Wouldn’t it be fun to follow lessons from anywhere in the world, talk to mother-tongue African speakers and pick lesson times to fit your schedule? Outside of actually living in Africa, learning the language online is the next best bet!
Guidance counselors work with students at an academic and social level. The academic focus of a guidance counselor’s job is educational support, career advice and orientation for students. This lesson plan focuses on career planning for students.
Medieval Times lesson plans traditionally cover a range of topics from the Bubonic plague to the fuedal system. However, due to widespread ignorance, superstitions were rife and many of these beliefs still exist today making for an interesting and practical history lesson linked to the present.
Methods of teaching English have changed and developed over the thousands of years that people have been learning languages. More recently, there have been four main approaches to teaching English as a second language, some very popular and effective, while others are no longer widely used.
Teaching Shakespeare involves looking at the writer’s sonnets, plays and biography as well as touching on the Globe Theatre. A Shakespeare webquest can be the ideal tool for covering these topics and motivating students to find out information on Shakespeare for themselves.
Young children may not be able to tell the time in their own language, yet, but ESL teachers can still prepare them to tell the time in English. There are some wonderful ways to teach this skill through games and the following ESL telling time vocabulary English lesson for ages 5-7 is one of them.
Before starting the Endangered Species webquest, motivate your students by giving each student a set role to play out. Students will become actively involved in the learning process and embark on a trip into the magical world of make-believe.
Most ESL teachers have years of experience in teaching English to adults but may be daunted by the task of teaching children English. How to teach English as a second language to children involves understanding how to motivate children to learn and how to hold their attention for short periods.
Building direction ESL lesson plan resources from documents that can be found in tourist offices, in the home or on the Internet makes for a practical, information gap ESL activity that teaches ESL students the vocabulary they need to ask for and give directions.
Webquests are classroom-based lessons where students search for information online around a certain theme. As students are meant to be using information and not simply looking for it, specific questions that need to be answered must be set beforehand. An earthquake webquest is a popular K-12 topic.
Gone are the days of spending weekends and evenings in front of the computer creating original ESL material for students. Luckily, there are now hundreds of ESL workbooks and internet sites allowing teachers to use printable adult ESL lessons and adapt them to their class and student level.
Skype is a voice software application allowing users to talk to others across the world. Skype to Skype calls are free making it the perfect technology tool for the classroom. Using Skype in education is popular as teachers connect to classrooms worldwide to cross language and cultural barriers.
The aim of teaching listening skills in the ESL classroom is to allow students to function successfully in real-life situations. Discover how to improve your student’s listening skills and what is actually involved in real-life listening.
Teaching ESL grammar lessons can be tricky because grammar doesn’t always follow standard rules, is different to the student’s native language and requires that a teacher fully understands it to teach it. Consider some of these suggestions and tips to make it an easy and interesting lesson to teach.
Young children can learn a second language almost as easily as their native language if the correct methods are used. Find out more about the methods and theories of second language acquisition in kindergarten and for young children.