Calendar Talk with Adult ESL Students

Do you remember when you were in elementary school and you got to sit down on the floor with your classmates and gather around your teacher while they talked to you about the calendar and dates? Photo from Wikimedia Commons That's what Calendar Talk is based on, but it's adapted to the cognitive level of …

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“How to Make Cranberry Sauce”: A Video for ESL Students

Thanksgiving is almost here! I made a short video for my students showing how to make cranberry sauce. You can watch it with your students, too, especially if they like to cook or are interested in American Thanksgiving foods. https://youtu.be/SSO2rU3Z6yk You could even bring in some cranberry sauce for your students to sample after they …

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The Legend of Betsy Ross and the First American Flag

The Fourth of July is coming up! It’s the perfect chance to tell your students one (or more) interesting stories about the founding of the United States. Last week, I told the legend of Betsy Ross and the making of the first American flag to one of my classes, and I’m planning on doing it …

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