101 ESL Conversation Topics to Break the Silence  - ALL ESL ESL Conversation Starters Looking for that missing element that will help your ESL conversation classes sparkle, shine and speak English? Leading an engaging ESL conversation class isn’t something you can just pull off at the drop of a hat. But these tricks can help you go from zero to ESL hero.
Brain teasers Archives - ESL Kids Games : ESL Kids Games Brain Teasers are a fantastic way of engaging students and can work well in the classroom. Brain teasers are puzzles where your students have to think to find a solution to the problem. They require students to often think in unconventional ways and as such can be a fun activity for everyone in the class, not just the best students. As a Warmer/Cooler Start/end your lesson with a Brain Teaser. Have students read a brain teaser and try and think of a solution to the problem.
50 Essential Resources for ESL Students Learning a new language is always daunting, especially when that language is as full of weird rules and contradictions as English. Even native speakers sometimes have trouble mastering the nuances of tense and grammar. Fortunately, if English is not your first language, there are a variety of ESL resources online to help you master the English language. From speaking to writing, these tools will help you get a handle on English and give direction to your education and career. Don’t let the size of the task deter you from getting it done. Lee - English Teachers' Barriers to the Use of Computer-assisted Language Learning The Internet TESL Journal Kuang-wu LeeJohnny [at] hcu.edu.twHsuan Chuang University (Hsinchu, Taiwan) Computers have been used for language teaching ever since the 1960's. This 40-year period can be divided into three main stages: behaviorist CALL, communicative CALL, and integrative CALL. Each stage corresponds to a certain level of technology and certain pedagogical theories. The reasons for using Computer-assisted Language Learning include: (a) experiential learning, (b) motivation, (c) enhance student achievement, (d) authentic materials for study, (e) greater interaction, (f) individualization, (g) independence from a single source of information, and (h) global understanding. The barriers inhibiting the practice of Computer-assisted Language Learning can be classified in the following common categories: (a) financial barriers, (b) availability of computer hardware and software, (c) technical and theoretical knowledge, and (d) acceptance of the technology.
Julia Roberts plays Mother Earth and Harrison Ford stars as the Ocean as Hollywood A-list 'speaks out for nature' Ecosystem services. You’ve nodded off already, haven’t you? But wake up! Here are some Hollywood A-listers making a decent attempt to move beyond the obscure jargon and reveal the existential nature of what the Earth provides for humanity. 50+ Common British Phrases to Impress your British Mates It’s widely known, if not common knowledge, that American and British English vary. Not only in spelling, but in some of their terms, phrases, colloquialisms, and of course, pronunciation. It’s completely possible that you walk into a British bar and don’t understand more than half of what they are saying. If you don’t want to be this person and you want to be able to converse fluently with your British mates, then we’re here to help you out!
Writing corner (FCE/CAE) Paper 2: WRITING consists of two different parts to be completed in 1 hour 20 minutes Part 1 is compulsory. Candidates are given input in the form of an essay title to respond to, along with accompanying notes to guide their writing.In Part 2 candidates choose one from a choice of three questions. Save time on correcting homework with Kahoot! challenges The new mobile app we released last month came hand in hand with another major update. We introduced the challenge feature that lets you assign kahoots as homework, something that many of you, our community, were asking for. We’ve received a lot of encouraging feedback! 7 Word Formation Games Fun classroom activities for prefixes and suffixes, especially useful for FCE, CAE and other exam classes. Word formation is the addition of affixes like -ly and semi- to make longer words and different kinds of speech. Although it is often included in EFL exams and higher-level textbooks, it still probably gets just a few percent of the attention of lists of similar vocabulary, let alone tenses.
extr@ English extr@ English promises language learning with laughter, in an authentic London setting. With 30 hilarious, half-hour sitcom programmes, the extra@ series is a delight for anyone learning English, especially young adults. The adventures of the four main characters in their London flat are stylish, sexy and funny. The extr@ series is equally at home in the language class and with friends and family, making it ideal for teacher-led and self-study language learning. The programmes feature lively, colloquial English dialogue. ESL Games for the Classroom Grab Use Lego. Spread out the Lego and call out "(Five!)". The students should take five blocks, join them together to make a pattern and hold them up. Next say "two blue, one yellow" and other combinations to 5. Grab It Relay / Race to Touch Lay the flashcards on the floor at one end of the room, and have the students line up in teams at the other end of the room.
Ideas for songs to teach English grammar - TeflTunes.com ESL and EFL teachers looking for inspiration for lesson planning will find this list of songs to teach English grammar we’ve compiled a useful resource. Highlighted are songs available as complete ESL song lesson plans here on tefltunes.com. Songs for teaching present simple Eric Clapton / Wonderful Tonight (lyrics) The Beatles / She Loves You (lyrics) Bette Middler / From A Distance (lyrics) Songs for teaching present continuous Rod Stewart / Sailing (lyrics) Fool’s Garden / Lemon Tree (lyrics) Suzanne Vega / Tom’s Diner (lyrics) Easy to get or simple to make and done with a lot of fun – clever ideas for lesson activities – English on the way In today’s article you can find a short list of activities which do not require much time or effort to prepare, and, what is even more important, students usually enjoy them more than expected. From my point of view and experience, these are mostly ideas which encourage learners to respond quickly, use their imagination and initiative, cooperate and compete, and, above all, enjoy the lesson and feel motivated. Grass Skirts I particularly like this activity and I know that my students love it too.