One of the best ways to find ideas for lessons is to follow other teachers and take some useful tips from them. In this respect, social media plays a crucial role. There you can find lots of English teachers who share some tips from their experience and also provide interactive tasks in their posts. You can share these accounts with the students, pick up appropriate posts and use them in your ESL classroom to make lessons even more entertaining. In this article, we will present 10 great Instagram accounts to follow.
Maria Batkhan is one of the most popular teachers on Instagram with 2M followers. Every day she creates short posts or shares in her stories with different contents:
- Useful phrases with their meanings from different TV serials.
- Short quizzes with commonly confused words.
- Analysis of song lyrics.
- Tips on pronunciation.
- Grammar issues.
Apart from that, she has also designed lots of educational cards for phrasal verbs, idioms, irregular verbs, slang words, etc. You can buy them on her official website and use them in your classes.
Marina is the co-founder of linguatrip and fluent express and is really famous on her YouTube channels, where she has more than 3M subscribers. Besides, she is quite active on her Instagram account, where she not only shares essential tips for language learning but also posts great videos on vocabulary demonstrating words or explaining the differences.
John is an English language teacher and Cambridge examiner from Ireland. On his highlights, you can find different aspects of the language, such as Prepositions, Phrasal verbs, Grammar, Idioms, Pronunciation. Here he also provides quizzes on various topics.
The account is run by an English teacher Sama who designs amazing Instagram images, uses inspirational quotes to highlight various aspects of the language and to explain the rules and the meanings. She also provides some tips to boost pronunciation skills.
To Fluency is created by Jack who is an incredible English teacher. Even the most complicated issues of the language are explained in an enjoyable and interesting way. He posts educational videos with lots of cases of English grammar, creates and shares images with short explanations on different issues and provides some tips on improving listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.
This is one of my favourite accounts. As the name assumes, it is all about idioms. Idiom Land tends to explain both well-known and lesser-known idioms. With the help of funny images, memes and clips from different movies they explain the meaning and the usage of idioms in a simple way.
Emma has more than 170K followers on her Instagram account and mainly focuses on helping people improve their pronunciation and listening skills. She films herself pronouncing different words with a British accent.
Emma also shares tips on how to master English sounds.
While watching films not only English learners but also teachers face some obstacles in understanding slang words. In this respect, this account can be quite beneficial. It picks the slang word and its definition and then shares clips from movies and shows where this slang word is used.
One of the most amazing ways to teach English is through music. However, students usually face difficulties because of poor listening skills or because of fast speech. On this account, you will find lots of music videos with the lyrics on the screen. In the commentary, each word gets spelt out phonetically so you can practice the pronunciation. Besides, there is also a Russian translation.
Although she is not very popular, she really has an incredible experience in language teaching and shares useful tips for English learners, such as language environment, articles, prepositions, song lyrics, etc.
Most of us use social media as entertainment, we spend lots of time on Instagram just scrolling down the pages and liking others’ posts. Why not take advantage and follow these incredible accounts of English teachers to gain not only knowledge but also some experience?
What English accounts do you follow on Instagram and why?
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