Here is a quick sponge activity to help ESL students learn English vocabulary by understanding a bunch of collocations related to summer activities. ESL Video Lesson This video is from Vimeo.
Here is an ESL writing exercise that begins with a poem and asks English students to write a considered response. Exercise Structure 1 Read the poem O Me! Oh Life! by Walt Whitman. 2 Students write a response piece by briefly discussing their interpretation of the poem. 3 Students answer this question, based on the […]
Does language change the way people think and see the world? Get the answer with this podcast by Lexicon Valley.
Here is a writing style tip that helps ESL students write well. This style tip is about engines and comes from Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. WRITING STORIES WITH QUESTIONS Part 1 An engine is a source of energy that keeps something moving. In writing, the engine is a question which the reader finds interesting. Because […]
Teaching ESL students how to write English stories and essays with style can be a challenge. What is style, anyway? LEARN WRITING STYLE Here are a few examples of how to write English with style. These come from Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. This style tip encourages writers to use four numbers to improve their […]
Here is an interview with an author who also happens to teach writing at a university in New York. He also wrote a book about his perspectives on teaching writing .Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing.
This writing exercise looks at the use of words in creating style, descriptions, and voice. The objective of this lesson is to develop your awareness of how words can communicate complex ideas, moving stories and persuasive arguments and through that awareness find some inspiration and perhaps courage to extend your writing skills. Sometimes there is much to learn about […]