• Basics
  • Business
  • Grammar
  • Holidays
  • Poetry
  • Pronunciation
  • Speaking
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing
activity heading Content and target language group (if applicable)
Alphabet names of individual letters, JPG Spanish
Alphabet & Punctuation Marks, JPG Spanish
Calendar, PDF calendar with time expressions
Calendar (bilingual), PDF Japanese (using rōmaji); calendar with time expressions
My English Class Bookmark (bilingual), PDF Japanese (using rōmaji); survival classroom English
My English Class Bookmark (bilingual), PDF Spanish; survival classroom English
My English Class Bookmark (trilingual), JPG, side 1, side 2 Spanish and Vietnamese; survival classroom English
Useful Websites, PDF language-learning, business, and news sites
TEACHER RESOURCES
Lesson Guidelines, PDF tutoring tips
Reference Resource Links, HTML Useful links, including anti-racism, anti-sexism, media, sci/tech, symbols, etc.
Syllabus, PDF sample class syllabus
What Your Student Says/What Your Student Means, PDF
(those crazy high school and college students)
teacher humor
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At-School Introductions, PDF role-play
Business Letter, PDF letter format
Communication-Centric Business English, PDF overview of reported speech, modals, and be + infinitive
Files Management and Maintenance, PDF review of filing practices for paper and digital files
First Impressions: Overview of business etiquette and body language, PDF points for discussion
Job Description, PDF vocabulary used in job descriptions
Résumé, PDF résumé format
activity heading Content and target language group (if applicable)
Modals, PDF review
Overview of Tenses, PDF review, HTML quiz review and quiz
Simple Tenses, PDF final "-s" and past tense suffix "-ed" practice
Past Perfect and the Passive Voice, PDF contrast with Simple Past
Perfect Tenses, PDF role-plays, HTML quiz dialogues and quiz
Present Progressive, PDF lesson plan
Pyramids of Adjectives, video review
Questions into Clauses, PDF practice
Subby Subjunctives, video review
REVIEW LESSONS
Basic Grammar Review (survival English), PDF oral review: simple present, i.d., quantity, articles ("a" vs. "an"), plurals, count vs. noncount, negatives, short answers, simple requests
activity heading Content and target language group (if applicable)
OCTOBER
Halloween Vocabulary, PDF decorations and costumes
DECEMBER
"A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore, HTML adapted poem about a visit from Santa Claus
Reindeer Copter, JPG craft activity (making a paper "helicopter")
Winter Solstice/Earth Day God's Eye, HTML A Mexican-Indian craft project with Earth at center, then yellow sun, beige moon, stars of mixed pastels, and blue sky pom-poms. Made from yarn, coffee stirrers, chopsticks, and glue.
activity heading Content and target language group (if applicable)
The following poems have been adapted for the ESL classroom, which means the wording has either been simplified or swapped out for contemporary idioms.
"The Camel's Complaint" by Charles Edward Carryl, HTML indefinite pronouns
"The Cataract of Lodore" by Robert Southey, HTML -ing verbs
"If" by Rudyard Kipling, HTML conditionals
"Little Orphan Annie" by James Whitcomb Riley, HTML goblins
"Old Mother Hubbard" by Sarah Catherine Martin, HMTL past tense
"Pleasant Changes" by Jane Euphemia Browne, HTML seasons
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" by Jane Taylor, HTML favorite things
"A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore, HTML Santa Claus
activity heading Content and target language group (if applicable)
Pronunciation bookmark: Consonants and Vowels, JPG
side 1, side 2
Spanish
Pronunciation: U.S. and Korean, PDF Korean
Pronunciation: U.S. and Russian, PDF Russian
Pronunciation: U.S. and Thai, PDF Thai
Consonants
Consonant Diagrams, JPG tongue positions
Consonants for Japanese Speakers, video / PDF Japanese
Consonants for Spanish Speakers, video / PDF Spanish
[f] and [v] Practice, PDF sentences arranged around themes like meetings, food, and work
[s] and [z] Sound Drills, PDF sound drills focusing on final "-s"
[s] and [z] Sound Practice: "The Temporary Job," PDF, PDF-x reading passage
[v] Sound Practice: "The New Office," PDF, PDF-x reading passage
Vowels
Long "a" Practice: "The Market Place," PDF reading passage
Long "a" + "(e)l" Sound Drills, PDF sound drills
Long "e" Practice: "Laguna Beach," PDF reading passage
Long "o" + "(e)ld" Sound Drills, PDF sound drills
Vowels for Spanish/Japanese Speakers, video, PDF, video (China access) Spanish, Japanese
activity heading Content and target language group (if applicable)
Along a Path, HTML guided storytelling exercise
Basics of Public Speaking, PDF review
Class Warm-ups for Small ESL Groups, video, PDF icebreakers
Impromptu Speaking and Improvisation Activities, HTML lesson plans
Irvine Spectrum Center Map, PDF map work
May I Propose a Toast?, PDF sample toasts
My Visit to the Bank, PDF survival English
My Visit to the Hairstylist, PDF survival English
"No, Thanks" and Other Ways to Say "No," video, PDF "Listen and Repeat" exercises
Phone Messages, PDF (basic), PDF (business) role-play
Presenter Checklist, HTML checklist
Short Answers, PDF answering YES-NO questions in a friendly and conversational way
South Coast Plaza Map, PDF map work
Speech Comm 101 for the Extremely Shy, video encouragement to take the next step
Structures for Speaking and Writing, PDF outline
Talking About Your Photos, PDF sharing photos with friends
Vocal Tennis with articles and various speech sound units, HTML lesson plan
activity heading Content and target language group (if applicable)
Animals and Bugs, PDF local flora and fauna
Articles (a, an, the), PDF explanations
Emotions, PDF participial adjectives
Food, PDF role-play and i.d.
Kitchen Items, PDF common eating and cooking tools
Money, PDF introduction to U.S. money
Numbers Practice, HTML lesson plans
Office Supplies Vocabulary, PDF office supplies
Phrasal Verbs: GET, PDF examples
Symbols and Numbers: What does it stand for?, PDF common symbols and number groupings
Transition Words and Phrases: Signposts to aid your reader, PDF sample word lists
Vocabulary Building Blocks, PDF Greek and Latin roots
What's the Weather Like?, PDF basic weather and temperature vocabulary
What Do Dogs Say, HTML matching sounds with sources
Where Are You? (At, on, or in?), PDF prepositions for place and time
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
San Diego Creek Trail, HTML local flora and fauna
Southern California, PDF popular destinations
WORD GAMES
Word Games, JPG types of word games
Word Scramble: World of Warcraft®: Sindragosa, The Frost Queen, PDF unscramble words in story
Word Scramble: World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King, PDF unscramble words in story
activity heading Content and target language group (if applicable)
Punctuation Marks, PDF (i.d.), PDF (explanations) i.d.: identification includes keyboard symbols; explanations: how to use them
Structures for Speaking and Writing, PDF ways to organize information
Where Does the Comma Go?, PDF rules and exercises
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