The simple strategies presented in this article apply to both the teacher and the ESL student. Careful study and application of these skills will produce good results in reading and understanding.
Pre-teach synonyms and antonyms, prefix and suffixes before playing these games. The games will help to reinforce what students have learned as well as increase their vocabulary.
See this oldie but goodie nursery rhyme in a new way! This preschool Mary Had a Little Lamb theme will grab any child’s attention with its curriculum rich activities. Various learning styles are reached and little lambs will be prancing with excitement during this theme.
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?
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.
The educational system in the United States faces a huge quandary due to the mis-assignment of English language learners to special education classrooms. The policy to place students who are unable to speak English into special education programs is unfair and unwise.
Where do we get chocolate? What is the use of chocolate? Does all chocolate taste the same? These are just some of the questions we’ll ask in this ESL lesson on chocolate.
Teach English language students the vocabulary needed to describe a variety of growth stages for plants, animals as well as themselves. Learning that every living thing grows and changes helps students understand who they are.
Independence is an American holiday and may need explanation for students of English as a second language. Teach your students about American history and culture while celebrating the Fourth of July with them.
Grading English language learners through both informal and formal assessment gives the teacher a well-rounded picture of the students’ abilities. Using informal assessment such as class projects and formal assessment with the use of a rubric enables students to set goals for mastering skills.