Each age group has advantages and disadvantages for learning new languages. Read more about adult learners in the post 6 Ways Learning A Language As An Adult Is Different Than Learning It In School at https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/6-ways-learning-a-language-as-an-adult-is-different-than-learning-it-in-school?bsc=adultlearning-usa&btp=fb&utm_campaign=adultlearning-usa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=organicpost
The main discussion points, excerpt:
- Believe it or not, you might have a cognitive advantage
- You’re actually interested in what you’re learning this time
- You probably already have a foundation to draw from
- You can focus on what you want — and need — to know
- Learning happens on your own time
- App-based learning has changed the game entirely
Published by TESOL International at http://www.tesol.org/connect/tesol-resource-center/search-details/activities/2016/05/21/causal-phrases-against-humanity-2
An overhead projector would also be useful to project a chart showing syntax rules for the causal phrases (chart included below).
Using causal phrases in context
Recognizing nouns/noun phrases vs. noun clauses
Practicing business vocabulary
Depending on student level, you can choose whether or not to keep examples projected or written on the board for student reference.
Give each group of students a deck of sentence cards and a deck of answer cards.
Explain the rules:
Each player draws 4 answer cards without showing them to classmates.
In each round one player acts as the “judge.”
The judge draws a sentence card and reads it out loud.
All of the other players give the judge one of their answer cards, face down, and then draw a new answer card to maintain a hand of four.
The judge reads the sentence out loud with each possible answer.
The judge eliminates all answers that do not fit syntactically into the sentence.*
The judge then decides on his or her favorite answer.
The player who gave the winning answer wins the sentence card.
Play continues, with the player to the right of the judge becoming the new judge.
The player with the most sentence cards at the end wins.
- Causal Phrases Against Humanity 2-2.pdf
- Causal Phrases Against Humanity 2-3.pdf
- Causal Phrases Against Humanity 2-4.pdf
Today (June 20) the State Department will announce a partnership with online education platform Coursera that allows refugees around the world to take thousands of online courses for free. “Coursera for Refugees” will work like this: Nonprofit groups that support refugees in any country, as well as individual refugees, can apply for fully funded access to Coursera’s course catalog—meaning they’ll be able to take all of the platform’s classes and also skip the costs of obtaining professional certificates from them. The platform currently offers professor-led lectures on a broad range of topics, from data science to fashion design.
Read more in “Refugees around the world can now take online classes for free” at http://qz.com/710676/refugees-around-the-world-can-now-take-online-classes-for-free/
find more here in “Top 5 ESL Speaking Activities for University Students” at http://eslspeaking.org/esl-speaking-activities-for-university-students/
We all have seen them, many of us had contact to them, some of us were taught by them, some of us WERE them: International students in the USA.
Have you ever learned some essential facts about them? What are their rights and responsibilities? Read “10 Things You Didn’t Know About International Students In The States” http://www.buzzfeed.com/studyinthestates/10-things-you-didnat-know-about-international-st-129jw