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Ever tried to play games with kids in English?It can be a fun treat!But what about when the child doesn’t even know how to say hello?In this case, trying to play games or sing songs can be just plain frustrating.It can’t be denied—teaching English to children is nothing like teaching adults! 5 Creative Ways to Teach Children  Through Fun Activities1. Art ProjectsArt is a fantastic way to get your young students excited and interested in a variety of lessons to reinforce different vocabulary.The art project that goes with this lesson should either come at the end of the class or at the beginning of the following class after a brief review of the vocabulary. Students can draw pictures independently, but you should walk around the room and encourage them to talk to you about their work.2. Active GamesYou’ve probably already witnessed the awesome power of kinesthetic learning in the classroom, and active games can be a great way to get beginners up and moving. One of the best for beginners is Simon Says, or a variant thereof.Simon Says can be a very useful way to reinforce new vocabulary while also upping the energy. That’s why it’s a great choice either at the beginning or in the middle of a class.3. Singing SongsSongs are a fantastic mnemonic device for new vocabulary, and the Internet is a wealth of different song ideas. The best time to use a song is once the vocabulary has already been introduced. Some songs are simpler, ideal for using the same day or the same week that the vocabulary is introduced.4. LabelingLabeling can be a great way to remember new vocabulary. We already discussed a bit how labeling can be used during an art project, but you can also use labeling in a classroom or with photographs.If you’re trying to teach the names of different things in the classroom, tasking your students with creating labels for them can be a great way to get them up and moving—and speaking! Once the labels are created, be sure to laminate them. You can use them with all sorts of games, from treasure hunts to interactive matching or memory games.5. Educative PlayParticularly when your students are very young, educative play is a useful technique for teaching them without ever letting on! Students can be encouraged to play with one another in a variety of ways, either with board games or in a playroom or space, depending on the way your school is laid out. The idea with educative play is for teachers and assistants to participate in the play in English, asking questions that students can answer.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
paola ramirez
Date Added:
05/20/2018
Basic Spelling Lists - Adult ESOL
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This is a collection of basic spelling lists with corresponding image collections that teach basic English phonics principles. The lists were created for Adult ESOL Literacy Learners, but could be adapted for other ages and levels as well.

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Arts and Humanities
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Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Author:
Jennifer Christenson
Date Added:
01/28/2016
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The materials provided are taken from three postgraduate modules which students study as part of the School's distance learning MA degree programmes in 'Literary Linguistics', 'Applied Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching' and 'Modern English Language'.

Our courses generally consist of 10 units which cover the key areas of study within particular disciplines, in conjunction with material documenting the latest developments within each field. The 'Descriptive Linguistic Analysis' units are taken from the compulsory foundational module, enabling students to gain the core knowledge that they will need throughout their programme.

The 'Literary Linguistics' and 'Language and Gender' units are examples from modules that students chose to specialise in, depending upon their own particular interests. At present, 100 Students from a range of diverse backgrounds in numerous locations throughout the world are registered on these courses. Students use these materials as starting points to their study, and then interaction with tutors and fellow students is maintained via email, discussion boards and chat rooms.

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Nottingham
Author:
Dr. Louise Mullany
Dr. Valerie Durow
Date Added:
03/23/2017
ESL for Advanced Students: The Way You Like It: Advanced Grammar/Writing Plus Modified Bloom's Taxonomy, Capitalization and Punctuation Rules
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Book 5. Advanced grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This book, for advanced students, is the final volume of the series.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Author:
Don Bissonnette
Date Added:
06/02/2016
ESL for High Beginning Students: The Way You Like It: Basic High-Beginning Grammar/Writing: Part Two (of Two), Plus Two-Word Verbs, Some Punctuation Rules, and Pronunciation
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Book 2. High beginning grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the second of the two books for beginners.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Author:
Don Bissonnette
Date Added:
06/02/2016
ESL for High Intermediate Students: The Way You Like It: High Intermediate Grammar/Writing: Part Two (of Two) Plus Vocabulary (Passive Adjective Expressions), Pronunciation Practice, and Pronunciation
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Book 4. High intermediate grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the second of the two books for intermediate students.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Author:
Don Bissonnette
Date Added:
06/02/2016
ESL for Low Intermediate Students: The Way You Like It: Intermediate Grammar/Writing: Part One (of Two), Plus Idiomatic Expressions and Some Pronunciation Rules
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Book 3. Low intermediate grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the first of the two books for intermediate students.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Author:
Don Bissonnette
Date Added:
06/02/2016
The Language of Advertising: 9 persuasive techniques
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Engage students in the analysis of the persuasive written language of advertisements. Students will have to recognize some language techniques used in advertising, match the techniques to some printed ads and create slogans, using such techniques. Subject: English Language, Reading Foundational Skills, Writing Foundational Skills Level: secondary education Material Type: Classroom Activity Provider:Terezinha Marcondes Diniz Biazi - State University of Campinas -UNICAMP/BRAZILMidwest State University –UNICENTRO/BRAZIL

