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15 Tips and Tools for Teaching Grammar Who doesn’t love grammar? Well, most people as it turns out. The subject is often regarded as tedious by students, if not also by many teachers. 7 grammar myths you learned in school Grammar can be tough. There are a lot of rules to follow, and a lot to wrap your head around. Some of the rules we learn in school, though, aren’t exactly accurate. While some function as helpful guidelines for style and form, other so-called ‘rules’ are inventions, or ‘superstitions,’ as the lexicographer Henry W. Fowler called them.

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources Grants NEW! Fund for Teachers Grants for Self-Designed Professional Development Deadline: Applications open October 1; close January 31, 2016 Each year, Fund for Teachers offers summer fellowship grants for preK-12 teachers. EFL Interactive Grammar Quizzes Printable & PPT Games - Click Here! If you are the type of person who prefers to have games on powerpoint or as printable handouts, we have been thinking of you. We offer board games, powerpoint games and more for the classroom and one to one teaching.

5 Good Teaching Habits As teachers and learners, we all expect different things from learning and teaching. Some learners expect language-heavy courses, full of grammar and with lots of teacher explanation. Others anticipate a more social learning approach, where they play with the language and acquire it through practice, practice and practice. Whatever the style you take or whatever the style your learners expect you to take, there are some basic behaviours that all teachers should follow in the classroom. These go a long way to building an effective learning environment. Teachers come in all shapes and sizes and they vary greatly, but great teachers all share some common features i.e. the core basics of good teaching habits.

Innovative Grammar Mind Map Is Perfect For Teaching English I tend to be an extremely linear thinker, so I don’t always love mind maps. Even though each branch can be fairly linear, something about the whole branching visualization of it doesn’t usually speak to me. I ran across this one today, and despite its many branches, I really like it. Grammar can be tricky. We live in a world of self-proclaimed ‘grammar police’, and folks who admittedly ‘judge you when you use poor grammar’. While that’s fine (and I literally cringe when I see people misuse apostrophes), sometimes I think that we need to give grammar a little bit of a break.

Learn English Parts of Speech - Explanations, Examples and Exercises There are eight different English parts of speech, but before we continue any further... Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses What is a Part of Speech? A part of speech is a group of words that are used in a certain way. For example, "run," "jump," and "be" are all used to describe actions/states.

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation by Terry Heick When researching student motivation and gamification late last year, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen.

5 Websites for ESL Resources - Hedgers Abroad Hey guys! With the start of our new fall semester, we have been on the look out for more ESL websites that could help us out with our new lessons. Even though we work at a hagwon that is owned by a major corporation with strict guide lines for us to follow with complete lesson plans, there are still times that we find the lessons to be a little sparse so we are always needing more fillers. About tekhnologic – tekhnologic I’m a language learner as well, and I try my best to find time to learn Japanese and French, although I am not always successful. Personally, I find reading is the best way to learn as I am absorbing vocabulary in context with a story and can notice grammar patterns. Why is my blog call tekhnologic? I wanted to originally name by blog technologic, but like most ideas, someone else had already thought of it first. I tried to think of a better name, but nothing appealed to me. Finally, I decided to change the C to a K because of tekhne, which is part of the origin of the word technology but it originally meant art or skill.

ESL Vocabulary Powerpoint Presentations English language vocabulary PowerPoints (PPTs) for teachers to teach kids new words about: weather, clothes, body parts, domestic animals, sports, jobs (professions), school, household items, bathroom, vegetables, fruit, birds, farm animals and more. All are free, download and practice. Body Parts PPT Practice vocabulary about body parts with this free ESL powerpoint slide. Aquatic Animals Practice vocabulary about aquatic animals with this free ESL powerpoint slide.

A SOME THE ANY AN When you teach the concept of countability in English, students have to learn to use the words A, SOME, THE, ANY, AN in front of the nouns correctly. To decide correctly, students have to take several mental steps.In this process I explain the mental process and I offer your students a chance to practise it in several games. ADVERT: In this post you will find a simple infographic, which explains the thinking process. Upper Intermediate. Free Printable ESL materials. These are materials that will probably be suitable for students who have studied English for about three academic years. There will also be revision materials for grammar/vocabulary covered at the Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate levels. For more information on the level classification used on esl lounge, go to our level description page. The lesson materials have been divided into the following categories for Upper-Intermediate. Click any one to go to the resources.

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