Idioms are a commonly used form of speech which can lead to a lot of confusion when the person is not a native speaker.
Simple exercises to get your ESL/EFL students using English food idioms. Suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced levels.
Conversation classes are often unplanned and structure-less, or fall into the trap of patterned role-plays. Learn how to plan realistic and useful conversation lessons for your students.
A perfect guide for the ESL teacher. This article will outline how to create a lesson plan in 4 easy steps. Follow this guideline when planning a lesson for teaching English as a foreign language.
11 role play scenarios designed to help you encourage your students to interact more in the English classroom. The aim is to build a complete short story based on the life of a university student.
Need a fun vocabulary game to play with your classes? Try Shabooinary! It's a great game to learn and practice vocabulary words of all levels along with ESL vocabulary. Will you Shaboo?
Teaching vocabulary by word associations to ESL learners is an excellent method which I have employed in my school classes. Using this method, students can more easily comprehend and use words.
Evaluating ESL speaking proficiency must be done more objectively than subjectively. After defining speaking proficiency, this hub introduces a rubric for effectively evaluating speaking proficiency.
English as a Second Language can be very tricky for non-native English users. This is because non-native English users must keep in mind several English grammar rules in order to use English as a Second Language effectively. Below are some...
Limited vocabulary is one of the greatest obstacles English language learners face when they read. Teaching vocabulary to ELLs must be intentional and is most effective when essential vocabulary is pre-taught.
This is my story of teaching English from 2007 until 2010 in Thailand. I relive my experiences of teaching in government and private schools in the Bangkok area.
Idioms definitely make up one of the most difficult English topics for students of English as a Second Language. This is because English as a Second Language learners often cannot understand idioms or idiomatic expressions. Idioms have meanings...
Here are 3 more fun games and activities to play with your adult ESL group! the best part is...these games can be modified to fit all levels, teens and kids included.
ESL learners always face a lot of difficulty. The reasons for this difficulty include unqualified teachers, a lack of learning, poor learning environments, etc.
This article attempts to explain what contrastive stress is, how this type of stress occurs and shifts in sentences, how it changes the meaning in spoken English, and it consists suggestions for English language teachers how to teach contrastive stress.
Teaching a second language to early language learners doesn't have to be difficult if you know to develop preschool lesson themes and fun ESL activities for kindergarten.
Error correction, when done properly, helps your students without them losing confidence. This article includes some simple approaches to correction of writing and speaking.
Simple, easy to follow tips and ideas to help your students improve their spelling in classes. Includes strategies and suggestions for dealing with homophones,homonyms and exceptional English words.
The English are very keen on their boundaries, marking out their land and ownership, which has given rise to many idioms and expressions relating to fences, ditches, boundaries and walls—Good for ESL.
Idioms or idiomatic expressions are words or expressions that have figurative meanings. They may be confusing to English learners. Below are 25 idioms or idiomatic expressions about clothes.
For English Language Learners, writing is a process that goes beyond spelling and grammar. It begins with socializing and evolves into copying sentence frames; eventually writing essays. Students need written and oral feedback, and should engage with prompts that are culturally relevant and diverse.
Many students learning English as a foreign language struggle to use the different tenses effectively, appropriately and consistently. Here you will find exercises and writing prompts for each tense.
Idioms or idiomatic expressions are perhaps one of the toughest topics for learners of English as a Second Language or ESL. This is because idioms cannot be taken literally. They have culturally embedded meanings that most native English...
This is an ESL lesson plan for a discussion activity for upper-intermediate students. The lesson is based on the Gap Year concept and is intended to provide cultural understanding as well as generate discussion.
English is a foreign language in India but is in high demand for higher studies and jobs. Thus, learning English has become important.
Learn about 10 idioms or idiomatic expressions of the English Language involving kissing—great for ESL learners.
The effective use of dialogues in ESL classes has aided my students in developing listening and speaking skills. This hub presents five reasons why dialogues have a place in listening and speaking.
Help English language learners succeed in your classroom by incorporating these simple strategies as a regular part of your lessons.
Not all English as a second language exams have the option of writing a short story, but the Cambridge First Certificate exam does, and so do some others, so it is necessary to know how to write one. Students often choose to write a story in the...
Writing is painful for many students. Some of the most reluctant writers are English language learners. This approach to using photograph prompts has radically changed my ELL students’ attitude towards writing.
For English language teachers, here are some enjoyable and engaging ways to help your students get to know each other better and practice speaking with confidence in the English classroom.
Can the colour red make you a better player? Does it make you more attractive? Are blue pills more effective? This intriguing lesson plan will appeal to intermediate, upper and advanced levels.
90 interesting conversation topics for medical students wishing to practice English as a foreign language.
Error correction is only one of many important skills all good coaches must develop—learn how to, here.
Idioms or idiomatic expressions are word combinations that have meanings that are so different from the separate meanings of their individual words. They have idiomatic meanings, which are figurative or symbolic. Many users of English as a...
This article provides some tips explaining how to use technology to teach English as a Second Language. It can also be used as a plan for using tech to teach any subject.