English Language Centre Study Zone: Welcome! About the Study Zone The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. News and Feedback English Reading Practice - Educational Stories, Articles and Exercises English reading practice is very important if you want to improve your English reading skills. This section contains articles on different subjects for you to read. Each article has contains an exercise too. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses 101 Conversation Starters 101 Conversation Starters (Also see How to Start a Conversation) Ice Breakers Where did you grow up?Do you have any pets?Do you have any siblings?
Think Alouds Classroom Strategies Background Think Alouds help students learn to monitor their thinking as they read an assigned passage. "ESL English as a Second Language Listening and Reading Audiobooks" Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque It is 1939. Despite a law banning him from performing surgery, Ravic —a German doctor and refugee living in Paris— has been treating some of the city’s most elite citizens. Forbidden to return to his own country, and dodging the everyday dangers of jail and deportation, Ravic manages to hang on —all the while searching for the Nazi who tortured him back in Germany. And though he’s given up on the possibility of love, life has a curious way of taking a turn toward the romantic. Paris - synonymous with elegance, good food, and love - is described so beautifully in the eyes of Ravic that by the middle of the book you could swear that you've been to Paris.
24 ESL Conversation Questions and Topics for Adults [Download This Guide] Text Version: When you’re having a conversation with a fellow ESL student, it can sometimes be challenging to get started. Even if you and your classmate are great conversationalists in your native language, you may have trouble coming up with questions to ask each other that will lead to more than just a one-sentence response in English.The next time you’re stuck coming up with a good conversation starter while practicing your English, try picking something from this list of ESL conversation questions for adults. You can even print the questions out so you can easily reference them.
Think-Pair-Share Strategies for Reading ComprehensionThink-Pair-Share[Lyman, 1981] What Is Think-Pair-Share?Think-Pair-Share is a cooperative discussion strategy developed by Frank Lyman and his colleagues in Maryland. It gets its name from the three stages of student action, with emphasis on what students are to be DOING at each of those stages. How Does It Work?1) Think. Little Red Riding Hood Jump to navigation TeachingEnglish All around the world children love listening to and reading fairy tales in their mother tongue. Whatever the reason, fairy tales provide both children and teachers with a familiar starting point from which to explore stories in a second language. This kit contains a variety of resources, from text and tasks to illustrations, flashcards and presentations, for you to download and use in your classroom. You can also find computer based interactive materials for students on British Council's LearnEnglish Kids website.