Category Archives: English Secondary

What Kids Want in Books

To help gift givers select the right books for children this holiday season, Scholastic (NASDAQ:SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has released new data on “What Kids Want in Books – a “sneak preview” from the fifth … Continue reading

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OECD Report on Literacy Skills

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. They work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. In … Continue reading

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Free Interactive Conjugator of English Verbs

Free Interactive Conjugator of English Verbs Have you have ever been confused about when or how to use certain verbs such as ‘lie’, ‘lay’, ‘gotten’. Do verbal phrase patterns such as declarative, affirmative, interrogative, negative, perfect, progressive, passive and emphatic … Continue reading

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The 2 most common Grammar mistakes – and more!

The 2 Most Common Grammar Mistakes Gone are the days when students learn grammar rules in school. Is this a good thing? Those of us who were tortured with hours of parsing sentences will most likely say it is a … Continue reading

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English Practice Activities Listen & Watch

English Practice Activities – Listen and Watch This British Council site is excellent for English Practice Activities. Participants can either listen and watch on their computer, or download the video and audio files to an mp3 player. Free Language Practice … Continue reading

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Test Your Grammar Skills

Test your grammar skills here: Grammatically Speaking If you are not happy with your results and you are a chronic or frequent texter, you might like to read this: OMG! LOL!          

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ESL Christmas Vocabulary

Here are several sites that will help English learners with Christmas Vocabulary Learn Christmas Vocabulary with this ESL  Memory Game (Santa, tree, elf, etc.). This game is also excellent for Vocabulary Teaching and Practice. ESL Learners and Teachers can use it to … Continue reading

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Free Halloween Educational Goodies – Trick-or-Treat Bags

Just in time for the season this site offers great Free Halloween Educational Goodies for EVERYONE. Halloween Freebie for Kindergarten Candy Corn Contractions for Elementary Spanish Halloween Freebie Halloween Subway Art – Writing Prompt for Middle School Who Am I? … Continue reading

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The Best Sing-a-Long ESL Videos

Here are a few of the best sing-a-long ESL videos we have found. They are perfect for motivating and energizing your ESL class, or, if you are an ESL student, they will help your pronunciation.   “Happy” song by Pharell … Continue reading

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Taking Effective Notes

Whether you choose to go old school with pen and paper, or prefer to have everything digital, the most important thing for taking effective notes is staying organized. That means attending classes, dating your notes, and keeping your notes and … Continue reading

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