There are three similar-sounding little English words, with which writers appear to have problems: 'There'. 'Their'. 'They're'. Note that they all sound the same and that they all begin with the same three letters: 'the'. How can you remember the differences and the spellings? ~ This article...
This article was written to answer questions about whether you can teach ESL in China if you have tattoos or a beard and how Chinese people will view you.
Word origins can be fascinating. Discover the word origin of the everyday English word, milestone.
ESL listening activities using music and movies. Create a listening ESL worksheet using the lyrics to a song or the lines from a scene in a movie. Have students complete the worksheet while listening for the missing words.
A summary and close look of the book The Power of Babel, by John McWhorter. The book is a historical perspective of language and a good introduction to the history of Linguistics.
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.
English idioms or idiomatic expressions have always been one of the trickiest topics for English as a Second Language learners. This is because the real meanings of English idioms are so far off their literal meanings. These real meanings are...
Using songs to teach English just makes sense. Music is the universal language and can be used to teach a variety of learning objectives. It is also suitable for all ages, from small kids to adults.
English as a Second Language is not easy to learn. This is because English has its own set of rules in grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciations that might be very different from that of the native language of English as a Second Language learners....
In this ongoing series of word origins, we visit 'M' for our monumental musings on the history of some M words.