Summer vacation is upon us and this means many of our one-on-one students will now have their kids at home during regular class time. Some students (and some tutors) prefer to take a break over the summer, but if you can find a way work around this, there will certainly be learning gains. Here are […]
Check out this link to the NYTimes. There are 183 questions with links to related articles. These could be great conversation starters or writing prompts.
Body language is an important piece of how we communicate. In this TED Talk, Amy Cuddy discusses that how we use it can help train our brains to be more confident. Watch this video and start a fun discussion with your intermediate and advanced learners. There’s even a link on the page to view a […]
Make Belief Comics has just launched a new free product It’s a fill in book of cartoons, which students can fill in directly on their computer screen. this is a great option for a writing activity. http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/_downloads/eBooks/Make-Beliefs-Comix-Fill-Ins.pdf
Copy and paste this link into your browser for some great suggestions for higher level students. This guide was made available to us from www.onlineschools.org. Guide to Academic Reading
We use many different opinion starters in US English! Work with your students to recognize some of these more common forms. Have them try a new one! 1. I think This is the most common and general way of giving an opinion. You can use it both informally and formally I think this homework is […]
The Unreal Conditional Grab-Bag Posted by Stacey.Fellom-Russo On August 1st, 2012 in Grammar and Beyond Students at the more advanced level often have difficulty using the verb forms and meaning in conditional sentences. Unreal conditionals present a greater challenge in particular. Here’s a set of activities to teach and practice creating new sentences in a […]
Seattle may have won the Super Bowl, but Denver is a great city too. Have your students watch this video: Video Link for a great opportunity to work on comparatives and superlatives. 1. Elicit from students which city they think is better. Ask for some specific reasons. 2. Have students divide a paper into 3 […]
Click on the link for Lesson Plans based on TED talks. These are great resources for upper-level classes. Lesson Plans Based on TED Talks.
The New York Times Wellness blog recently featured a neat quiz that helps readers understand their ability to read facial cues. The quiz features 36 images of eyes with four adjective options to describe the images. The vocabulary is challenging! Spend time going through each set of eyes and talk about the meaning of the […]