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When other teachers, even other ESL teachers, hear I’m teaching an ESL conversation class, they often say it sounds “relaxing,” or “fun” or “easy.” Most teachers will smile at this, of course, recognizing that any teaching, while it may be fun, is almost never “relaxing” or “easy.”
And while the conversation class may certainly be less ...
When teaching the Present Simple, the ultimate goal is to make sure your students understand that it’s used to describe routines, habits, daily activities, and general truths. It is also important is the contrast between the Present Simple and the Present Progressive.
There probably isn’t a youngster who is not looking forward to Halloween.
And most adults want to join in the fun too! Halloween is a great holiday to celebrate in the ESL classroom, as well as one of the best times to let loose and unleash all of your potential for creativity. Give your students some spooky fun with these great activities.
Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s a great excuse to share some American culture with your ESL students.
Here are some fun ways to bring the celebration of all hallows eve into your classroom and still get some language work in at the same time.
11 Halloween-Themed Language Activities to Give Your ESL Students a BOOst
Host a Candy Taste Test
Who can consider Hall ...
Well, it is that time again. You have finished your unit on (insert topic here) complete with vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, but you are not entirely done. The test is coming up in just a few days, and your students need some review. When vocabulary is on that agenda, try one of these fun games to review the words your students have recently learned!
Try These Fun ESL ...
In today’s globalized world, most beginner ESL students have had some contact with the English language, usually through the Internet, movies or TV.
Many ESL students, often referred to as false beginners, have most likely studied English at some point in their lives and abandoned their studies.. But every now and then, we come across an absolute beginner, someone who has had so little exposure to ...
Every ESL student should have a pronunciation element to their language studies. Sometimes, though, a student may need more than one strategy for tackling English pronunciation.
By making sure you use variety in your pronunciation lessons, your students will be more successful with English pronunciation and gain the confidence that comes with it.
Correct pronunciation leads to effective communication a ...