More Practice with Practical Exchanges

In a previous post, I shared handouts with useful expressions that students can refer to when ordering food, leaving voicemail, and performing other everyday speaking tasks. I know the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our sense of what’s normal, so it can be hard right now to imagine getting our hair cut at a salon or…

It’s in the Bag: A Sure Way to Teach Everyday Vocabulary

I must confess this activity was inspired by a baby shower game, but hey, you got to be open to all sources of inspiration when you’re looking for creative, meaningful activities to help language learners. The activity was born out of the need to teach ESL students how to talk about everyday objects from a…