An ESL Conversation Card Game to Enable Good Communication Knowing a second language today is more a necessity than option. And with English being the most widely used language of international business and global communication, the number of people learning English these days is quite impressive. As with any language, one always begins by comprehending the language, then speaking it, and finally being able to writing in that very language. So, teachers of English as a second language (ESL) are always looking for easy conversation activities good for such purposes as they provide students with the optimal opportunity to speak as well as enhance their vocabulary and grasp the subtle grammatical nuances of English as a language. These activities also act as good warm-up games and backup exercises that require little to no preparation. However, it is essential that these exercises have a clearly defined structure with a clear beginning and end.
More Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Writing More Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Writing Introduction The free graphic organizers that I offer on this page come from the collection of 50 More WRITERizers, the successor of 50 WRITERizers, which has generated loads of interest over the last couple of years—thanks to you and our colleagues. I truly believe that this newer collection breaks completely new ground. I just simply haven’t seen anything ANYWHERE that is anything like what you are about to see here. In Favor of the Slow Learning Movement We have been going kind of slow these days in room 235D. Taking our time. Finding our groove, digging in, digging deeper.
The Coop Times All stories written in this game are automatically published to The Coop Times newspaper - read them here. By Adam Carr - @2HitAdam with special thanks to Omeed Dariani, Jola Pez and Matt Carr for submitting extra prompts! Music "Big Fish" and "Full Hand" by playonloop.com CC BY 3.0 If you've enjoyed my game and it's within your means, please consider giving back <3 I'm near broke at the moment, and donations help me keep making these games! So you wanna be a journalist, huh? Lemme give ya some pointers there hotshot, it's not half so glamorous as the silver screen makes it out to be.
Synonym Worksheets Synonyms and Antonyms Series - The Complete Guide - Save Time! View Now... Simile Exercises 14 Expressions with Crazy Origins that You Would Never Have Guessed Guest post by Anais John You probably use tons of expressions, idioms, and slang phrases every day that don’t make literal sense. If you ever thought long and hard about why you say something a certain way, you could probably make a guess. However, some English expressions are so crazy and unusual that it is impossible to guess where on earth it originated from — unless you know the history.
Teaching Opinion, Informative & Narrative Writing Types Free Posters and Infographic: Teaching the Three Types of Writing The Common Core State Standards require that students know three main types of writing: opinion/argumentative, informative/explanatory and narrative. What are these types of writing and how can you explain them to students? Our classroom posters help you break it down by comparing the three types to the work of reporters, storytellers and debaters. Share them with your students today.
Activities for correcting writing in the language classroom How can teachers encourage learners to correct their own writing? Second-time winner of TeachingEnglish blog award, Cristina Cabal, offers a few tried and tested error-correction activities. Does every single writing error need to be corrected?
A few discussion activities for English language students What discussion activities work in class? Tekhnologic, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for a post on setting discussion goals, shares a few ideas. A discussion can bring out your students’ interests and motivate them; it’s a chance for them to talk about the things they really care about. Motivation Procedure 1. Discussion Divide the class into small groups.