Instant folklore - building a spoken story I first came upon this activity in a beginners Gaelic class, but it can be used at any level as the difficulty is set by the students' own knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Get the class to sit or stand in a clear order -- eg in a circle or a line. Start the story off with a simple, short sentence. Private Lessons & How To Keep Them When I was teaching during term time for a large well-known language school in the south of Spain, like most teachers I had a lot of classes and got to know my adult students particularly well, which meant getting invited out for social gatherings and asked for advice when it came to using English professionally. I was always happy to oblige, even went out of my way to help students and used this as a way of networking and expanding my potential customer base. Why?
ESL Games, Quizzes and Classroom ESL Activities Free ESL Games and Quiz Corner Welcome to our 'Free ESL Games and Quiz Corner'. Here you'll find interactive games, ESL classroom activities and games, online quizzes and hundreds of printable quiz questions in graded sets, including many sample question sets from our ESL board game Word Up. You'll also find excerpts from articles and books on using games in language learning plus links to many other ESL games and activity resources online. For TeachersMost of the classroom games and activities may be used with students of any level except for absolute beginners. Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Writing Introduction As you know, free graphic organizers are readily available on the Internet. However, access to quality organizers often
Teach Children ESL - Songs, Chants, and Action Rhymes FREE ESL Songs, Chants& Action Rhymes [To download the files, please click right-side mouse button on the "Download!" image and select "Save Target As..."] Get Involved! "What's in the bag....?" Simple yet practical exercise. I use it for kindergardeners through 7-8 year olds. Any plastic bag will do.
How to Create an ESL Reading Lesson Plan The Parts of a Reading Lesson Reading and listening should be treated somewhat differently from speaking and writing when planning an ESL lesson. This is because they are receptive language skills while speaking and writing are productive language skills.The goal of all lesson plans should be for the students to produce the language, of course, but different skills focuses require a slightly different path, if you will. While productive lessons typically follow the PPP format, receptive lessons have a language focus and pre-, post-, and during reading activities, also called PDP (pre-, during, post-) format.
Daily Writing Prompts As always, The Teacher's Corner is looking for ways to make your life easier. We hope that our newest addition, “Daily Writing Prompts,” does just that. On as many days as possible, we have selected an event from our monthly event calendars to be the focus of the writing prompt. EFL / ESOL / ESL Educational Songs and Activities: Song Lyrics for Teaching English as a Second Language These EFL/ESOL/ESL lyrics are available from a variety of albums: Songs that Teach Conversational English and English Vocabulary Action Songs Around the World – Jack Hartmann Can You Move Like Me? – Caroline and Danny Circle of Friends – Ron Brown Family Dance Happy and you Know it - refresher I find that one of the most terrifying things is when you are completely done with the lesson and you still have 10 minutes to go, and reviewing the lesson would go over about as well as giving an inspirational talk on how marching on the Trail of Tears was great for the Native Americans quads, calves, and burning unwanted pounds... it wouldn't go well. So what I've found is, or remembered is the Happy and you Know it song... and it works great on young kids and self-conscious teen agers.You remember: If you happy and you know it clap your hands....blah blah. Well change it around. I've used: happy - pat your gutsad - cry boo hooscared - scream in terrortired - go to sleep (they go crazy when you fall asleep in mid-sentence)angry - growl out loudhungry - eat you handetc... you get the idea Good Luck
Lanternfish ESL: Lesson for Adult Classes The Odd One Out Game: Students look at a list of four items and decide which is different. They must give a reason. Everybody holds their answer up at the same time. Writing Instruction for Adult Literacy Learners - Full Discussion - Reading and Writing Skills - Discussion Lists 1. Welcome and Background Information From May 24th through May 29th, Dr. Charles “Skip” MacArthur hosted a discussion on the Reading and Writing Discussion List. The focus of his discussion was writing instruction for Adult Literacy Learners.