Happy Holidays! See you in 2019!

Thank you for another year of sharing ideas in the wonderful world of ESL! I hope you’ll continue to follow my ELT blog in 2019. There’s still so much to explore together. Happy holidays to you! May the New Year bring you and your learners success and shared joy.     Photo credit: Snowflake, Ornament by jill111….

New Year’s Celebrations around the World

One of my female cousins lived right across the street from my grandmother and the two were very close, but on January 1 my grandmother never let her great-niece visit until a male relative had come in the house first. I was relieved when I found out that many others in the world have the same…

Holiday Wishes

Happy Holidays to all those celebrating this week! I will try to get one more post up before December 31. In the meantime, please check out my latest YouTube lesson on the stative passive. I had fun building the lesson around the timely tune of “Auld Lang Syne.” I was also delighted to include a…

First and Last: A speaking activity

About a year ago, I posted a speaking activity called “Firsts” for upper level students. Allow me to offer another activity that could be used with both upper and lower level students. I call it “First and Last”. I find it timely for such activities as 2010 is drawing to a close, and we’ll soon be welcoming…

Celebrating New Year’s Eve: A whole language activity

Are you planning ahead for your last lesson of the month? Perhaps you’d like to use an activity with a New Year’s Eve theme. Here’s one for adult learners at the lower levels.  Enjoy! Step 1 – Present the following vocabulary: at midnight                         champagne                        make a toast celebrate                             dress up                               New Year’s Eve tradition…