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 […]
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.
Direct download link:Summer Vocabulary Practice for ESOL Classes!
For this month I have turned to cartoonists who draw on their experiences in English, reading, and language arts lessons. Enjoy!
Teaching Business English #3: The writer’s toolbox
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.
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.
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 […]
VOCABULARY BOOST: MISS
I really don’t want you to MISS this super useful lesson! 😂😂😂🙏🏻🙏🏻
What does it mean – Teaching is a CALLING?