Debating topics relevant to the news can be a high-interest way to engage English language learner. The link below has some video clips to see this in action.
Great little article for getting a handle on the language used by linguists.
More great ideas from this website – for all areas but I especially like them for speaking.
Found this in my news feed today. Some great ideas for reflection as well as many other activities. Also an interesting lesson on “The lost Thing” by Shaun Tan.
To link with the session we are running on Thursday, here are a couple of useful links. There’s a lot activities that can be used to teach vocabulary. Over the next few months, we’ll aim to share the most effective of these.
A neat summary of four useful strategies especially for EAL students in mainstream classes.
This is a brilliant unit with a range of activities to build vocabulary as well as sentence use in EAL learners. The template makes it easy to adapt other units.
Sometimes when we look up a word in the dictionary, the definition can just make things even more confusing. This dictionary has plain English definitions – so much easier to use!
This is a short letter with a big message Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. We will talk about this in class. So – before the next class, think about what you notice when you meet new people.
A great resource for using comics is “20+ Tips and Resources to Engage Learners with Comics” . The site is called Teacher reboot camp! – just what I need. I’ll put this on my teacher resources page as well during the renovation process.