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Reading Survey For Middle School ELA Students

I did the following reading survey for middle school ELA students. It gives some great behind the scenes insight into what Middle Schoolers like to read and why. The author administered a reading survey to 81 seventh and eight grade language arts students. The students were eager to fill out the surveys because as the

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Brief (and Comical) History of English Language

A brief and comical history of the English language in just 10 minutes. Did you know…over 1.5 billion people speak English! Let’s look out how we got here below, courtesy of the Open Institute: Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10

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English Grammar Practice Online For Free

My students are always requesting for more English grammar practice. When you properly learn English grammar, you are setting yourself up for writing and speaking success. I always encourage my students to practice english grammar online using the Grammar Forms and Functions Student Book website. Not only is the website a great resource…it’s FREE! English

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ESL Dictation Exercises For The Multilevel Classroom: Present Continuous

ESL Dictation exercises can be used for beginning to advanced students. I especially like using them in a multilevel classroom and pairing students of different levels together. How To use ESL Dictation Excercises For The Multilevel Classroom This is a fun dictation exercise that will get your students up and moving. It is a great

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ESL Pronunciation Exercises Part 3: Online Vocal Recordings

FYI For more reading on ESL Pronunciation please check out my other articles: Teaching ESL Pronunciation ESL Pronunciation Exercises Part 1: Warm Ups ESL Pronunciation Exercises Part 2: Tongue Twisters ESL Pronunciation Exercises Part 3: Online Vocal Recordings I always incorporate online vocal recording projects in my classroom based on the theme or grammar points

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Your Guide To Headhunters For ESL Jobs and Teaching Jobs

The demand for ESL jobs and teaching jobs is growing every year. As English becomes THE global language, it really is a constantly growing industry with huge opportunities for work all over the world. Headhunters are often the key to finding quality teaching jobs with top pay and benefits. This guide will present to you

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ESL Reading Comprehension: Independent Activity

To help my students with their ESL reading comprehension, I encourage them to read an immense amount of English in their spare time. From newspapers to ESL readers, I want my students reading! I use the following ESL Reading Comprehension Sheet as a way for students to check their comprehension in a fun and engaging

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ESL Health Unit Lesson

Here is a fun and engaging ESL Health Unit lesson that I used with my multilevel ESL students this past semester. I had a small all female class, and we often talked about recipes and beauty in class, so I came up with this online healthy recipe project. Most of my students come into my

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ESL Pronunciation Exercises Part 2: Tongue Twisters

ESL pronunciation exercises with tongue twisters are another fun way to get the mouth muscles used to English pronunciation. Here are my top twisters that students enjoy in order of difficulty. You are sure to get your students laughing together with these fun tongue twisters. For more reading on ESL Pronunciation please check out my

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Preparing ESL Students For Employment

I currently teach Advanced ESL to a wonderful group of students from all over the world. The main goal of all of these students is to get a better job and make more money to support their family. I and the rest of America can certainly relate to this goal. It is a goal inherent

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