Category Archives: Listening Comprehension

Motivating Young Children During Difficult or Boring Subjects

If you are teaching specific sounds or rhyming words, make up or use a program that offers meaningful examples of what you are teaching. Use examples that are fun so the children can enjoy repeating them. They will learn if they are enjoying the lesson. Continue reading

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Manor House Secrets Video – Part 4

In this four part mystery video, there are all kinds of secrets in this old manor house. To solve the mysterious murders, the detective must find these secrets. Continue reading

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Developing Listening Comprehension in Children

When children learn their first language they are often responding to their parent’s language in an active way. Their response frequently includes both physical action and verbal understanding. Continue reading

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Play and Win ESL Bingo Games

All students, young and old, love games and everyone, no matter where they live, loves to win! Continue reading

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Manor House Secrets Video – Part 2

Part 2 Manor House Secrets Video. First it was the disappearance of a valuable heirloom, but then – 2 murders! More mysteries! Continue reading

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Jokes and Their Place in ESL Teaching

  Jokes can be an important part of your teaching program. Scientists know that when people laugh, the body secretes hormones that make the person feel good. Don’t you want your ESL students to feel good about what they are … Continue reading

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Considerations in Choosing an Interactive Listening Program

Students studying languages in many countries around the world have a wide variety of talents, combined with needs and problems that they must deal with as they approach the study of English. This article outlines a variety of living situations, … Continue reading

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Interactive Listening Programs and Your Accent

Programs to Meet Different Needs People in many countries have learned to read and write English but can’t speak it. There are interactive auditory programs that teach listening, understanding and pronunciation. Some years ago I learned to read French but … Continue reading

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Organizing ESL Computer Time on a Classroom Computer or in a Computer Lab

Many schools, however, have one computer in each classroom. This article will discuss ways of organizing your classes for computer use in the classroom and for work in a language lab. Continue reading

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A Pioneer in Vancouver Part 1

Gassy Jack was said to be the first permanent resident of the city of Vancouver. This is a remarkable story.

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