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Category Archives: TESOL Blog
The Game: ESL – Tic Tac Toe is a quick, fun way to review any number of grammar forms or vocabulary words. It builds on higher level thinking skills and provides language practice in various skills—primarily listening, speaking, and reading.
The TESOL President’s Blog Last month, I had the honor to represent TESOL International Association by delivering an opening plenary talk at VenTESOL’s 32nd convention in Caracas, Venezuela. The theme of VenTESOL’s event was “Examine, Support and Renew ELT for … Continue reading
*note: An earlier version of this blog featured an incorrect link to Learn American English Online. Last year, one of my students introduced our class to Learn American English Online, a website that he liked to use on his smartphone to … Continue reading
At the start of the new school year, classroom and ESL teachers will be meeting English learners (ELs) who are attending school in the United States for the first time. Teachers can alleviate many fears experienced by beginning ELs by … Continue reading
Hello, ESPers worldwide! As ESPers, we have the responsibility to learn as much as we can about how people communicate. By researching and learning about professional communication and reflecting on our teaching practices, we empower ourselves to create learning experiences … Continue reading
When I was a student in an intensive English program, one of my teachers used this activity to help us be more specific and precise in our descriptions. And as easy as this activity looks, it required reaching beyond our … Continue reading
Unfortunately, it is sometimes hard to get students to volunteer, so educators all have their own methods for randomizing the order in which students present or perform other tasks. Do you have students draw numbers from a hat or popsicle … Continue reading
The Game: It’s All in the Description is a great way to strengthen speaking and listening skills. In addition, it focuses on the present continuous verb tense and essential vocabulary to expand ESL fluency and overall language learning. It also … Continue reading
If ESL teachers want to help their students understand content-area texts, they need to aid classroom teachers in learning teaching strategies that help English learners (ELs) gain new content area vocabulary. In a recent TESOL blog, I discussed modifying teaching … Continue reading