Manor House Secrets Video – Part 2

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There are secrets in the Earl’s old house.

A precious heirloom brooch suddenly disappears. Then the Vicar finds that his bride is not what she seems. How many more secrets will there be revealed at the party in the manor house?

 

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Games for Children’s First ESL Lessons

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Children learn a second language very quickly. However, when they are encountering English for the first time, it is difficult to find activities other than songs, that keep them interested and participating. Although songs are an excellent way for children to learn English, other approaches are needed. This is especially true if the children are living in a culture where no one speaks English. Continue reading

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Manor House Secrets Video – Part 1

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What secrets does this old house hold?

When you look at an old English manor house, can you imagine how may secrets it might hold?

 

 

 

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ESL Grammar Practice Questions – Past Tense 2

 

For regular verbs, forming the past tense is simply a matter of adding “ed” to theesl curriculum

root form of the verb. (The root form of the verb is the infinitive without the “to”.)

Example: Infinitive: to walk

Root form: walk

Past tense: walked.

Unfortunately, there are many verbs that are irregular in the past tense. The irregular forms can only be memorized. Continue reading

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Vancouver’s Brockton Point Lighthouse

While teaching in different countries, we found students whoesl curriculum learned to speak English simply by watching television. We are presenting some interesting and sometimes funny videos for ESL students to practice their listening comprehension skills.

Vancouver’s Brockton point has a colorful history.

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Hints for Dealing with Children Who Interrupt and Disturb Others

Teachers in many countries of the world encounter children who disrupt the class, demand attention and have difficulty attending to anything for more than a few minutes. These children have special needs – some may be hyperactive while others have emotional needs that aren’t being met outside the classroom. They express their feelings through movement – jumping up, falling off their seats, poking others sitting near them, talking, humming, making faces or drawing on everything. It’s very difficult for them to listen for more than a few minutes. This article suggests several solutions that might help the student and everyone in the classroom. Continue reading

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Types of English Second Language Activities for Active Children

English Second Language teachers everywhere have classes of children who are bursting with energy, ideas and jokes. They are laughing and talking in their first language as they enter the classroom. It’s your job as the teacher to change the focus of their thoughts to the content of the lesson that you have prepared. This article suggests types of activities that will catch their interest and establish control and harmony within the room. Continue reading

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Ideas for Teaching Listening and Phonics to ESL Children

Teaching phonics to English Foreign Language children can be a challenge. There are aspects of the children’s environment that make phonics difficult for the teacher to teach and for the students to hear, repeat and understand. As we look at some of these problems let’s keep in mind that the key to their success – the most important factor in any lesson – is getting them interested and if possible, making it fun, an interesting challenge or perhaps funny. They’ll learn if they are enjoying themselves. This article offers ideas that can make phonics fun. Continue reading

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Successful ESL Lists of Ways to Enhance Your Teaching

esl curriculumMany languages of the world are regular in the way that they are structured. This makes English grammar very difficult for thousands of students whose first language follows a consistent grammatical pattern. Although there is nothing anyone can do about the irregular structure and the exceptions in English, it might help to build  self-confidence and success if we stress the similarities, give plenty of praise and provide interesting activities. Continue reading

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Laughter at Successful ESL Can Relieve your Students’ Stress

esl curriculumMany people are experiencing a great deal of stress during these uncertain economic times. Those with jobs wonder how long they will last, while the young people graduating from school face a difficult time finding a job that utilizes their training. The solution to that problem will take time to evolve but we at Successful ESL have suggestions that will bring laughter to your classes and help your students to forget, for the moment, the worries of their everyday lives. Remember, laughter is good for everyone’s health! Continue reading

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