Teaching Methods: Lesson 1

by eslwriter on August 29, 2014

in Teaching Methods

Hi and welcome to the TESOL Certificate program. This course is called Teaching Methods. I hope you enjoy it and find the material useful. TEACHING METHODS SYLLABUS Here is the syllabus for our TESOL certificate methods class. CLASS NOTES

English Writing Class: Week 1

by eslwriter on August 29, 2014

in Writing Class

Welcome back to the university. It’s a new semester and time to start learning English again. WRITING CLASS SYLLABUS Here is the English writing class syllabus. LEARN WORDS Here is a quick learning exercise that will my students very important. Look at the words and pictures on this vocabulary worksheet. Your job: learn these 20 words in 90 seconds. […]

O Me ! Oh Life

by eslwriter on August 4, 2014

in ESL STUFF

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 […]

Language Affects Thought?

by eslwriter on August 1, 2014

in ESL STUFF

Does language change the way people think and see the world? Get the answer with this podcast by Lexicon Valley.  

Writing With an Engine

by eslwriter on July 28, 2014

in ESL STUFF

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 […]

Writing Style Tips

by eslwriter on July 28, 2014

in ESL STUFF

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 […]

A Writer Talks About Teaching Writing

by eslwriter on July 15, 2014

in ESL STUFF

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.