Category Archives: Conversation Activities

Everyone’s Favorite Topic: Talking about Food in the ESL Classroom

By Cathy Sunshine Everybody loves to eat! And most people also like to talk about food. Food gives us energy and nutrition, but it’s also tied up with beliefs, customs, emotions, and memories. If you ask our students what they … Continue reading

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“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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Conversation Clubs at Language ETC: Casual, Comfy, Creative!

Susan Joseph started out tutoring at Language ETC in the fall of 2010. She has since taught levels 1A and 2B, finally settling in Advanced and advanced conversation as a member of the daytime teaching team. Thanks to Susan for … Continue reading

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Discussing Current Events in the ESL Classroom

In Language Lab last week, we turned our Advanced class loose in Google News. We told them to read any article they wanted in any category — world, US, technology, sports, science, anything. The topics they chose varied widely, from … Continue reading

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ESL Summer Activity: Plan Your Dream Vacation

By Cathy Sunshine Our Advanced class was zoning out after a review of four ways to make the future tense, and who could blame them? So we got their attention by announcing that they had worked so hard on grammar … Continue reading

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