Dude, what’s up?
Nothing much. Just chillin’!
For a native English speaker, the above exchange is easy to understand and is pretty common in everyday casual conversation. But for ESL students, this type of informal English might as well sound …
Mama said, there’ll be days like this.
There’ll be days like this, mama said.
As you can see from the above example, reported speech is used to summarize or convey what was said in the past.
An important part of …
You read that right. When taught correctly, spelling can be fun for the whole class!
Even if writing isn’t one of your main classroom objectives, it’s still important for students to have a firm grasp on …
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The passive voice is one of the hardest concepts to teach ESL students.
Students find it to be both confusing and frustrating—and for good reason: Many ESL students don’t even have the passive voice in their first language.
So, how …
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Riddles and brain teasers are a blast in the ESL classroom!
Some riddles require a high level of English, while others simply demand a strong sense …
Nursery rhymes are catchy and easy to memorize, so it’s no surprise we carry them with us our whole lives.
That’s also what makes them ideal teaching tools for your ESL classroom. Younger students will enjoy the songs and …
These sentences get the point across:
I could smell the peppers. It was dinner time. I washed my hands.
But we can make them more detailed and engaging:
The sweet, burnt scent of roasting peppers hung in the air. …
Don your green apparel!
Ready your wishes for that four-leaf clover!
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner!
This is a fantastic opportunity to explore vocabulary and culture with your ESL students. Some of the biggest and most spectacular …
Information gap activities refer to activities designed to test students’ contextual knowledge. In them, students don’t have all the information they need to complete a task, but they have to complete the task anyway.
These activities require students to speak …
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