5 Minutes Prep - 2 Hour Interactive Lesson!
I’ve heard some teachers say that their students were not interested in participating in Halloween. Many others feel that malls are safer locations for children to go trick or treating these days. Here’s a true story of an adult ESL student of mine from Taiwan and her first Halloween here, to illustrate my view that the neighbourhood tradition of trick or treating is a worthwhile one we should teach students about.
Many ESL teachers have told me that they are not allowed to teach about Easter. It’s true that there is a fine line between educating students about a culture and cultural indoctrination. Especially in beginner level ESL classes, students may misunderstand and feel the teacher is proselytizing.
I have been lucky to have two fathers: an adoptive father, who raised me until he died when I was ten, and a birth father, whom I met as a young adult. You may have seen my birth father, David, assisting me at my booth at a conference some time. What a great guy!
The newest book, Callan's Canadian Holidays for Low Beginner ESL, just hit the site!