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Vocab Building Flashcards

Help your students grow their English vocabulary with these flashcards designed to help them grow their word knowledge in a collaborative way. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 30, 2018

The Affective Side of Things

Learn about effective classroom routines to support students' affective needs and promote retention and success. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 25, 2018

Discussion Question Slides Bank

Access this series of over 50 discussion questions in slides format to add more speaking opportunities to your ESL class. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 22, 2018

Three Steps to Better Pronunciation

This is a great activity to help English learners improve their pronunciation of English sentences by paying attention to phrases and stressed words. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 21, 2018

Become an Expert Language Learner

Are you learning a Language? Check out these strategies to help you be an expert language learner. Are you a teacher? Use this article in your class to help students develop their language learning strategies. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 20, 2018

Ways to Study Over Break

If you're learning English, read about different ways to study English to help your language skills improve. If you're a teacher, print the handout to give to your students or share this article with them to encourage them to study over the break. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 15, 2018

Making Inferences

Help your students improve their reading skills with this complete lesson on making inference. The post includes lesson slides and a group activity handoutRead More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 14, 2018

ESL Open House and Orientation

Do you coordinate an ESL program? You may consider hosting an ESL open house and orientation to boost enrollment and support your new students. Check out these ideas from an event we host at my school. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 10, 2018

Word Webs: Vocabulary Routine

Although we put a lot of effort into helping our students learn words, I would venture to guess we don’t often stop to reflect just how these words are stored our minds. What does research of the mental lexicon show and what classroom practices can come from this knowledge? Read to find out. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 7, 2018

SPUNKI Reading Response

You can use this collaborative sharing activity to get students to see their classmates' reflections on a particular class reading. It's a great way to start a discussion of a class reading. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 3, 2018

Five Introduction Icebreakers

Having students introduce themselves and learn a bit about each other is a first day of class staple. Of course, there are many different ways this can be done. This post shares a few of my favorites that I’ve heard about throughout the years.Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMarch 27, 2018

Position Posters Debate

The art of argument isn’t always easy to master, especially when you’re doing it in another language. This poster position debate is a fun and engaging way to scaffold this skills whether the end goal is an essay or an oral debate.Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMarch 25, 2018

How To Write a Paragraph: Lesson Slides

Use these lesson slides and accompanying collaborative group activities to make your students paragraph experts without even having to lecture on it. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMarch 24, 2018

Oral Fluency Assignment

Helping students recognize and correct error patterns in their own speech can be a challenge. This assignment helps students gain an awareness of their own speech patterns by transcribing their own speech and then analyzing it. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMarch 21, 2018

ESL Program Brochure Template

Improve your program's outreach with this program brochure template using Canva. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMarch 18, 2018

Theme Based Reading/Writing Unit

The unit is based around the theme of Herd Mentality and Mob Behavior. At the end of the unit, students will work on an essay that applies the terms to a short story in the unit.Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMarch 14, 2018

5 Awesome Vocabulary Websites

The more I teach and study language, the more I believe in the power of words. There are many great websites that can help you when creating vocabulary activities for your class. Here are some of my favorites.Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMarch 12, 2018

Money and Shopping: For Sale Cards

Try these shopping cards to easily bring realia into your class without lugging in boxes of items. Each card has a picture of an item and price and will work great for any shopping/money related lesson. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMarch 4, 2018

Fantastical Stories: Past Tense Fun

"How can grammatical knowledge be transferred to oral fluency?" I don't have all the answers, but this past tense activity will certainly get students chatting.Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMarch 2, 2018

Conversation Class: Wonders of the World Slides

In my last post, I shared conversation class material on the theme of travel and survival. In this post, you can access material for a conversation class centered around world wonders. This topic is always fun because it’s perfect for an activity that asks students to share information about some significant place in their own country.Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyFebruary 24, 2018

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