I am currently working as a TEFL teacher in South Korea and have been amassing a list of conversation lesson topics and questions that I have found invaluable. These are excellent for both classroom and one to one private lessons.
Click the links on the left or use the letters below for a list of Conversation topics and questions for adult and young adult ESL lessons.
Alternatively use the links below to explore other areas of the site or the search box in the top left hand corner to find something specific.
If you have any suggestions for questions please submit them using the comments box below.
You can also contact me at Tigertesl@gmail.com
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Hundreds of simple and effective games and activities for use in the ESL classroom.
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These can be found listed by category here
Korean - English ESL quiz questions online
Commonly Used Abbreviations
CALL = Computer Assisted Language Learning
CELTA = Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages
EFL = English as a Foreign Language (Studying English in non-English-speaking countries)
ELT = English Language Teaching (or sometimes Training)
ESL = English as a Second Language (Studying English as a non-native speaker in a country where English is spoken. Depending on where you are from, the term ESL may be more inclusive and includes EFL. For some people the reverse seems to be true.)
ESOL = English to Speakers of Other Languages (Note: ESL and EFL are often used interchangeably. This acronym is an attempt to make a generic term and then assign more limited meanings to ESL and EFL.)
L1 = "Language 1" = the student's native (primary or first acquired) language.
L2 = "Language 2" = the language being learned or studied
TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language
TESL = Teaching English as a Second Language
TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (It is also the name of an association, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.)
TOEFL = Test of English as a Foreign Language
TOEIC = Test of English for International Communication
ESL QUIZ QUESTIONS - A huge collection of quiz and trivia questions for use when teaching TEFL / ESL. Arranged by category and difficulty
TEFLPEDIA - The wikipedia of Teaching English as a second Language.