In Japanese, there are three kinds of writing: hiragana, katakana and kanji, which are also known as Chinese characters. With so much going on, it can be hard for beginners to get a handle on written Japanese. But it’s not impossible to learn to write in Japanese if you approach it in the right way.
This is a high beginner or low intermediate ESL lesson plan. Present perfect v past simple can be a difficult distinction for students, depending on whether a similar distinction exists in their native language. This lesson will help them to grasp the difference and use the two tenses correctly.
This article will give you some tips for writing ESL speaking lesson plans. Upper intermediate students have mastered most of the basic grammar and with a fair amount of vocabulary. They can communicate well, so it’s harder to pinpoint where they need to improve. These tips will help.
Need some ideas for ESL lessons for beginners? Here’s one that covers the irregular past tense verbs, one of those tricky grammar points beginners struggle with. The key with beginning level ESL lessons: keep it simple!
ESL lesson plan rubrics can make or break your class. Even the best-planned tasks can fall apart if students don’t understand what they have to do. This article will give you some tips for writing clear, simple rubrics for your ESL lesson plans.
When you teach English as a second language, one of the most interesting things you experience is seeing another culture’s perspective. This lesson for intermediate students includes discussions about admirable qualities and allows students to review and learn adjectives for describing people.
Rod Ellis is a well-respected professor of applied linguistics and a TESOL expert. But what is Ellis’s hypothesis on second language acquisition? After writing more than 30 books and hundreds of articles, it’s a bit difficult to summarize, but here are some key points.
Many people struggle with listening comprehension because English isn’t spoken as it is written. However, by better understanding the rules of pronunciation, students will have a clearer idea of what they should be listening for. Here are some listening activities for learning English pronunciation.
Arnold Gesell was a psychologist and pediatrician who was a pioneer in the field of childhood development. The language acquisition theories about maturation by Gesell are still used as important benchmarks in measuring development. This includes timetables for language acquisition.
Using a reward system can not only motivate your kids to learn English and do their homework, but can also work wonders when it comes to improving classroom behavior. Candy is a common reward but can get kids all wound up, and their parents won’t thank you for that! Here are some sugar-free options.
What’s the best way to learn a second language during childhood? Statistics on childhood language acquisition show that students taught using Total Physical Response, or TPR, have higher retention rates. Learn how to improve your lessons and assist your students with language acquisition through TPR