Throughout my time teaching, nothing has frustrated students more than “I don’t know the word for…” or “I forgot the word for…” This gap in knowledge is simultaneously infuriating and humiliating to students. Many students to whom I teach and with whom I speak correlate their poor English speaking skills to a lack of vocabulary. … Continue reading How to learn new words, and make them stick!
Author: Ashleigh van Vliet
My 6 go-to ESL speaking activities for the classroom
These six ESL speaking activities have been life-savers for me when in a pinch to develop a lesson. They can be adapted to most teaching situations.
Don’t be clock watchers
Your learning won't progress if you are "clock watching" and going through the motions. Put your full mind and effort into every task.
Do your work early
A good coach of any sport has several motivating cliche's ready in their coaching vocabulary. We call these coachisms, and any good coachism will motivate you to perform at your best not only in practice or a game, but in life, too. Ones like "focus on the little things" or "let's take this one game … Continue reading Do your work early