ESL Teaching Tips & Strategies for Any Grade Level   (page: 2 of 14)

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  • The Name Game: The Anglicizing of Asian Students
    The acculturation of Asian students has taken a step into the dark ages. Why are students, especially those from China, being told to Anglicize their names? How do the benefits outweigh the issues of culture shock, loss of identity and disconnection from their own culture?
  • Fun ESL Activities For Teenagers
    English language activities and fun are the essential ingredients for getting teenage students actively engaged in their learning! This article suggests activities that will enhance learning in the heat of summer as well as the long, cold winter days.
  • From Portfolios to Rubrics — Ways to Assess English Language Learners (ELLs)
    Assessing a student's understanding of a lesson can be a nightmare for many educators. When teaching ELLs, English language learning assessment tools are a necessity. Students learning English need to be evaluated before, during and at the end of their coursework in order to gauge their learning.
  • ESL Listening Activities: Let Your Students Practice Speaking English
    Language learners need authentic opportunities to practice and improve their skills. Activities both online and face-to-face that require attention to vocabulary and pronunciation as well as a spoken response help students master English.
  • Listen: Music and Broadcast Activities Make Teaching ESL Fun and Effective
    A great way to help English language learners is to have them listen to spoken English as often as possible. Here are some ideas on incorporating music, podcasts, interviews, and news to improve your students' listening skills.
  • Parts of the ESL Curriculum for Preschoolers
    Developing a preschool curriculum for ESL students will take a significant amount of time and preparation. Depending on how much leeway you have as a teacher in your school to create such a curriculum, you can choose from a wide variety of topics to build your students’ vocabularies.
  • Using Art to Teach ESL English and Speaking Classes
    Classroom activities designed to encourage ESL students to share their imaginative interpretations of American art through discussion and journaling, satisfy the learning needs of ESL students who seek an academic or sophisticated impression of society in the United States.
  • Describe Him/Her to Me: ESL Activities
    Everyone has someone he or she admires. Using this as a focus, students can practice English language skills with exercises that describe people they admire as well as their peers.
  • Fun Ideas to Start an English Language Class
    As your ESL students are settling into their seats, grab their attention right away to help them begin thinking in English. Start with a joke, a music video, or a writing/dialogue prompt to get your students engaged at the start. This article has several great ideas.
  • ESL Test Ideas for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels: Grammar
    These examples of creating an English as a second language test to suit different levels of students, focus on grammar points in basic social situations.
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