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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

January Topic: Happy New Year!

NEW YEAR'S customs, traditions and celebrations can help generate some lively classroom discussions with your ESL students. It's also great for working on past & future tenses by discussing key personal or global events from 2106 as well as plans and possibilities for 2017!

Find recommended links for your ESL students here!

Check out some suggested topics and themes here for January curriculum planning or if you need a quick idea!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December Topic: Christmas!

Christmas is in the air! Your ESL students should be busy for the next week or so with the various activities, worksheets and lessons related to this festive holiday season found below!

Make sure to spend time talking about the origin and meaning of Christmas as well as the festivities, symbols, songs and stories that make it one of the most joyous times of the year for Christians and non-Christians alike throughout the world!  

Find recommended links for your ESL students here!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December Topic: Human Rights Day

December 10th is HUMAN RIGHTS DAY as proclaimed by the United Nations in 1950. Drafted in 1948 by a mix of representatives from around the world, the Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN to help protect all people in the world from oppression and discrimination. While this might be a sensitive topic for some of your ESL students, reading and discussing the 30 Declarations of Human Rights could lead to some stimulating conversations (and writing topics) on current world issues.

Find activities for your ESL students here!

Monday, December 7, 2015

December Topic: Technology Products

 Get your ESL students talking about the best times to buy technology products!
Use the article TECH GIFT GUIDE: What Not to Buy by Daniel Howley.

by ESL Made Easy

See ESL activities for using worksheet in a multi-level class here!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

December Topic: World Disability Day

The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities is held annually on December 3rd. This day focuses on issues that affect people with disabilities worldwide. This topic could be an interesting one for your ESL students as they explore the different types of disabilities, the reasons why a person has a disability as well as the challenges they may face on a daily basis.

Get your students talking about what a disability is with this free reading and conversation worksheet by ESL Made Easy here!

Watch, Listen and Read - OCT 2015
TED TALK on How New Technology Helps Blind People Explore the World here! Get your ESL students to watch the 10 min. video and then read the entire transcript. Create some questions and explore new vocabulary!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Teaching ESL Online

Tips and Resources for Planning Online
What does it take to be a successful online teacher? Get the inside scoop from teachers who share their tips and resources for lesson planning. 

Read the August 2014 post at Learning English Online here!