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Low Beginner Father's Day Reading

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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Simple Geography Vocabulary Speaking Game

Posted by Nancy Callan on 23 March 2018 | 2 Comments

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When studying about Canada (or America, Australia, etc.) with a beginner class, students need to know some basic geography words. Here are nine essential simple geography words: 

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Earth HOUR for Very Low Beginners

Posted by Nancy Callan on 14 March 2018 | 0 Comments

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Earth Hour is an annual symbolic gesture to unite with other people of the world in a commitment to protect the Earth. The simple act of turning off lights is easy to convey to low beginners.

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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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New Year's Activities for Beginner and Intermediate

Posted by Nancy Callan on 29 December 2017 | 0 Comments

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The most common ESL activity for the first class back after New Year's is writing New Year's Resolutions. It’s a great way for beginner classes to practice the future tense and can make for some fun reading if posted in the classroom. 

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Veterans Day for Very Low Beginners

Posted by Nancy Callan on 15 October 2017 | 0 Comments

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Help your students crack the cultural code with a simple story on Veterans Day. This story is created for very low beginners. If it's not right for your level, perhaps you could pass it on to another teacher who could use it--it's completely free to download for classroom teacher use. 

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Low Beginner Country Introductions

Posted by Nancy Callan on 7 October 2017 | 0 Comments

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Here's an introductions speaking task for low beginner ESL answering the question "Where are you from?" 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.

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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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