Whether we like it or not, English plays an important role in deciding our “fate” in any job hunt. Although a person may have good qualifications, if the English proficiency is low or the language ability is poor, it would be hard to get hired. Here are two presentations worth looking at, with special focus ...

Writing academic essays can be rather difficult as it requires some necessary “skills” in ensuring a piece of work remains “academic”. I would like to share a simple model (or guide) that would help you write academically. Of course, this is not “the” model that would transform you into a proficient academic writer overnight. It ...

In the halls of high schools across the world, math, science, and engineering courses are given a clear emphasis over the humanities and liberal arts. While these programs need large budgets to stay competitive, school administrators often overlook the learning management system for creative writing courses as a somewhat useless waste of class space. With English ...

Process writing approach can be a good way to help beginners in producing an essay. It gives students a systematic structure in organising their ideas. This is a simple worksheet that shows how the process writing approach is used in teaching students guided writing. The topic for the worksheet is The Benefits of The Internet. ...

The approach to genre, influenced by the systemic-functional linguistics (Halliday, 1978), emerged out of literacy research in primary schools in the 1970’s and ‘80’s. Researchers noticed that children did a lot of personal and narrative but very little factual and expository writing. The emphasis on personal creativity in narrative writing somehow creates a problem of ...

Occasionally, ESL teachers would spend considerable time browsing through the internet, hunting for materials or worksheets for their classes. Some would spend hours digging for materials but to no avail. Here are some useful websites that might just help you out.   ESL Galaxy Writing Exercises ESL Galaxy provides a good collection of ESL worksheets ...

A Form 4 lesson plan on the the teaching of argumentative essay. It gives ideas to teachers on how to use common daily topics like “Tuition: Good or Bad?” to expose students to the concept of argumentative ...

This is a compilation of useful verbs and adjectives that can be given to your ESL students in helping them to describe. You can also create activities based on the words ...

A lesson plan on prepositions for intermediate Form 4 students. Focusing on reading, using games such as “Guess Me If You Can” and “Find me if you can”. The topic is Going ...

Learning English vowels can be a great headache for students. English teachers, especially often struggle to find the best way to teach them the correct pronunciation of the ...