Check out our new page under Great Workshops on the right column that has information on the recent Writing and Adult Learner sessions. The page includes copies of the presentations given as well as related links to materials discussed in the class.
Teachers! If you need some ideas for weather lessons be sure to check out the resources in the English Blog. There are videos showing sample weather forecasts, online games students can use to practice weather vocabulary, and interesting videos to introduce weather terms.
Read this post on the English blog for directions on how to those activities. You can also use that post to guide students to the activity you want to use.
As a teacher, you need to keep yourself and your students informed of events that can affect class safety. It’s a good idea to sign up for official alerts from Wake Tech regarding emergencies and inclement weather. You can receive alerts via email, text or voicemail.
During our fall Convocation, Ellen Overington and Edith Cowper gave an interesting presentation of the importance of writing in our classes. They discussed that surveys indicated that writing is underutilized and is an area that teachers could focus more on..
We are proud to announce that our entire Wake Tech ESL Curriculum, Levels 1-6, is now available here on the ESL Teachers’ Blog. A huge “thank you” goes out to all the members of the ESL curriculum team, particularly Kim Saunders, for the enormous amount of time and effort that they have spent on this project over the last two years — and especially to Carrie Cargile, who created all of the Level 4,5,6 lesson plans and initial curriculum for these three levels.
We welcome helpful feedback on this curriculum and the accompanying lesson plans. To leave a comment, idea, question, or suggestion, click on “Leave a comment“. Please reference the specific level, module/unit, strand and lesson plan, if applicable.
To access the entire curriculum, click on “Wake Tech ESL Curriculum” in the blue menu bar, above — or on the specific level, to the right.
Tipping is a part of American culture. Most of us know to leave a tip for hair stylists, waiters, massage therapists, pizza delivery people, and valet parking? But, what about other services, such as movers, hotel housekeepers, and take out food? What’s the standard? Who should we tip? Along with vocabulary and grammar in a lesson on tipping, you’ll also be sharing in American culture with your students. Take a look below for lesson plans and resources.