Here are odd bits of trivia about language learning, words and forgetting. My hope is to inspire and motivate students to learn English and consider the benefits of extensive reading. The information about learning words comes from this useful site. LEARNING WORDS ESL students need to know about 2000 word families to read and understand 85% of […]
This is week seven of the semester. Next week the ESL students will demonstrate what they learned with a written English mid term exam. Mid Term Exam Here are the review questions for the mid term exam. Learning Objectives Here is the general plan of objectives for this week: continue our critical thinking skills project […]
It’s week 6 of the semester and time for the ESL students to learn abbot English po Writing Objectives Improve paraphrasing skills by learning how to use appositives in sentences. Improve descriptive and persuasive writing skills by finishing at least one self-reflective story. Improve free thinking skills by writing an interpretative analysis of a poem.
This is week 6 of the class that helps ESL students learn advanced English speaking. Here is the general plan of objectives for this week: continue our critical thinking skills project by learning six finds of fallacies that are used in arguments improve reading and discussion skills by completing the next chapter in the book assess […]
This week will start a few exercise that help ESL students learn English paraphrase writing. This will involve several writing and knowledge skills including nominalisations, synonyms and appositives. What is Paraphrase Writing? Paraphrasing is a reading and writing skill. Read a sentence or paragraph and then write the same ideas using your words. Paraphrasing is not […]
Homework Today we will have a small group discuss exercise. You read the assigned article and prepared answers for these questions. Summarize the writer’s main ideas. What is the argument? What are the claims and the premises? Describe two or three hypotheses. Write down 5-7 comprehension questions. We will discuss this article in the next Monday […]
This week the ESL students will focus on precision writing. That means, using the fewest number of words to communicate an exact idea. Rewriting Process Rewriting is an important part of learning how to write well. But, sometimes students just correct the small errors and don’t think about the entire text. You have to learn […]