You may have heard it said that all babies have the same linguistic abilities at birth. This is true. They have no linguistic abilities at birth. No child is born knowing language, and early infancy and childhood are when language is acquired. What...
A speaking and listening lesson based on Dragons' Den for learners of English. Students watch a pitch for a Harry Potter style magic wand then deliver pitches for their own inventions.
Welcome and congratulations! Visiting this page takes you one step closer to becoming an awesome ESL teacher! Let's start by learning the importance of vocabulary. Often times in ESL classrooms, teachers focus a lot of time on basic sentences,...
It should be the goal of all language learners to improve their vocabulary. This can only be done by learning how to actively produce more literary and specialized words in speaking and writing.
Significant misinformation exists about the number of words for "snow" and "ice" in Inuit languages. Here is proof of at least 100.
Introduction: briefly define the text type (the functional style and the genre), the topic, the problems raised, the cultural and historical background of the author and his text. Useful tips: The first step includes defining the type of the text...
Improved conversation skills for the adult EFL and ESL learner are extremely important for travel, overseas study, and interacting with foreigners. Learn teaching English conversation to adults.
In this ongoing series of word origins, we visit 'M' for our monumental musings on the history of some M words.
This page looks at the diverse range of surnames or family names to be found in the English language. They are our own names, and yet how many of us know where they came from?
This 1 hour ESL lesson plan includes a fascinating article, reading comprehension questions, discussion section, vocabulary match and a fun speaking activity. Suitable for Intermediate and above.