Monday, February 29, 2016
Where did February go? Well, at least we had the extra day to say good-bye!
March is a busy month with lots of teaching topic ideas here that you can do with your ESL students. Starting with World Compliment Day on March 1st and then International Women's Day on March 8th. Wait...there's more.....it's St. Patrick's Day on March 17th, Earth Hour Day on March 19th, The Spring Equinox on March 21st and coming early this year is Easter, which falls on March 27th. Phew......I'm tired already!
Monday, February 22, 2016
Get your students talking about this rare day that comes along every four years. You can find out more about leap year here.
Recommended links for your ESL students:
YouTube: What is Leap Year?
English Blog: An ESL comic activity about leap year
English with Jennifer: Mini lesson on leap year
Telegraph: 20 Crazy Facts about Leap Year
History: Video - Why do we have leap year?
English Baby: Vocabulary and dialogue lesson on leap year
Activity Village: Reading and comprehension on leap year
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
ESL Made Easy - Teaching English as a second language can be a serious task, but that doesn’t mean that your classroom needs to be a stark, humourless void. The truth is that incorporating a few laughs into your lessons can have tremendous benefits and help make you a more effective teacher. Your students, many of whom are feeling nervous or suffering from a lack of confidence in their own abilities to master the subject at hand, will feel more at ease after some humour. It makes your class, and your lessons, more memorable too. Plus, getting a few laughs will help your confidence as an instructor — you’ll feel that your students like you and are genuinely listening to what you have to say.
Unless you’re a natural comedian, though, incorporating humour in your classroom is probably easier said than done. How do you do it? Here are four ideas for incorporating humour in your classroom...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
February is Black History month in Canada, the U.S., and the United Kingdom. Be sure to get your ESL students learning more about the activities, events, and the important figures in black history.
See recommended links on Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement here.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
Did you know that Hershey Chocolate was founded on February 8th in 1894? Since it is February, what better time to get your ESL students talking about the history of chocolate and all its products and recipes! Not only is chocolate considered to be a popular (and some saying healthy!) treat around the world, but also a popular and romantic gift for Valentine's Day too.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Happy February! Be sure to check out this month's teaching themes and topics page. There are plenty of ideas to get your students talking. This month of course includes Valentine's Day, the Chinese New Year and in Canada and the U.S, it's Black History month. Find more topics here!