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Inna's ESOL teaching resources

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I teach ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to students aged 16-19 and my ESOL resources are engaging, and keep students active during the class. These resources are more than relevant for adult learners too.

I teach ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to students aged 16-19 and my ESOL resources are engaging, and keep students active during the class. These resources are more than relevant for adult learners too.
Informal letter/ email writing
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Informal letter/ email writing

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It is a great resource for entry level ESOL students which helps students remember the main parts of an informal email/letter. It includes a sorting exercise on differentiation between the features of formal and informal letters and a freer practice activity, where learners write a paragraph to follow a given introduction to the email. The materials include a PowerPoint presentation and a sorting exercise cut-up worksheet. I have also included a lesson plan as a bonus feature.
ESOL Entry 3 Diagnostic + complimentary  Initial Assessment
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ESOL Entry 3 Diagnostic + complimentary Initial Assessment

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This ESOL Entry 3 diagnostic assessment contains the following sections: form filling, speaking and listening activity, gap fill exercise, reading and writing. Files included are: a word document which you can adapt to your needs and a PDF document. The listening exercise is adapted from Excellence Gateway public domain. The audio file is included. ESOL initial assessment file is complimentary with parts adapted from a variety of sources, including New English File entry and units tests.
ESOL  and  EAL  Initial Assessment (entry 1 to Level 2)
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ESOL and EAL Initial Assessment (entry 1 to Level 2)

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ESOL and EAL initial assessment includes tasks to assess students reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, The assessment criteria are clearly indicated and correspond ESOL Core Curriculum. Assessment of speaking and listening is a part of an initial interview and the assessor is to note down the answers and any relevant information to establish student’s suitability for the course and issues the student might have. The questions are to be adapted/ rephrased if needed. It is recommended that the assessor differentiates the free writing tasks, offering the learner to complete the writing task at the level which is most suitable for their level. ( different tasks for entry levels are offered).
ESOL  reading  skills booster 60min lesson
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ESOL reading skills booster 60min lesson

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This resource aims to help students review exam specific questions, such as ordering words in alphabetical order, differentiation between features of the main types of texts ( formal letter, website, article, leaflet), and synonym substitution, use of apostrophe (possessive case and shortenings). The lesson can also be used to prepare students for their writing exam as the units of exams are closely knit. The worksheet is a sorting activity, where students work in groups and sort out features of different text types into 4 categories according to the text type. There are 2 links to interactive resources within the presentation: Kahoot - apostrophe use and Quizlet- synonym substitution. My students really appreciated this revision lesson and felt it boosted their confidence The lesson is 60 minutes long.
Basic  sentence punctuation 2 worksheets
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Basic sentence punctuation 2 worksheets

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This resource contains two worksheets for beginners and elementary ESOL/ EAL learners. The first worksheet revises the rules of capitalization, such as proper names, pronoun I, beginning of the sentence. It illustrates the rule and then invites learners to add more examples to reinforce the rule. The second worksheet contains two activities- correction of punctuation mistakes in a short text which describes a friend and a free practice exercise to describe student’s own best using the example as scaffolding. This set of activities will take about 40-60 min to complete with teacher’s explanations and feedback.
Family and  relationships  film based lesson with video link, PPT, worksheet, 2 quizzes
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Family and relationships film based lesson with video link, PPT, worksheet, 2 quizzes

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This lesson on family and relationships is based on the episode of the Modern Family series. The lesson aims to develop speaking and listening skills. The materials include a presentation, a family tree diagram, and a worksheet with the target vocabulary, as well as comprehension and discussion questions. The lesson presentation contains 2 Quizlet links to vocabulary flashcards, which can be displayed on the smart board. The vocabulary practiced in the lesson includes some of the less common items: stepmother, mother-in-law, step-uncle, among other commonly used ones (mother, cousin, etc). The film episode is available on YouTube and AMAZON VIDEO. The series highlights a few very important issues of modern life, such as relationships between step-parents and step-children, same sex relationships and relationships between siblings. I have used this lesson for distance learning and it was really successful. The materials can be sent to students for reference and the discussion questions are discussed in small groups/ pairs in breakout rooms. Lesson duration 90-120 minutes
Online learning  lesson  'How to improve your luck'
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Online learning lesson 'How to improve your luck'

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This is a lesson I have created for my intermediate ESOL leaerners to boost their listening comprehesion skills. It is based on the youtube video, which discusses how people can create their own luck. The link to the form is included in the powerpoint presentation, please, let me know if it doesn’t work. It should be duplicated and you will be able to use it as your own. The second part of the lesson is on word formation, suffixes and prefixes, it contains a quiz and a word game. My students really enjoyed the discussion and work in breakout rooms during small group discussions.
First session ice breakers
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First session ice breakers

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This resource aims to make your new group communicate and find out about each other. The ice-breakers encourage group work, speaking, listening and writing. I have included detailed notes in the comments under each slide to explain details of each activity execution. Activities can be easily adapted for a variety of levels/ age groups/ subjects.