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In my latest vocabulary lesson on YouTube, I teach eight foreign words used in English. The lesson was partly inspired by a conversation I overhead at the hairdresser’s. One woman called out to the other as she was leaving, “Call me sometime next week. We’ll have a tête-à-tête.” It’s not the first time my ESL-attuned ear […]

via Why Teach Foreign Words in English? — English with Jennifer

Summer Vocabulary Practice for ESOL Classes!

Summer Vocabulary Practice for ESOL Classes!

Here are 40 summer vocabulary words and phrases for ESOL and English classes. You can use them to create interesting vocabulary lessons with your English language students.

Check out some of the lesson plans that you can use with these cards here.

Direct download link:

https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/discussion-words-summer-pt.pdf

Summer Vocabulary Practice for ESOL Classes!

Cartoons on Teaching English — Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

For this month I have turned to cartoonists who draw on their experiences in English, reading, and language arts lessons. Enjoy!

via Cartoons on Teaching English — Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

Teaching Business English #3: The writer’s toolbox

Teaching Business English #3: The writer’s toolbox

Teaching Business English #3: The writer’s toolbox


— Read on www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/2018/05/22/writers-toolbox/

Idiom of the day - Don’t keep sticking your oar in!

Idiom of the day – Don’t keep sticking your oar in!

To ‘stick (or put) your oar in’ means to interfere or try to have your say in somebody else’s life. It means to offer unwanted help or opinions to somebody who really wishes you would ‘keep your nose out’.

Imagine if you were happily rowing along in a rowing boat, pulling both oars yourself, but then your passenger produced their own oar and stuck it into the water to try to help take the boat in a different direction.

For example:

Rob: My Uncle Mark keeps trying to tell me which universities to apply for. It’s so annoying! I wish he wouldn’t keep sticking his oar in.

Presenting tips (IATEFL members) — International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language – Blog

The annual IATEFL conference will soon be upon us. Of the 600 or so talks that will be delivered throughout the event, more than a few will be given by first-time presenters. IATEFL readily tries to encourage and provide support for first-time speakers. For example, there is the chance to be mentored by a more […]

via Presenting tips (IATEFL members) — International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language – Blog

VOCABULARY BOOST: MISS

VOCABULARY BOOST: MISS

VOCABULARY BOOST: MISS


— Read on intercambioidiomasonline.com/2018/04/02/vocabulary-boost-miss-2/

I really don’t want you to MISS this super useful lesson! 😂😂😂🙏🏻🙏🏻

What does it mean – Teaching is a CALLING?

What does it mean – Teaching is a CALLING?

What does it mean – Teaching is a CALLING?
— Read on aiyshahelit.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/what-does-it-mean-teaching-is-a-calling-2/