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How to teach quantifiers and determiners

Welcome to 2017! We’ve added five lessons to help you teach quantifiers and determiners to your pre-intermediate students. When you teach quantifiers and determiners it is generally rewarding because it makes students feel as though they are leaving behind those annoying ‘Tarzan-like’ qualities of their English and gaining further naturalness. While some determiners, like the definite[...]

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How to teach possessive, reflexive and reciprocal pronouns

Off2Class is pleased to announce the addition of three lessons to our ESL content library, covering possessive pronouns, reflexive pronouns and reciprocal pronouns. Most teachers cover subject and object pronouns quickly, and rightly so. Students often already have a grasp of them even without a teacher-led lesson. However, as a student progresses, an understanding of[...]

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Teaching ‘there is’ and ‘there are’

Teaching 'there is' and 'there are' to ESL students seems like such a natural thing to do at an early stage, since native speakers use it heavily, especially in spoken language... ...however, unless you know your student’s L1, there are a few pitfalls and complications that can arise. We have two lessons covering 'there is'[...]

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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[...]

Noun-Quantifiers

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[...]