5 Minutes Prep - 2 Hour Interactive Lesson!
As Veterans Day and Remembrance Day approach, it’s the time of year when we often think about those who have passed away. Should death be a topic in the ESL classroom? There is no question that the topic has to be approached with sensitivity. We don’t know when a loss in the family may still be fresh for some students. While talking about death can trigger sad feelings, the far less controversial topics of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are often as loaded for some and must be approached with equal sensitivity.
Cooperative learning is such a successful approach for the ESL/ESOL classroom. Remember when we studied languages back in high school? How many of us actually spoke much of the target language during those 60 minute periods? How many of us actually had fun? I'd wager that your experience was not that much different from mine in that you spent less than 5 minutes actually speaking and classes were not much fun.
The newest book, Callan's Canadian Holidays for Low Beginner ESL, just hit the site!