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Becoming Multilingual: Study Strategies for the Language Learner

Even though there are many benefits, the question many people have is how? Learning another language can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. This article tells about some great strategies to help you learn another language.  Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyJanuary 17, 2018

Community Building: Obstacles and Solutions

This particular activity is aimed at bringing students together to acknowledge struggles and work together to brainstorm solutions. If students share struggles at the beginning, they may get great ideas from others with how to deal with particular obstacles. They may also feel more comfortable asking for advice should they face a particular challenge during the semester. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyJanuary 12, 2018

English Verb Tenses and Aspects Handout

Verbs are very important, but they're also challenging for students. This handout breaks English verbs down by tense and aspect and then gives examples for each. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyDecember 29, 2017

Conversation Class: Art Vocabulary and Discussion Slides

These slides include among other things discussion questions, vocabulary introduction using pictures, phrases for reacting to art, and an activity where students discuss their thoughts about a particular work of art.Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyDecember 29, 2017

Travel Talking Chart: Simple Present

This talking chart goes nicely with the last post of travel destination cards. It will get students to talk about places in the world where they want to visit. It gets students to practice the question "Where do you want to visit?" though it could be easily modified to practice modals with the question "Where would you like to go?" Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyDecember 27, 2017

Cities Around the World

This resource consists of 64 pictures from cities around the world. Each picture has the city name and country on it. These pictures can be used to complement lessons on travel, vacations, cities, climate, culture, world geography, architecture, and more. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyDecember 8, 2017

Fashion Photos

This photo bank builder contains 116 unique pictures of people wearing a variety of different things. If you're working on clothing vocabulary in your class, the possibilities are endless for the ways you could use these pictures with your students. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyNovember 30, 2017

Comparison Photos

Check out these picture bank pages that include 4 pictures of the same category per page. These are great for activities that practice comparative adjectives. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyNovember 17, 2017

Conversation Hour: Stereotypes

Use this sequence of activities to give students a chance to think about stereotypes, how they affect us, and what we can do to counter them. Whether you lead a conversation hour or are looking for an activity to do in your class, these activities are relevant and can help give students a chance to share their experiences and learn about the experiences of others. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyNovember 10, 2017

Community Building Unit: Student Packet

Need some fresh ideas for your first week routine? Check out this community building unit to help get your class off to a great start. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyNovember 7, 2017

Five Ways to put Writing into your Beginning-Level ESL Classroom

Do you teach a beginning-level ESL class? Check out these tips for getting your students to write more even at the beginning level. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyOctober 21, 2017

Three Simple Past Tense Activities

Check out these three different past tense activities to get your adult ESL students to practice and use the simple past tense. There's a talking chart, a group writing activity, and a structured practice handout. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyOctober 14, 2017

Favorite Holiday Discussion

At my school, we recently started holding a conversation hour to give language learners listening/speaking practice. For the first week, our theme was holidays. For one part of the event, we did this activity designed to get people talking about their favorite holidays. It sparked a lot of discussion and gave people a chance to learn about holidays from different places. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyOctober 8, 2017

2 Great Ways to Let Google Lighten Your Load

There’s no doubt that technology has changed education. One of my favorite technology providers for education is Google. They’re an innovative and user-friendly company that has a lot of great services to offer that can make your job a bit easier. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreySeptember 26, 2017

The Sunday Review is Back

If you are learning English, the Sunday Review is a resource that can help you with this process. After a summer break, the Sunday Review is back for the fall semester with a weekly list of sentences with common mistakes for you to analyze and correct. Plan to take 20 minutes each week to sit down with a cup of coffee and teach your brain to recognize common mistakes in English.Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreySeptember 24, 2017

Which One – Ask and Switch

This activity consists of 20 pages, each with four pictures of a particular category. On the top is written a question using which. For example, "Which hat do you like best?" This handout is great for various discussion activities to get students chatting and practicing the superlative. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreySeptember 19, 2017

Book Materials to Improve Comprehension Strategies and Expand English Vocabulary 

Adding a full length book to your ESL curriculum can be great way to add authentic and engaging material to your class. Check out this article get all you need to use the book I Have a Dream by Margaret Davidson in your class. I used it in my low intermediate class with adult learners and it went really well. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreySeptember 6, 2017

Verb Cards for Interactive Practice

A while back I posted a set of verb cards to use for a variety of different activities. This is a new set that I created that uses actual images instead of clipart. There is a total of 81 different commonly used verbs in English. You can use these cards for an endless number of activities in your class. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyAugust 16, 2017

Syllabus Makeover: Five Ideas to Upgrade Your Syllabus

As teachers, it's our goal to create a great syllabus and then to encourage our students to become familiar with all the information it has to offer. Check out these five great syllabus upgrades that I've developed over semesters of trial and error. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyJuly 26, 2017

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