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Everyone needs to know how to talk about pets for different reasons.
Some students may have pets, and some may not have them, but certainly may need to talk about them in everyday conversation. Either way, it is a topic that needs to be covered in ESL class. Read this article to learn about five fun ways to teach about pets.
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Banking is a very important subject for adult English learners.
It is a challenge to manage one’s money when the business is being conducted in a language you are still learning. From filling out forms to reading bank statements to having a conversation with a bank teller, these strategies will help your students navigate the banking system using English.
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ESL/EFL websites are flooded with new techniques to add technology to the classroom, and help online has moved almost entirely in the direction of needing more and/or adapting teaching materials for a rapidly advancing technological world.
Many teachers live in remote global areas where technology is not easily available or reliable, however. What options does the EFL/ESL teacher have in those places wh ...
Being able to talk about jobs is very important to ESL students, no matter what their level or situation.
Younger children will need the vocabulary to have conversations and be able to express their interest. Older children and adults will need to actually use these terms in the workplace. They may need to use it as they go on job interviews and go out into the workforce. Whatever the case, all ESL stud ...
The 4 seasons is a fun topic for English learners because there is so much to talk about.
You can touch on weather and holidays. For some, the seasons here may be very different from their country of origin. For all these reasons, the 4 seasons is a topic you do not want to skip. The activities below will help you get your students excited to learn about them as well.
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Students are often daunted by the thought of having to write creatively however if they are given good direction and prompts they often rise to the challenge.
Giving clear instructions is vital and with good preparation and lead in exercises you will be surprised by the results. Having a clear objective in mind is essential for the students but the opportunities presented by creative writing for widenin ...
Harvard research shows that our brains are more active when we talk about ourselves.
Hence it is probably the most engaging way to have students practice conversation. We obviously do it naturally when we are teaching one-on-one, but it can be boring to listen to others talk about themselves, and students often lose interest when one-on-one conversation is employed in a group conversation class. So how ...
One of the trickiest challenges for the EFL teacher is helping non-native learners understand verb tenses that do not have translatable equivalents in the host language.
In fact, most languages structure verb tenses differently than English. Hence, teachers cannot rely on comparisons to the host language to explain these concepts, and they have to develop original, cross-cultural methods to explain. Her ...
Language should be communicative. That means the more your ESL students use English to communicate, with you and with one another, the better their language skills will be.
Communicative language is also creative; speakers use the language that they know to share their ideas and opinions, even if they make mistakes in the finer points of grammar or vocabulary. The point is that communicative language us ...
Outsourcing ESL/EFL has become extremely popular internationally, and many ESL teachers, especially native speakers that want to work from home, are finding it lucrative to make a move to Skype© lessons.
How do we prepare ourselves to teach over the computer though, even with video? Whether you are planning on teaching one-on-one or in groups, here are some essential “dos and don’ts&rdq ...