1,000+ Free ESL Lessons for
Fun, Engaging Teachers

We help teachers like you bring your best to every class.

400+ Conversation Lessons for Adults

Use any of our Beginner to High Intermediate conversation books to have a fun time discussing unique issues in class.

Intermediate Conversation

These are all really unique topics that your students will love discussing.

Pattern English

Our Pattern English series is amazing for getting low level students conversing.

Travel English

The Travel English series covers travel and culture topics.

Starters to Movers Resources for Young Learners

We have a ton of great materials for YLE students following CEFR based goals.

Grammar and Writing Worksheets

Get your kids to make fun, accurate sentences.


Use these CEFR scaled readers to read and speak in class.

Games, Presentations, and More

We have conversation games for beginner, intermediate, and advanced young learners.

Who are we?

Steve Lemlek,

Hi guys!  I’m Steve.  I’m an English Teacher here in South Korea.   My journey here was a little bit different than most.  I went form being a geek blogger, to web designer, to academy owner in a pretty a zig-zagging career path.  I’m really passionate about teaching English in a fun, engaging way.   That’s why I created these templates and all of these resources on here.  

When I’m not teaching, I try to spend most of my time with my daughter, Leah, and my wife, Maggie.  If you ever need advice about teaching, or want some tips on how to have a good time in Korea, feel free to reach out to me!

– Steve Lemlek

Hal Wiley,

I’m Hal.  I’ve been a teacher in South Korea for nearly 10 years.  For a lot of that time I taught in the public school system.  That experience has shaped how I teach.  

I’m happily married and live in Korea with my wife and daughter.  Just like Steve said above, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or feedback.

– Hal Wiley

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What do teachers say about us?

Rowan Jethro Hudson

“I’ve found Hal and Steve’s adult lessons better than anything else for adult conversation classes – a nice mix of reading, vocabulary, and questions on interesting topics that invite discussion. They work well both 1 on 1 and with small groups”

Amye Hwang

“Hal and Steve’s materials are amazing and there is so much you can do with them! I use them for online teaching, but have so many things I would use them for in a real classroom! They make such quality materials that my young kids love! Thanks, guys♡”

Jessica Link

“Hal and Steve English has provided me with tons of lesson ideas and conversation topics just when I feel like my own ideas have all run out. I’m terrible at starting fun conversations, especially ones that would interest someone half my age, so this is a great source of a variety of activities that my (often unmotivated) students have actually really enjoyed. Thank you!!”

Our latest lessons


ESL Sleeping Elephants

3 Versions of ESL Sleeping Elephants Game: Grammar, Whiteboard, & Spelling Versions YLE Activities Sentence Making/Grammar/Spelling Level A1-B2 Topic Any Length 30-50 minutes If you already know how to make…

“Can You” Flashcard Game

YLE Activities Can you…? Level A1 Topic Can Length 20 minutes Hey teachers! I love making new flashcard games and activities, and I probably craft up at least 10 different…

What Is Your Dating Life Like?, A1/A2

; Pattern Book 1 Lesson 23 Level A1/A2 Vocabulary Topic What is … like? Length 75 Minutes 15+ fun, interesting questions in each lesson Includes Korean translations Question, short answer,…

What’s The Strangest Food You’ve Ever Eaten?, A1/A2

; Pattern Book 1 Lesson 22 Level A1/A2 Vocabulary Topic What’s the …est… you’ve ever…?/Superlatives Length 75 Minutes 15+ fun, interesting questions in each lesson Includes Korean translations Question, short…

Which Do Your Prefer Apple Or Samsung?, A1/A2

; Pattern Book 1 Lesson 21 Level A1/A2 Vocabulary Topic Which do you prefer Apple or Samsung? Length 75 Minutes 15+ fun, interesting questions in each lesson Includes Korean translations…