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Content based ESL instruction and curriculum


This article discusses necessary paradigm changes in English as a second language (ESL) education from anersan oral English proficiency orientation to an academic English proficiency orientation. English learners face difficult challenges when asked to perform academic tasks in their less developed language. Content-based ESL instruction, which integrates language instruction with content areas, can meet both the linguistic and academic needs of English learners. Thus, content-based ESL instruction offers a more meaningful path to academic language acquisition. The article presents theoretical, pedagogical, and empirical reasons why content-based instruction is more beneficial for English learners.

Brown, Clara Lee

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Learn English with the News

Easy-to-read weekly news stories to support ESL learners to read, write, and speak English. Click here for more info.



Teaching for Success online conference


The British Council's first online CPD conference for teachers. You can register for the conference by visiting

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Five tips for getting the ESL student talking


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I wanted to talk to someone. But who? It's moments like this, when you need someone the most, that your world seems smallest. -- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

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Mr TemizBlogs are an excellent way to develop thoughts and exchange views. Complete the Contact Form in the Contact-ESL Staff section above and send me an email to register and post articles.

How to teach current events to ESL students

Current affairs are a great source for speaking and reading tasks. Follow follow link here for excellent tips on how to teach current events to ESL students.

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Top 25 ESL blogs for teachers and students

It’s always good to know another language. Click here to see some awesome ESL blogs.

Differences in American and British English grammar

Click here for an article by Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield on recognizing grammatical differences between American and British English.

Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners

The number of English-Language Learners at the FIS is growing rapidly. As we have to respond to the ersanneeds of these students, here are a few basic best practices that might help. Using these practices consistently will make our lessons more efficient and effective. We also feel it is important to include a few "worst" practices in the hope that they will not be repeated!

The following text has been taken from Larry Ferlazzo who teaches English & Social Studies at an inner-city high school in Sacramento,CA, USA. He is a successful author and blogger. Follow link below to his website.

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How To Use Blogs In the Classroom


"Blogs may be great educational tools and they give students complete freedom to publish content on the web, but if you don’t know how to effectively implement them into the classroom, they’re only as good as wadded up balls of paper in the trash". C. Pappas - Founder of the eLearning Industry's Network

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Recommended reads. eLearning Basics / eLearning Best Practices