Tag Archives: English as a second language

Verb Tense Review

English Students and teachers often want to review the verb tenses. Continue reading

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ESL Practice Questions – Future Progressive Tense – Arctic Balloon Expedition – Part 5

This article reviews the future progressive tense and provides practice questions for students. A video of Andrée, Frænkel and Strindberg’s adventures is provided to add interest to an otherwise dull subject. Continue reading

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Building English Language Confidence in Children

Every classroom group is different. Try any or all of these suggestions and adapt them to your style of teaching. If they help even one student in your classroom to feel more confident, then any changes you have made have been worthwhile. 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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Motivating the Children’s First ESL Lesson of the Day

You are ready for them to begin their first lesson of the day. This is their best learning time. 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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Finishing The Lesson

Finishing the Lesson One of the problems that teachers encounter is finishing the lesson at exactly the right time. Sometimes you have had a good lesson, and it’s too late to start anything new, but there is still ten minutes … Continue reading

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