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by bilinguallearner
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Retaining adult students
Replies: 2
Views: 1776

When I taught adults, they usually stayed with me 2+ years, but I was teaching at a teachers' college where they were enrolled to study English education, so I guess they had already made the choice to stick with/study education. We did lose a few of our ESL students, but not many. Also, this was in...
by bilinguallearner
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: ESL Level Test
Replies: 2
Views: 3472

Hi there, This reply may be too late for you, but I just stumbled upon your question. I, too, teach ESL students and have an assessment tool on my website that you can order. Take a look at it and see if it is what you are looking for. Good luck! Check out the my educational and counseling website @...
by bilinguallearner
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Activities to build listening skills?
Replies: 10
Views: 7747

In addition to all the great ideas above, I've found engaging and fun read aloud easy reader chapter books to be GREAT ways to build listening skills. In my esl classes, I start every class with 5-10 minutes of reading to students while I show them the book pictures and act out/pantomime what I am r...
by bilinguallearner
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Fun ways to teach past tense verbs (elementary school)
Replies: 1
Views: 2455

Here's a fun chant for past simple: Have students chant and clap the following words in a 1-2 rhythm: I was (CLAP), you were (CLAP), he was (CLAP), she was (CLAP), it was (CLAP), we were (CLAP), they were (CLAP), Past Tense TO BE (3 CLAPS)! Students of any age love these chants and you can substitu...