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Celebrating Christmas in the ESL Classroom

by Carrie Kellenberger / Dec 22, 2016 /
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As a special treat to you this month, I thought I’d include some tips and advice on what to teach in your ESL classroom over the holiday season. 

 

Celebrating Christmas in the ESL Classroom

Learning a language: 7 great ways to stay motivated

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Are you or do you plan on learning a language? If you are, congratulations - you’ve made a great choice… but there is something you should know (if you haven’t figured it out yet). You will lose motivation at times - it will make you want to quit learning the language, but if you power through, the reward will be huge. Apart from knowing another language, studies show you'll be more adept at solving problems and other tasks that are mentally demanding.

A Backpack Full of Dreams

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The thirty-nine ESL students, dark eyed and dark complexioned, each took their turn telling me their name and their country of origin. Mexico. El Salvador. Honduras. Cuba. Peru. Colombia. Ecuador. Lebanon. India. China. Korea.

A Backpack Full of Dreams

The Benefits of Dual Language Education

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More than a third of students in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) are not fluent in English, according to new research from Rice University's Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) and HISD. The survey found that the best way to help these students learn English involves teaching them in their native tongue.

Studying Abroad and Learning a New Language

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Studying abroad not only gives you the chance to travel and gain new experiences, but also the opportunity to build a new skill-set that can help your career in the future.

Accidental Poetry: Improve Your English Through Creative Writing

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I recently discovered a GENIUS book that offers a new way to teach English. Penned by Lisa Lieberman Doctor (one of our editors here on Wandering Educators!), this book is both simple and complex. Why is it so genius?

The Idiom Game

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Several years ago, while teaching creative writing for three months in a small village in Spain, I was made to feel welcome by a wonderful group of people who were native to the town. Every Saturday night, more than twenty men and women would arrive at the farmhouse my husband and I were renting, each of them carrying a tray of their favorite foods.

When New Speakers of a Foreign Language Are Reluctant to Converse

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When New Speakers of a Foreign Language Are Reluctant to Converse

Top 7 Useful Apps for TEFL Educators

by Lexa Pennington / Mar 18, 2015 /
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Teaching a second language is an important job in the schools of many countries. If you are interested in seeing the world and teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), you might want to consider some apps for the new iPhone 6 plus that will make your job easier. EFL teachers can benefit from the countless resources available through iPhone apps designed for both teachers and learners.

Top 7 Useful Apps for TEFL Educators

Panel Discussion Part Two: Teaching English as a Second Language

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Panel Discussion Part Two: Teaching English as a Second Language

Are you thinking of teaching English abroad, but you’re still not quite sure about it? Our special two-part series on Teaching English Abroad answers some basic questions about teaching English as a Second Language.
Our ESL contributors have taught in various destinations around Asia. Read on for a few tips and tricks for first-time ESL teachers. Feel free to drop by any of the following sites for additional information about teaching abroad in Asia.

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