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Communication
Education
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Linguistics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Terezinha Marcondes Diniz Biazi
Date Added:
11/24/2018
PARTS OF OUR BODY
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Name of Student Teacher:  Edna Trujillo, Stefany Osorio, Karen Lesmes, Karen Rivera and Jenifer BarraganSchool / Institution: Institución educativa promoción socialDate: September 20, 2018.                        Clase / Grado: Third Grade             Time and length of class: 2 hoursAchievement: The topic ‘’Parts of the human body’’ will be teach in real context while Ss are interacting at the same time. Students will be able to identify body parts and named them in a real life situation. National Standard: -Listening: Reconozco cuando me hablan en inglés y reacciono de manera verbal y no verbal-Speaking: Participo activamente en juegos de palabras y rondas.                   Refuerzo con gestos lo que digo para hacerme entender.                   Uso gestos y movimientos corporales para hacerme entender mejor.- Writing: Escribo el nombre de lugares y elementos que reconozco en una ilustración.Lesson objectives (at the end of the class Ss will be able to):• Ss will identify where some specific parts of the human body belong to.• Ss will have the ability to use parts of their bodies.Skills Focus:  Listening, Speaking, and Writing.Resources and materials: Video beam, computer Language Focus: Parts of the human body.Foreseeable Problems:-Lack of students’ interest.-Ss become dependent on the teacher.-Ss using their native language in class.Planned Solutions:-The ST is going to use gestures and sounds to catch students’ attention.-The ST is going to give the Ss positive encouragement to answer even if they are not correct.-The ST gives them some questions that might help them if they want to ask something. Colombian ICT framework for teachersIdentifico las características, usos y oportunidades que ofrecen herramientas tecnológicas y medios audiovisuales, en los procesos educativos.Combino una amplia variedad de herramientas tecnológicas para mejorar la planeación e implementación de mis prácticas educativas.Incentivo en mis estudiantes el aprendizaje autónomo y el aprendizaje colaborativo apoyados por TIC.Identifico mis necesidades de desarrollo profesional para la innovación educativa con TIC.Utilizo redes profesionales y plataformas especializadas en el desarrollo de mis investigaciones.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
jenifer Barragan
Karen Viviana Rivera Silva
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Parts of a Plant
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PARTS OF A PLANTLesson overviewName of student teacher: Kely Forero Cano, Shirley Cabrera Cometa, Sheila Vanesa Montilla Mosquera, Sharon Ivonne Uriza Cachaya.School / Institution: Institución Educativa Olivero Lara Borrero Date: May 16, 2019.                    Clase / Grado: Fourth Grade             Time and length of class: 2 hoursAchievement: The topic ‘’Parts of a plant’’ will be taught in real context while Ss are interacting at the same time. Students will be able to identify plant parts and named them in a real-life situation.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Shirley Cabrera
Sharon Uriza
Sheila Montilla
Kely Forero
Date Added:
05/07/2019
Service encounters : booking a holiday
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In this on-line lesson provided by 'CELE' international students can improve their social listening skills. This lesson is part of a module developing students' listening skills in academic, social and everyday situations.

This lesson helps students understand how humour is used in conversation and how speakers cooperate and share knowledge in conversation. Students can improve their listening skills through tasks focusing on understanding the main points, listening for detail, and practising predicting strategies. Students can work on tasks to improve their listening skills to identify weak sounds in English (difficult to hear) such as prepositions, contractions and articles. In addition, students can look up definitions of words, explore how words are used in context (including what words frequently go before or after a word), and obtain information about whether a word is commonly used in an academic context.

The listening module provides rich opportunities for students to improve their listening skills at their own pace, when they want to work, at their own level, and in any order they would like.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
University of Nottingham
Author:
Alex Ding
University of Nottingham. Centre for English Language Education
Date Added:
03/27/2017