Category Archives: Language for Exploring the World

Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and More: Foreign Language Classes in DC

By Cathy Sunshine Does teaching English ever make you want to be on the other side of the desk for a change, learning a language, or brushing up on one you learned a while ago? It has had that effect … Continue reading

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Mental Maps for Orientation, Problem Solving, and, of Course, Language Learning

by Jackie Waite As a geographer by day, I like to use geography-based content with my Advanced Conversation club.  Geography’s skills, perspectives, and knowledge make great entry points for sharing experiences and for talking about our students’ new environment.  Recently, … Continue reading

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Geography Games

One of the fun things about teaching at Language ETC is meeting students from all over the world. We learn about their countries while they learn about the United States, and they learn about each other’s countries, too.

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Scavenger Hunt in the Neighborhood: Fun Outdoor ESL Activity

Two lions The Russian flag A famous American (hint: a state is named for him) A wooden man A dog holding a basket in its mouth A green elephant An orange elephant A yellow bear A president of the United … Continue reading

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