Does grammar matter? - Andreea S. Calude Spoken language has been neglected and marginalized for much of our history on account of its perceived inferiority in comparison to written language. Written language was historically regarded as the language of the ‘learned,’ given that few people could read or write. It also had permanence (written records can be preserved for hundreds of years, and it is only recently that speech recordings became an achievable technology for most of us), and it was thought to be of a higher standard and quality (often summed up as having “better” or more “correct” grammar). We all know that languages differ with respect to their grammar – we have all tried to learn another language only to be baffled not just by new vocabulary but also by the order and other quirks of how that language organizes its vocabulary – but what can and what does actually vary? The person who pioneered the idea of a ‘language universal’ is Joseph Greenberg.
1000s FREE Primary Teaching Resources & Printables - EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Teaching Tips: Summer School for English Language Learners The summer is a great time to work with English language learners! During summer school, you can focus on individual student needs, help students catch up, and prepare them for the following school year. The time is short, though, so it's important that students spend as much time as possible in meaningful and engaging activities. Here are some ideas to get you started, as well as tips for differentiating instruction since you are likely to work with students at varying levels. Most strategies are geared towards elementary ELLs, although many can be adapted for older students. Student Age/Level Before jumping into assessment and instruction, it's important to remember that lessons during the summer may need to be adjusted to the age/grade level of students. Develop a shortened version of a schedule that mimics one at their grade level(s). Informal Assessment Next, I do some quick informal assessments to gauge student ability in the following areas: Academic Skills Writing Math Books Fiction
Halloween activities, czyli jeszcze więcej pomysłów na strrraaszną lekcję Zanim zacznę temat chciałabym się trochę usprawiedliwić: na blogu pojawiało się ostatnio mniej notatek, niż zwykle. W moim życiu pojawił się w zeszłym tygodniu najcudowniejszy Mały Człowiek, który zabiera mi teraz sporo czasu. Zaglądajcie jednak nadal, bo z czasem notatek będzie przybywać, a poza tym jest już tu wiele wpisów, które są warte przypomnienia :) Lekcja Halloween zbliża się wielkimi krokami. - Guess the number - odgadnijcie ilość cukierków w słoiku. - Stick wart on witche's nose - na plakacie umieszczamy głowę czarownicy z wielkim nosem. - Skeleton's body - zadawaj zagadki dot. - Spider's legs - poproś uczniów, aby wpisali na pająku to, co akurat ćwiczycie na normalnych zajęciach, np. jeśli jest to konstrukcja 'I like/ don't like' to właśnie to , a w nogach odpowiednie przykłady. - In the Hounted House I saw - uczniowie siadają w kole i zaczynają wyliczankę 'In the Hounted House I saw... a witch!' - Who is the ghost? Macie jakiś super pomysł na Halloween activity?
Verb Tenses a4esl.org Verb Tenses Click the answer button to see the answer. By the end of the year, she ___ with a degree in business.a. already graduatesb. will have already graduatedc. has already graduatedAs soon as I ___ home, it started to rain heavily.a. getb. gotc. will have gottenWe ___ the chance to visit many museums in Paris last vacation.a. hadb. had hadc. have hadI ___ on this project for days without success.a. have been workedb. have been workingc. had being workedDon't worry. Copyright 1998 by Vera Mello (email@example.com) This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal. 100 English Synonyms to Expand Your Vocabulary – Espresso English A synonym is a word with the same or a similar meaning as another word. For example, the words big and large are synonyms. Buy and purchase are also synonyms – although we tend to use “buy” in a more informal context, and “purchase” in a more formal context. Keep in mind that some synonyms in the list below might not be “perfect” synonyms – there may be slight differences in meaning and connotation. Synonyms are often used in different collocations, too. Powerful, potent, and firm are synonyms for strong. If you’re not sure how to use the synonyms below – or if you want to see example sentences – check this dictionary and this sample sentence search! Synonyms for SMART Audio Playerbrightsharpbrilliantastutewise Synonyms for STUPID Audio Playerdumbidioticdimwittedslowdense Synonyms for ESSENTIAL Audio Playercrucialcriticalvitalintegralindispensable Synonyms for IRRELEVANT Audio Playerinconsequentialuselessmeaninglesstrivialinsigificant Synonyms for EXCELLENT Synonyms for ACCEPTABLE Synonyms for NEW
ESL Teacher Resources, Job Boards, and Worksheets Food and recipes - some activities to improve English using digital tools Talking about food and recipes can help ESL learners improve their: food related vocabularyoral skills (brainstorming, discussion, giving instructions)written skills (describing and giving instructions)knowledge of different cultures (learning foreign recipes, food and traditions)healthy habits Here's a great site with exercises and activities about cooking and kitchens: Some printables: Cooking worksheets: Vocabulary about cooking: Some British recipes: Recipes and meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner): Cuisines by country: Students' task Choose one recipe and prepare it at home. Recipe calculator to calculate the nutritional information of a recipe: Healthy food to prevent heart disease (British Heart Foundation): What do you do to keep yourself fit? You have a lot of information about food and cooking, now. Click on the image to open Create your own web magazine with Glossi!