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Studying the history, influences, and cognates of the English language, this presentation provides students in linguistics and language classes with several charts of information on cognates from languages around the world. The slideshow compares many common words in English as well as comparing English names with names in other languages. A discussion on English as a global language is interesting and informative as well.
An overview of the development of English as a global language fills out these slides. Beginning with statistics regarding how much of the world speaks English and to what capacity, a brief history is then given mostly pertaining to WWII and the spread of American English. Interesting points are made, though some references are not explained. Use in addition to a conversation about globalized English and language development. 
In this English worksheet, students read the passages about English around the world, write vocabulary words, and answer short answer questions. Students complete 3 activities.
In this ESL writing lesson, pupils write a short article in English about a subject they choose using correct grammar and punctuation. Their articles are then posted as blogs online.
Everything you wanted to know about the history of English literature and language but were afraid to ask. From Beowulf to Canterbury Tales, the Knights of the Round Table to Robin Hood, Addison, Fielding, Shakespeare, Swift, and many more are all featured in an overview appropriate for a high school or college level survey of English literature.
This presentation appears to be created for an English language acquisition classroom geared towards adults. The focus is on using adjectives in a work setting, although the description and examples are applicable to everyday life. The last slide highlights the difference between the words fewer and less.  
This language learning lesson presents several different reading and writing techniques to expand your learner's English knowledge. Young writers complete mini writing lessons while developing comfort in a writing environment. Included are links to great resources designed especially for English Language Learners.
Students examine the story of Pocahontas. In this early American history lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to gather clues about the interactions between the English settlers and the Native Americans. The activities are differentiated to address a diverse class with varying levels of background knowledge and reading proficiency.  
Eleventh graders role play a scenario where they have to make a decision. In this english lesson, 11th graders interpret graphs. They research about the life of different historical figures.
Young scholars research origins of common English word and phrases. They listen to Chaucer, and Robert Frost and use the Internet to research migratory patterns that influence American English.
Fifth graders discuss their prior knowledge of what colonization means and give their opinions of why someone would want to start a colony. After recording their answers on web map they read about the English colonization in their books; taking notes as necessary.
If you are using Betty Schrampfer Azar's Fundamentals of English Grammar to teach grammar to your class, then this practice final exam might be for you! Learners answer 40 multiple choice questions about word usage and error correction. Since this resource includes an extensive list of questions, you might consider chopping it up into smaller parts for grammar review.
Students sing the songs to English pop music in order to learn English vocabulary. In this English vocabulary lesson plan, students recite the lyrics and discuss words they did not know.
In this Regents High School English Examination worksheet, young scholars write an essay explaining the use of propaganda by the biotechnology industry.  Students also use notes to answer multiple choice questions based on the passage.
In this online interactive English worksheet, students respond to 19 fill in the blank questions that require them to use English vocabulary appropriately. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive English worksheet, students respond to 62 fill in the blank questions regarding the use of gerunds, infinitives, questions, conditionals, comparatives, passive voice, reported speech, and prepositions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive English learning exercise, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions that require them to define words. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive English activity, students examine a calendar and then respond to 10 multiple choice questions about the calendar. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive English skills worksheet, students respond to 10 fill in the blank questions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive English worksheet, students respond to 15 fill in the blank questions that require them to use prepositions appropriately. Students may submit their answers to be scored.