Category Archives: Speaking English

A Fun Way to Deal With Prepositions

If you can get your esl students participating in an activity that has them using English grammar in everyday situations, they will learn quickly and remember what they learned. Continue reading

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Introducing Frequency or Mid-Sentence Adverbs

Adverbs tell us more about the verb – they refer to how often something happens. 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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Introduce your Students to Debating!

INTRODUCE YOUR STUDENTS TO DEBATING! Students in every country of the world have ideas and beliefs about the way things should be done. They enjoy expressing their thoughts with their friends in a restaurant, with their family at home or … Continue reading

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Keeping Up on the News Can Help an ESL Student

When you are learning English it is important to use the news as a tool to help you learn the language. You can read newspapers or watch television or catch the news on your cell phone or the internet. Continue reading

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Listening is a Part of Learning for an ESL Student

Unfortunately – if listening skills are not fine tuned while students are in class, they will not fare well in business, as listening is a key component of being successful. Continue reading

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Teaching the Present and Past Progressive Tenses

We have put special effort into providing plenty of practice after introducing the explanation of the grammar. The following paragraphs will briefly discuss the grammar and give some examples of practice activities. Continue reading

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The Advantages of Using One Computer for Two Students

The expense for all of this can be reduced if the students plan to work with a friend. Continue reading

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Suggestions for Promoting ESL Online Skills and Written English

This article stresses the advantages of a classroom computer when teaching ESL. It outlines one type of assignment that gives the students control over the content of their work. Continue reading

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Using Competition in an ESL Classroom

One of the most successful ways of motivating ESL students is through competition. As long as the competition is friendly and fair, students will learn easily and well, while enjoying themselves. Continue reading

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