Teachers of English and vocabulary enthusiasts might be interested to learn that Oxford Dictionary has proclaimed the word of 2013. That word is SELFIE.
Read all about the decision here.
A SELFIE is:
a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. [click to continue…]
Writing prompts are often useful tools to help English students kick start a small ESL writing project. Here are a few prompts written by a creative guy.
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Today’s writing theme is Slow Writing.
Slow writing is a learning tool that encourages students to think about their technique. Often, students are in a rush to write. Or, quite the opposite, they can’t get started because they don’t know where to begin.
Slow writing moves students to concentrate on how to write instead of what to write. This week, let’s try three [click to continue…]
Sometimes ESL students need some motivation to keep learning English. Teachers also need a touchstone which they can use to focus the students’ attention.
This graph (which describes mindset ideas by Carol Dweck) [click to continue…]
This is a quick writing lesson that helps ESL students learn how to use the definite article in their writing.
First, here are five troublesome areas of writing where ESL students have some trouble using THE properly. These five areas come from the Bedford handbook.
WHEN TO TO USE THE IN WRITING
PART A Some simple rules.
1. The noun was already mentioned in a previous sentence.
She is a carrying a bag. The bag is yellow.
2. The clause that comes after the noun restricts the noun’s identity.
Please pass me the book on the TV. [click to continue…]