Zero Prep Activities for Beginners
Zero Prep Activities for Beginners

Zero Prep Activities for Beginners

Ready-to-Go Activities for In-Person and Remote Language Teaching


Zero Prep


160 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB

Paperback, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: March 2023

ISBN 9780866475822


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Zero Prep Activities for Beginners is a transformative guide for teachers of any language looking to increase learning and engagement while decreasing preparation time. Every activity is specifically developed for low-level students, which makes this an uniquely targeted and time-saving resource for instructors who have the exciting responsibility of teaching new learners of a language. The revised second edition of this classic time-saving book features newly added activities for today’s language classroom and includes adaptations throughout the book for online/remote instruction. Over 160 pages of activities are divided by language skill into teacher-friendly chapters (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, and Grammar). Every activity is clearly presented with the level, aim, materials, and step-by-step procedures for both in-person and online delivery.

Author Biography

Michal Marell teaches ESL at Montgomery College, the oldest and largest community college in the state of Maryland, USA. She specializes in remote/online education and is a leader in developing distance learning and hybrid ESL course formats. Natalie Hess, PhD, has authored and co-authored numerous ESL textbooks and teacher resource books, as well as many articles on linguistic, pedagogical, and literary issues. Natalie taught for most of her career at the University of Arizona. Jan Herron gave up a career as a librarian because she became fascinated with the idea of teaching English as a Second Language. She got her MA in ESL in 1992 and is now an expert teacher of beginners. Laurel Pollard has been a language teacher and teacher educator for 40 years. She has taught ESL classes and graduate courses at the University of Arizona and teacher education courses in Mexico, Japan, Chile, Jordan, and Kazakhstan.