Tag Archives: classroom practice

Redesigning the Classroom Board Game

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of the TESOL games and learning blog! Over the last month I hope you have found the time to play some games and consider what you found enjoyable about them. Though engaging games … Continue reading

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On Teaching Speaking: New Ways in Teaching Speaking, 2nd Edition

Julie Vorholt
Julie Vorholt

This TESOL Blog series focuses on teaching speaking to English learners. As the editor of the newly released New Ways in Teaching Speaking, Second Edition, I’m thrilled to tell you about it! For those unfamiliar with the New Ways series, … Continue reading

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Project-Based Learning to Promote Language Skill Development: A Sample Reflection Project

Erin Knoche Laverick
Erin Knoche Laverick

Are you looking to energize your teaching and enhance student learning? Project-based learning (PBL) is a fun and meaningful way to integrate the use of language skills while promoting students’ critical thinking skills. As indicated by the name, project-based learning … Continue reading

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4 Ways Teachers Can Support English Learners

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

The school year is well under way, and teachers are beginning to get to know their students and to build relationships with them. The teachers that work with English learners (ELs) should know how crucial their classroom practices are to … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Classroom Environments with Big Impact for ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Regular readers of my blog have already been introduced to Karen Nemeth, author, consultant, and a nationally recognized expert on early childhood education. Although her blog is written about the physical environment for English learners in early childhood classrooms, it … Continue reading

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Adapting Folktales for ELL Learning Activities

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

We content-based teachers often struggle with how to make students focus on the specific reading skills we want them to learn without being distracted or overwhelmed by the language. This gets more difficult when my activity focuses on fiction, especially … Continue reading

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Teaching Second Conditionals Through Absurd Sentences

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

The second conditional (e.g., If I were, I would…) often causes difficulties even for advanced English learners. This fun and interactive activity will help learners practice this structure. The first part of the activity gives learners a chance to interact … Continue reading

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Literature in ELT: Integrating Literature into Language Learning

Guest Author
Guest Author

A Guest Post by Sybil Marcus Sybil Marcus has lived and worked on four continents.  She taught ESL at the University of California at Berkeley Extension and at the Summer English Language Studies on the Berkeley campus.  She has presented at … Continue reading

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