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Earth HOUR for Low Beginners

Posted by Nancy Callan on 20 March 2019 | 0 Comments

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In 2019, Earth Hour is on March 30th from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour is an annual symbolic gesture to unite with other people of the world to express a commitment to protect the Earth. The simple act of turning off lights is easy to convey to low beginner English language learners. 

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St. Patrick's Day for Low Beginners

Posted by Nancy Callan on 8 March 2019 | 0 Comments

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Your ESL or EFL students will notice people wearing green on March 17th and may see shamrocks and leprechauns. Help them crack our cultural code with a lesson on St. Patrick's Day. Teachers are welcome to download the following strip story for low beginners for non-commercial classroom use. Click on the images and a PDF lesson will pop up that you can print out. If it is too low for your students, perhaps you could pass it on to another teacher as low beginner materials are often hard to find. 

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International Women's Day for Low Beginners

Posted by Nancy Callan on 3 March 2019 | 0 Comments

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Many countries celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. In some countries, it is the equivalent of Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day.

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Review Games for Christmas

Posted by Nancy Callan on 18 December 2018 | 0 Comments

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Looking for a game to play to review Christmas information? Learning about the holidays is not just fun, it helps students crack our cultural code. I've made three sets of review questions for Christmas and two game templates for playing with them. You could use the game templates for reviewing any material. 

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Father's Day Reading for Low Beginners

Posted by Nancy Callan on 13 June 2018 | 0 Comments

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Not all countries celebrate Father's Day (or even Mother's Day) so it's a nice tradition to teach students about. If you have adult students, even if they don't plan to celebrate, they may be surprised to get a card their son or daughter has made in elementary school. 

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Field Testing Callan's Beginner Essentials

Posted by Nancy Callan on 19 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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Field testers are welcome to test as few or as many pages as they wish until testing is completed circa May 1, 2018.  

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Top 12 Tips for Gift Giving in English Cultures

Posted by Nancy Callan on 17 March 2017 | 1 Comments

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Cross cultural differences in gift giving pose challenges for immigrants and visitors with their unspoken rules of etiquette. Students can develop their soft skills by cracking this sometimes inscrutable cultural code with the help of this online true or false quiz. Or download the free exercise that follows for use in a high beginner or intermediate classroom. The answers can be downloaded following the quiz. 

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Low Beginner Name Introductions

Posted by Nancy Callan on 25 February 2017 | 0 Comments

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Here's an introductions speaking task for low beginner ESL. I love tap sheets (see below). You could have students cut out the words and then arrange them into sentences, but you could also use it as is as a tap sheet, over and over and over and.....have you taught really low beginngers? 

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Intermediate Name Introductions

Posted by Nancy Callan on 2 January 2017 | 2 Comments

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What's in a Name?

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New Year's Reading for Low Beginners

Posted by Nancy Callan on 22 December 2016 | 0 Comments

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The New Year's story below is geared to literacy and low beginner ESL (ELL) and is followed by questions practising what, when, where, and why and then a cloze passage. If you are looking for something for higher beginner or intermediate ESL, try a jigsaw from Callan's Holiday Jigsaws or Callan's American Holiday Jigsaws

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