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Explore verbal communication by participating in a talk show activity. EFL young scholars identify the format of the Oprah Winfrey show and discuss matters with a "host." They utilize video cameras and sound equipment to record the "show" and view it at a later date. A great way to look back and see progress.
Students study English vocabulary related to time. In this EFL/ESL telling time lesson, students practice phrasing of time in English using a clock with a moveable face. Students make clocks. Students play a teacher made game called snakes and ladders.
EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students discuss problem solving related to business. For this business lesson, students discuss problems that may arise in a business and then brainstorm ways to solve such problems with a step by step technique.
Students in an EFL/ESL program discover how to write a professional business e-mail. In this writing lesson, students review the correct way to write a business e-mail. They practice writing emails as a whole class and on their own.
Students read 2 short news stories for 5-10 minutes and underline vocabulary that is new to them. In this EFL conversation lesson plan, students discuss the vocabulary words, what they think each story is about and which they like best. Students work with partners and role play one of the stories and the class discusses each.
Students are introduced to new vocabulary words and play a game to reinforce their meanings and usage. In this EFL lesson, students work in teams, they throw dice and the student with the higher number gets to answer a question regarding a new vocabulary word. Students who answer correctly advance to the next vocabulary word. This lesson can be used to reinforce vocabulary at any English acquisition or grade level.
Explore communication in this interview skills lesson. English learners identify the techniques native English speakers use when speaking directly to a potential employer. They read handouts detailing seven steps to improve an interview and later define vocabulary terms.
Learners explore English vocabulary by viewing a television program in class. In this medical terms lesson, students view the show "Grey's Anatomy" on television and identify English medical terms that are used. Learners reflect on medical procedures that took place and complete a medical dictionary worksheet.
English learners participate in a discussion role-play activity. They identify topics that will assist them in communicating with native English speakers such as discussing the weather or social events. They define small talk, get acquainted with relevant vocabulary, and participate in role-play conversations with classmates.
Students practice their English language skills and build accuracy while having a telephone conversation. For this how to make an appointment on the telephone lesson, students practice making a phone call. They discover what type of information they should leave and not leave during a telephone conversation and then work in pairs to practice having a telephone conversation in English.
Students explore language arts by identifying specific parts of speech. In this adjective usage lesson, students read and define 30 new adjectives while utilizing them in sentences. Students complete a vocabulary treasure hunt while using their new adjectives and exploring the school campus.
ESL students explore English by participating in an ESL grammar activity. In this dictation instructional activity, students discuss the purpose of transcribing English into their native language by improving their reading comprehension. Students read children's stories such as Harry Potter or Green Eggs and Ham and practice transcribing them.
Students examine the usage of prepositions in English and build language accuracy. In this ESL lesson, students review common English prepositions and are also introduced to new and uncommon English prepositions. Students complete a student handout on prepositions.
Learners participate in ESL/EFL activities as they read an article about nuclear power plants. In this ESL/EFL lesson, students read an article entitled, "Germany To Close All Nuclear Power Plants." They work on building vocabulary, sequencing, and reading comprehension. They answer true/false questions, make charts, and complete a 10 minute writing activity.
Students complete ESL/EFL reading comprehension and vocabulary building activities. In this ESL/EFL current events instructional activity, students read or listen to the article "Paralysed Man Takes Hopeful First Steps," (22nd May, 2011). They work on vocabulary building, comparison, comprehension, and writing assignments based on the article.
In this ESL/EFL comprehension instructional activity, students read or listen to an article entitled, "Water Supply returns to Chinese City." They participate in discussion activities, and written exercises. They complete fill in the blank, true or false, short answer, and graphic organizer activities.
In this ESL/EFL comprehension worksheet, students read or listen to an article entitled, "Kyoto Protocol Heated Bra Developed." They participate in discussion activities, and written ones including true or false, matching, and short answer comprehension questions.
In this ESL/EFL reading comprehension lesson, students read an article entitled, "Impeach Tony Blair." They participate in discussion activities, debates, and answer a variety of question types based on their comprehension of the article.
In this adjectives lesson plan, students use suggested adjectives to describe their home or a friend. They then play a game where they try out describe an item to their team. This is a lesson intended for adults but could easily be modified for a younger audience.
In this ESL writing lesson, students write a short article in English about a subject they choose using correct grammar and punctuation. Their articles are then posted as blogs online.