Monthly Archives: July 2013

“Be My Guest!” ESL Summer Conversation Activity

By Cathy Sunshine Last week my students hiked to the top of a volcano in El Salvador, sampled fine wines in a Chilean vineyard, enjoyed tapas in Barcelona, danced the night away in a Buenos Aires tango club, and visited … Continue reading

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Teaching Idioms in the ESL Classroom: Give It a Shot!

Most ESL students love learning idioms. Idioms seem to hold a special magic. Students hear these colorful phrases and struggle to decode them, but you usually can’t guess the meaning of an idiom from the meanings of the individual words. … Continue reading

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