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16 Jul 2013

10 Language Android Apps to Promote ESL

Android Apps for ESL learners and teachers

Learning a secondary language from any culture can be problematic for many. English can be very different to learn as it has far more words and more meanings behind variations. As technology is a contributing factor of today’s society, you are able to install apps for your Android devices that can help children work on the English language while in a class or on his or her own at home.

  1. Flashcards for Kids – Our popular flashcards app!  With over 1,500 images and words, children can begin associating real life objects with the English terminology. This app will allow users to find cards directly from the online server or downloaded directly to the mobile device. Sets of cards can be customized for further targeted studies. (more…)
13 Feb 2013

Top 10 Alphabet Teaching Tips for ESL Kids Teachers

Tips for Teaching the Alphabet to Young Learners of English

Alphabet Teaching TipsTeaching the alphabet to our English students can be a daunting task. How can we teach all 26 letters (to recognise, read and write) along with their corresponding sounds in a fun and interesting way?  How can we make sure our students internalize these letters?  How can we help our students take their first steps towards reading?

Here are our top 10 tips on teaching the alphabet in your kids English lessons:

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30 Jan 2013

Top 10 Flashcard Exciting Games & Activities

Fun, exciting games & activities to teach vocab using flashcards

ESL Kids FlashcardsMaking your lesson fun and exciting gives your students a chance to enjoy themselves as they learn – and they will always look forward to their next lesson!  These activities focus on adding fun and excitement to using flashcards to teach and review vocabulary.  Some of them take a bit of time to set up and explain, but it is well worth it and once your students have learned the activity you can play it time and time again.

In order of excitement (10 is the most exciting):

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8 Jan 2013

Top 10 listening activities (without a CD)

Listening practice activities to use in your ESL Kids Classes which do not require CDs.

Listening activities for ESL kidsListening is a really important skill and there are lots of activities we can do in class to help develop this ability which do not require a formal listening practice set up (CDs, videos, etc.).  Of course, having regular listenings in class is great but we can also combine this with listening to the teacher and fellow students.  Below are some fun and interactive ways to provide listening practice in your lessons.

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4 Dec 2012

10 Easy Christmas Crafts to use in your lessons

Quick & Easy Crafts for your ESL Christmas Lessons

There are so many great activities you can do in your lessons in the lead up to Christmas.  Here at ESL KidStuff we have a lot of Christmas games & activities, Christmas themed flashcards and worksheets as well as craft sheets.

Crafts are always popular, kids of all ages love doing them, and they can really liven up your kids lesson.  Here are 10 great crafts you can use in your Christmas lessons:

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27 Nov 2012

Top 10 Simple Flashcard Games & Activities

Simple games & activities to teach vocab using flashcards

ESL Kids FlashcardsThere are so many things we can do with flashcards and having a number of quick flashcard games and activities up your sleeve really helps when going through your vocab teaching routine. All of the ideas below can be thrown in as you are teaching new words or phrases.  They are all meant to be quick, easy and fun, so don’t spend much time on them and vary them for each new flashcard word and each lesson so Ss don’t grow bored with the same activities. (more…)