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EverythingESL: The K-12 ESL Resource from Judie Haynes

Seven Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers of ELLs Learn 7 key strategies classroom teachers must know to provide an effective learning environment for ELLs. Quick tip! Your ELLs may interact well with classmates but be floundering academically. BICS (Basic Interpersonal Communication skills) may be learned quickly. However, CALP (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiencies) may take 5 to 10 years to acquire. If your students are unable to understand your language arts or social studies lessons, they have acquired BIC skills but lack CALP.

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ESL Party Land Teachers Google + The pages at ESL PartyLand are designed to provide you with the resources and connections you need to become a better ESL teacher. You'll find loads of ideas and printable materials to use in class here, discussion forums, and employment opportunities. Start with the Teaching Pages on the left, or the links below to find out more about PartyLand. Teaching ConversationLessons and plans for teaching English conversation to English students. 5 ESL Emergency Lessons Picture this: It’s 8am Monday morning, you’re fast asleep, snuggled in your duvet, enjoying a rare day off. Life is wonderful! Suddenly you are jolted back into reality by a phone call…from work… asking you to sub a class in 30 minutes.

ESL Activities A good choice of ESL activities can turn an average class into a good one, and a good class into a great one. Here is a list of articles - each one full of useful EFL activities, each one focussing on a different area of teaching English. Below the list of links are brief introductions to each area: listening, speaking etc... More pages of ESL activities are constantly added, and categorized according to the type of language points you want to teach. Subscribe to the RSS feed to keep up to date on the latest articles.

English Grammar - Causative have Form have + object + verb 3 past participle - have something donehave + object + infinitive - have someone do something Meaning We use causative when arranging for someone to do something for us. They had their car repaired.They arranged for someone to repair itThey repaired their car.They did it themselvesI had my hair cut yesterday.I went to the hairdresserI cut my hair yesterday.I cut it myself We use causative when someone does something to us.

The difference between WILL, BE GOING TO and present continuous for future events WILL and BE GOING TO for future intentions Will (future simple) is used to express future intentions that are decided at the time of speaking (spontaneous offers, promises and decisions): Come on, I'll help you with those bags. (seeing that someone is struggling with their shopping bags) TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ESL/EFL/ESOL Links Links of Interest to Students & Teachers of English as a Second Language There are currently 10192 registered links. (Last Update: 27-Mar-2012) Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students What's New? A List of the Best: TOEFL Preparation Resources “How do I prepare for the TOEFL exam?” This may be the first question you are asking yourself after you officially decide you are going to take the TOEFL. With all the resources and study materials, one would think that studying for the TOEFL would be fairly easy. Unfortunately for a lot of students, this is not the case: a lot get overwhelmed with the large selection of books, online resources, and practice tests. It’s understandable considering there is so much out there!

Free Grammar Section: The English Tenses IMPORTANT NOTE: (with gratitude to Juan Manual Suarez for his query about this important subject) EUROPEAN LANGUAGES: Many European languages have a tense which is conjugated like the English Present Perfect (e.g. German, French, etc). These similarities are false friends, because the rules of the present perfect do not correspond with these 'lookalikes'. AMERICAN ENGLISH: Due to the integration of many non-native speakers of English into American society, certain grammatical errors have been adopted into standard American English. The most dramatic change has occurred in the use of the Simple Past and Present Perfect; many Americans are now reversing the above rules when speaking English, i.e.

Listening and other skills You have been studying English for a long time. You have a good knowledge of English grammar and you know lots of words. You can read things in English and you can communicate well in writing. You have trouble understanding what people are saying, however, and it’s impossible for you to watch English movies or TV shows without subtitles. English Lessons for Kids, Multimedia Interactive Materials for Teaching Kids In this section you will find video lessons and self-grading quizzes put according to topics and the developmental stages of the students. The online videos make for an excellent online classroom where students can study with minimal guidance. The video lesson slides are so well-designed, little or no explaining is needed. It is collection of many years of teaching in various classrooms across the globe.

ESL Activities, Using English Songs, Music Activities for TEFL Teachers Fun Games For ESL - ESL Printable, Interactive Fun Games Pronunciation & Intonation: Teach English pronunciation using printable worksheets, IPA Charts, and more>> Speaking Activities: Using these worksheets, you can get a number of communicative activities going Reading Exercises -Printable Text Mazes, Reading Comprehension printable exercises Matching & Collocation Exercises- Printable Matching & Collocation Exercises Recommended Lesson Activities - For English Language Teachers Accent Reduction Tips [+-] Tips for student and teachers to help reduce accents and improve pronunciation. Native-like pronunciation is a goal for many ESL students. Having tips and strategies to help them reduce their accent and achieve a more native-like pronunciation is beneficial for any speaking-pronunciation teacher.

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