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Future Tense Lesson Plans: 7-Part Series

There are a variety of constructions to express the future tense in the English language. These constructions are a key step in achieving natural speech. We recommend tackling the future tense constructions with your students, after they become familiar with the positive, negative and question forms of the present simple and the past simple, and[...]

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Past Simple Lesson Plans (Free)

The past simple tense is a key foundation concept for your beginner ESL students. We recommend introducing the tense after your student becomes familiar with the positive, negative and question form of the present simple. Once your student can form basic sentences and questions using the present simple, it's time tackle the past simple. We[...]

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How to teach this, that, these and those

Learning demonstratives adjectives and pronouns early allows ESL students to be more specific with their language. We have two lesson plans focusing on this, that, these and those that you can find in the Nouns section of our library. The use of this, that, these and those is very common in daily language. We feel that it's worth[...]

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How to teach articles to your ESL students (3)

We have developed a set of eight lesson plans to help you teach the use of articles to your students! Our articles lesson plans (N11 - Articles-A/An-The - 1 to 8) can be found under the Nouns section of our library. As experienced ESL teachers, we have all heard students ask us, 'how do I[...]

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How to teach articles to your ESL students (2)

We have developed a set of eight lesson plans to help you teach the use of articles (a/an, the) to your students! Our articles lesson plans (N11 - Articles-A/An-The - 1 to 8) can be found under the Nouns section of our library. As experienced ESL teachers, we have all heard students ask us, 'why[...]

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How to teach articles to your ESL students (1)

We have developed a set of eight lesson plans to help you teach the use of articles to your students! Our eight articles lesson plans (N11 - Articles-A/An-The - 1 to 8) can be found under the Nouns section of our library. As experienced ESL teachers, we have all heard students ask us, 'how do[...]

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How to teach some and any to your ESL student

The use of some and any is an important concept for your beginner ESL students to grasp... The good news is that the rules around the use of some and any are quite explicit. We suggest that you tackle the concept after your students become comfortable with the concept of countable and uncountable nouns, and expressions[...]

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Irregular Plurals – Teach Your ESL Student

If your student has acquired the basics of singular plural nouns (N6.1 - Singular-Plural lesson), we suggest introducing your learner to the most common irregular plurals. Many irregular plural nouns are used heavily in English (e.g. man, woman, person) and others at a moderate level of frequency (e.g die, sheep, mouse, foot), so they are[...]

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How to Teach Noun Quantifiers

If you've taught your student the basics of countable and uncountable nouns, we suggest (as a natural next step) tackling the use of quantifiers (with nouns). Noun quantifiers (or expressions of quantity) are essential to achieving natural speech for students that are starting to become more specific with their sentences. Quantifiers are used to convey[...]

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How to Teach Countable and Uncountable Nouns

The distinction between Countable and Uncountable nouns is an important concept for your ESL students to grasp. As your students learn new nouns, they should note whether they are countable or uncountable because this distinction determines how the nouns appear in sentences (plural forms, use of a/an, some etc...). Challenges when teaching Countable and Uncountable[...]