my own successful home-schooling business with many happy parents as their children overcame shyness and excelled in speaking. None more so when I helped a student who had a complete fear of foreign teachers. He now gets top grades and is a family friend.

The teaching side of me is still there, even though I no longer have physical classes. I now focus on creating books, including a few publications, on helping new teachers fit into other cultures and self-help in CFS and anxiety. It’s a lovely way to share and care for others. I would have loved to have a mentor role when I started teaching. As with everything I do, I am never focused on one category.

I can be contacted on Instagram and Twitter at @NigelMOpenshaw

If you would like any help, then please let me know. 🙂

Thanks, Nigel

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Top Books

ESL Discussion Books

Have you ever struggled to produce killer ideas for a lesson?

ESL lessons covering many topics with grammar modules. This also includes extra practical lessons.

This year-long backpacking memoir started with an idea to travel to Australia.

What shocking exploration happened in the middle was not planned. A year long adventure, working and travelling.

Are you tired of living with a messy head and anxiety ruining your day?

This book is full of quotes with full explanations of how to address them. They also include personal stories that may help.

Free Apps to Download

Wild Earth Live for Android

How would you like to go on a real safari in the Mara or Kruger National Park with real guides you can ask questions to? Well, you can while sitting in your armchair. We can not only chat with the guide, but we can chat with other "safarians" as we travel around in the bush.

Hangukmal for Android

What happens when you try to remember a word on the spot? The pressure makes it even harder to remember. I know, I've been there. And that's why I made this app - instant access to the essential Korean words. Choose from 24 categories with large collections of commonly used words.

Chalkboard for Windows

How would you like to write on your screen? Write quickly and effectively. Notes can be saved and deleted with one click. What makes this even more fun is that you can draw with your hand if you have a touch screen.

Numerology Colors for Android

Did you know that each personal day number has specific colors associated? Well, with this app, you can find out what to wear or use as an accessory. We can learn about the spiritual world and the deeper emotions and vibrations we have each day.

Word Search Puzzle Books

We all know some names of plants, trees, and terms of what we do in the garden.

Here's your chance to improve that list and learn much more with new plants or garden ideas.

Do you know what accessories to take on safari in the Mara or Kruger National Park?

How about what birds you might see? And don't forget the Big Five!

When students have completed a word search, what can we do next?

Well, we can use the words in an exercise or vocabulary-based activity.