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businessman relaxing in a deckchair with a cocktail

Tiffany is teaching English in China and she has this problem:

I am teaching a one on one ESL two hour lesson for a 35-year-old Chinese man, and I am struggling to effectively improve his English. He has been studying English for 10 years and has lived in Australia for two, but he...

20 Jul Shelley Vernon 3 Comments
children playing sports football surf and tennis

Here are ideas to teach CAN + sports to a class of 30 primary school children.

All the games are taken from ESL Games: 176 English Language Games for Children .

With 30 children it is...

25 Oct Shelley Vernon No Comments
teddies waving hello and the word hello as concepts to teach preschoolers

Hello Teachers,

An English teacher in Tianjin, China asked me how to teach the following four words to preschoolers aged 3-5.

Hello Bye bye Ball Hand

Whenever possible, demonstrate vocabulary words with gestures. Using gestures makes a word more real,...

29 Jun Shelley Vernon 4 Comments

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