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Jun'18

5 Collaborative Class Routines

Are you looking for some engaging ways to get your ESL students to work collaboratively? Check out these five ways to get students working and talking together.

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May'18

Conversation Class: Family and Children

Are you planning to talk about family and children in your class? Use this conversation lesson and talking chart to engage your class.

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May'18

Conversation Class: Natural Remedies and Traditional Plants

Check out the latest of TESOL Planner's conversation class lesson slides. This time get your students talking about natural remedies and traditional plants.

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Apr'18

Discussion Question Slides Bank

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

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Apr'18

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.

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Mar'18

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.

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Mar'18

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.

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Mar'18

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.

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Feb'18

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.

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Feb'18

Conversation Class: Travel and Survival Slides

These ESL conversation class lesson plans (including beautifully designed slides and handouts) on travel and survival are sure to get your adult ESL learners engaged and learning.

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Dec'17

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.

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Dec'17

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. 

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Nov'17

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.

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Nov'17

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. 

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Nov'17

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.

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08

Oct'17

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. 

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02

Oct'17

Portraits

Pictures are essential in the language classroom. They're interesting, they spark discussion, they provide a purpose for tasks, and they relate to people. They can be used in so many different ways. Having a bank of pictures on hand is as essential to a language teacher as a painter having a paintbrush. 

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Sep'17

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.

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Sep'17

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.

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May'17

Health Vocabulary Activities and Role Play

These vocabulary cards, talking charts, and slides will transform your lesson on illness and remedies into a dynamic and exciting interactive class.

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