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Clothing Vocabulary: 3 Important Reasons to Dress up Your Adult ESL Lessons

Why is clothing vocabulary a must-have for your adult ESL lessons? As an adult ESL teacher, you know that vocabulary is the backbone of any language-learning journey. But let’s face it, sometimes vocabulary lessons can be a bit…boring. That’s where clothing vocabulary comes in! Clothing is a fun and engaging topic that can spice up …
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Teaching Time: Fun Ideas for Incorporating Time into Adult ESL Classes

Teaching time vocabulary and expressions but want some practical and engaging ideas for this theme? Adult ESL teachers are accustomed to teaching time expressions in grammar classes and even in some speaking classes, but time is an essential element of everyday communication. Expressing and understanding it is crucial for making plans and appointments, which is …
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Theme Time: Hygiene in Adult ESL Speaking Classes: Helpful Tips, Fun Activities, and Cultural Considerations

Let’s talk about using the theme of hygiene in adult ESL lessons. As an English language teacher, creating engaging and relevant lesson plans for your students is one of your missions. One theme that is both practical and culturally relevant is hygiene. Not only does using the theme of hygiene in adult ESL classes offer …
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The Battle of B and P Sounds: Moving Toward Pronunciation Precision

If you’ve had the privilege of teaching students whose mother tongue is Arabic, you’re no stranger to their unique challenges when grappling with the b and p sounds.  It’s the structure of the Arabic language’s sounds and those oh-so-subtle distinctions between the b and p sounds in Arabic that create significant challenges when it comes …
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Short I and Long E Sounds: 4 Engaging Activities for Adult ESL Pronunciation

Short I and Long E sounds require clear pronunciation for effective communication and building confidence in adult ESL speakers. Conquering these sounds may present challenges, but none of us want our students to confuse “beach” with “bitch,” right?  The thing is, drilling is effective but boring.  So how about some activities for Short I and …
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