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
This interactive Phonetic Chart works in most browsers and even on smartphones. Just click on a sound to hear it. http://www.ipachart.com/
Time Expressions Summary David Freeman, one of our fantastic Intercambio volunteers, created this spreadsheet to teach his students time expressions. You can click on it so that it shows more or fewer expressions based on the level of your students.
Download the Spanish or English study guide here.
Check out this article from the TESOL newsletter for a tip on working with short answers at all levels. http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/short-answers-for-quick-thinking/education
Listening comprehension is a challenging skill to build! While constant exposure to English (through radio, TV, listening to people in the grocery store) will help students train their ears to become attuned to the sounds of language, another extremely important skill a teacher can help build is the ability to hear “context”, not just specific […]
As teachers, we often find ourselves wanting to bang our head against something hard when students “just don’t get it!” The challenge is remembering that we probably haven’t taught the topic in a way that works for our students. Even though we often chalk up linguistic confusions as “that’s just English”, the truth is that […]
ESL Conversation Ideas: Have a party! Have student pretend they are at a party where they must: – Introduce themselves – One thing about themselves that people may not know Start this activity by brainstorming interesting questions that they can ask. This is a good opportunity to discuss ideas about small talk and appropriate/inappropriate conversation […]
Helpful Hints: (Courtesy of Dieter Bruhn) 1. Create a meaningful context 2. Avoid translation whenever possible 3. Use words, pictures, gestures, mine, etc. to describe vocabulary 4. Use simpler vocabulary to describe more complicated vocabulary 5. Adapt your speech (rate of speech, level, etc.) to the level of your students 6. Utilize repetition 7. Use […]
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 […]