Teacher Tip – Working with Low-Literacy Learners

When working with non-literate or low-literacy learners, it’s important to take one step at at a time. Make it relevant. Tie the topic to your student’s real life. think about how it is related to their children, their job, etc. Start teaching the alphabet beginning with the student’s first name. Once that is mastered, move on […]

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Teacher tip: Online Listening Resources

Students need many opportunities for listening practice. Check out these free online listening resources which students can access on their own for additional listening practice and activities. English Listening Library Online ello.org . This site has listening activities with transcripts. There are also vocabulary, and speaking activities. Randall’s Cyber Listening Lab esl-lab.com Listening quizzes with […]

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Tuesday Tip: Taking Attendance

Taking attendance is one of those classroom tasks that just “must get done”. Consequently, as teachers we often don’t take it seriously. However, taking attendance can be a vital way to get a sense of the class and build community. From the teacher’s perspective, taking attendance helps establish a baseline awareness of who is coming […]

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Tuesday Tip: Listening Practice

Does your student need extra listening practice? Check out this great resource: http://www.cbc.ca/edmonton/learning-english/newscasts.html Each week this Canadian website makes three lessons with audio files and transcripts available. These news stories are read more slowly than on regular radio. You can download  both lessons and the audio files for free.

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Tuesday Tip: Very Easy Short Stories Online

Do your students need more reading practice? You can find easy-to-read illustrated stories for your students to read online at this website http://www.really-learn-english.com/english-short-stories.htm There are also videos for listening practice. Check them out at http://www.really-learn-english.com/learn-english-video-lesson-01.html

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