Building English Language Confidence in Children

ESL curriculumLet’s assume you’re teaching rhyming words to your ESL class. Some of the children are interested in your rhyming words lesson but others aren’t participating. Perhaps they are shy, frightened or unfamiliar with some of the sounds. It’s important to understand why many English Second Language children feel frightened and insecure, but it’s more important to find a way to help them. This article discusses why some might be having difficulty participating and suggests some types of activities that could help them. Continue reading

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ESL Grammar Practice Questions – The Conditional

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Could you play a trumpet like this?

Conditional sentences can be tricky for the ESL student. People will understand you if you use the conditional incorrectly, but those who master it, speak with real polish.

The following is a guide to its usage, and some practice questions.

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Motivating Young Children During Difficult or Boring Subjects

ESL curriculumLet’s assume that the children have had time to settle into the classroom environment and that you are ready for them to begin the first lesson. This is their best learning time. They have focused in on an English environment and have had a short time to adapt to the change from their last situation. This first lesson will include the most difficult material to be taught. It will likely include listening, and because listening and understanding are the most difficult, this is the best time to give your oral explanation. This articles provides suggestions for getting the children excited about your lesson. Continue reading

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Manor House Secrets Video – Part 4

In Part 4 of Manor House Secrets, Alphonse Dupuis finds many esl curriculumanswers.

 

 

 

 

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Developing Listening Comprehension in Children

ESL curriculumIf English Second language children are interested and actively involved in what they are doing, they will learn to understand English. This article will present a type of activity that develops listening comprehension. Continue reading

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Motivating the Children’s First ESL Lesson of the Day

esl curriculumYou are ready for them to begin their first lesson of the day. This is their best learning time. They have focused in on an English environment and have had a short time to adapt to the change from their last situation. This first lesson will include the most difficult material to be taught. Continue reading

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Manor House Secrets Video – Part 3

esl curriculumWhat started as a party at the old manor house turns tragic.

 

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Introducing Frequency or Mid-Sentence Adverbs

esl curriculumThis article will suggest some ideas and provide activities for teaching frequency adverbs. Adverbs tell us more about the verb – they refer to how often something happens. Continue reading

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Play and Win ESL Bingo Games

esl curriculumThere are many effective ways to teach English Second Language students. One of these is the use of games. All students, young and old, love games and everyone, no matter where they live, loves to win! This article will feature two types of Bingo Games. Continue reading

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