Every new word or fixed expression that is taught in a foreign language should be followed by lots of practice. Presentation new English vocabulary should be supported by additional techniques to practice and memorise new material.
If your ESL students know lots of animals, especially pets, but they need to practice the vocabulary in interesting context, try this guessing game ‘What pet have I got?’. Students will feel comfortable to speak English, even those with low self-esteem or shy, as they work in pairs.
It is not possible to cure somebody of dyslexia and nobody grows out of it. Therefore, it is necessary to teach dyslexic children how to learn a foreign language and how to develop their own learning strategies. Using their talents and intelligence and with the help and support of the teacher in English class, they can compensate and deal with their weak points.
Saint Patrick's Day is coming. It is a great oportunity to come forth with some Irish symbols and traditions. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (17th March) with your students you can choose some of these activities.
Today I encourage to try simple speaking activity 'Class Birthday Chart'. You can use this idea in many different situatuions, for example teaching months of the year, as an ice breaker activity or just a spur to talk in English.
A fundamental skill in learning, understanding, and speaking English is spelling. When students know how to spell words, they have a stronger grasp on how to pronounce, read, and write words. This is crucial for their English development. For both ESL students and pupils in primary school, it is essential to give the skill of spelling a strong foundation.
Children are always fond of writing and making projects about their hobbies and interests. They are also interested in their friends free time activities. The idea is making a poster about sports your students can do followed by short presentation in front of their classmates.