Conversation topics and questions for adult ESL Lessons


I am currently working as a TEFL teacher in South Korea and have been slowly 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

Check out the most recent topics:

World Cup Brazil 2014
Pandemic
The Olympics
What if..?
Amusement Parks
Mobile Phones / Cell Phones
Video Games
Royalty
London Riots
Russia 
Death of Osama Bin Laden
Would you Ever....? 
World Peace
Bullfighting
Who is the greatest...?





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Articles:

Why use Games in the ESL classroom? + Six excellent games.

Teaching Young Adult Literature in Advanced ESL Classes

ESL Games:

Hundreds of simple and effective games and activities for use in the ESL classroom.

Quiz Questions:

Easy (lower intermediate)
Medium (intermediate)
Hard (advanced)

These can be found listed by category here

Korean - English ESL quiz questions online


Commonly-used Abbreviations

CALL = Computer Assisted Language Learning
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


Useful links

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.
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