Looking for lesson plans and strategies for teaching English as a second language? You’ve come to the right place. Experienced ESL teachers from a wide variety of teaching backgrounds share their advice and tips for teaching in a diversity of situations. You’ll find techniques that vary depending on the needs of the classroom and students, as well as the primary language that is spoken. You’ll also find great modifications to lesson plans that can be utilized when teaching classes that contain both ESL students as well as native English speakers.
SIOP, or Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, is a unique, innovative and highly successful way to teach English language learners both the English language as well as the varied academic content areas for their particular grade level.
There are millions of people around the world that are learning to speak English. One of the most common questions I get as an ESL teacher is “How do I learn English faster?" This article will provide some advice about how you can do just that.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) typically take place in a foreign country, usually with students from the same country. In contrast, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes takes place in an English-speaking country, with students from all different backgrounds.
Verbs are the key to understanding a foreign language, and ESL students are no exception. The next time you are looking for some lesson plans when teaching verbs to ESL students, why not give these a try?
Do you want to learn how to effectively teach vocab to ESL students interested in business? It seems like a daunting task, doesn’t it? Don’t worry. Careful preparation and research will help you, and your students, tremendously.
Are you worried that your ESL students are not quite grasping the vocabulary of yesterday, today and tomorrow? Do not panic. ESL games and exercises to teach yesterday, today and tomorrow represent a fun and effective resource for ESL teachers to use to get their students to understand new vocab.
Adults living in the U.S. and learning English may know that October 31 is the observance of Halloween, thanks to the huge commercial market for this particular autumnal holiday. However, they most likely do not know the origins of the celebration, or the various traditions around the day.
If 10 ESL students shared 10 ESL tongue twisters, how many tongue twisters would the ESL students share? Repetition of sound coupled with rhyme, rhythm and nonsense make these lessons in pronunciation an amusing time for everyone.
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.
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.