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Let’s Talk About Food: Five Ways to Do So

Let’s Talk About Food: Five Ways to Do So

To a student, an ESL class can be drudgery. It can be brain-draining, frustrating, and worse of all, boring. As many of our readers know, it doesn’t have to be that way. It shouldn’t be that way. The ESL class, like any other class, should be fun. There are many ways to make it fun. …
Five Funny Props for the ESL Classroom

Five Funny Props for the ESL Classroom

In a previous post I discussed the importance of humor in the ESL classroom. For all the jokesters and punsters out there, sadly, jokes and puns are for the most part ineffective in the English language learning environment. Most students simply won’t get the joke. The teacher must therefore rely on other ways to make …
Humor and the English Language Learner: Five Ways to Make Class Funny

Humor and the English Language Learner: Five Ways to Make Class Funny

It’s widely known that humor has a great impact on learning. It breaks down the barriers between teacher and student, reduces classroom anxiety by making the students feel more comfortable, and stimulates the brain to think critically and creatively. But what impact can it have in an ESL classroom? It is certainly possible to tell …