Storytelling: Your Go-To Activity

Storytelling can be any teacher’s go-to activity because stories can be short or long and make use of any target language. If you have any concern about your own lack of creativity, don’t worry about running dry; tap into your students’ wonderful minds. All they need is a prompt, like an interesting photo from the…

How to Cover All Bases with Idioms

A recent online thread of conversation within a TESOL Interest Section prompted me to reflect on how effectively I teach idioms. The participants of the conversation debated how best to assess students’ mastery of English idioms. To arrive at some answer it’s important to consider the environment and circumstances in which you teach. For example,…