Finding a Cure: How to work practical skills into a lesson

ESL students are faced with two basic challenges: They must master English for communication, and they must learn to function within an English-only environment.  For example, a student must be able to ask a passerby which bus he should take to reach the city library. Then, after boarding the bus, he needs to pay the…

Classroom Essentials

Whenever I enter a classroom, I must have a bottle of water in my hand and some tissue in my pocket because I’m prone to a dry cough and the occasional sneeze. But what about real classroom aids? What is essential? What is convenient to have on hand? I’ve known teachers to keep a variety…