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child doing homework alone

A Finnish study* found that children were better at homework when left to do it alone. Over-assisting your pupil or child may be detrimental. It's like walking with a crutch, even when your leg is healed. Your leg muscles won't develop!

Help your pupils or child by...

23 May Shelley Vernon No Comments
brilliant tennis player and drummer

*Hello ESL and EFL teachers. This blog has ideas to teach:

keen on interested in bored with good at, and, brilliant at.

Presentation

Compare the two phrases keen on and interested in. Keen on is one step further than interested in. Explain bored with.

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20 May Shelley Vernon No Comments
events or festivals marking months of the year

How would you teach the months of the year? Learning the months of the year is often a rather dry task for ESL learners.

Here are lesson plan ideas to make each month more vivid and memorable. Teach six months in one lesson, then revise and add to those in a further lesson. It'll be...

18 May Shelley Vernon No Comments
teacher and boy learning English through play with cars and couple discussing a movie

I heard from a private tutor who asked me how best to proceed teaching English to children in hospital one on one. One of his pupils is now 18 and has been fighting a dreadful disease all his life. This child has learned almost perfect English with a beautiful accent. He did this by listening to...

16 May Shelley Vernon 1 Comment

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