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Learning to Write in English

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From basic sentence writing to writing business letters or essays, these resources will teach you how to write in English.

English as 2nd Language Spotlight10

Writing Your First Sentences

Thursday April 17, 2014

This lesson will help you write your very first sentences. Follow each step reading the description and you will learn how to write three different types of sentences. For example:

Mary is tall.
Mary is a student.
Mary is a tall student.

This is a good place to start writing sentences for beginners.

Teaching Beginners Parts of Speech

Monday April 14, 2014

Learning parts of speech can be a real challenge for beginners. However, learning to recognize just four - noun / verb / adjective / adverb - will greatly help them develop a feeling for the structure of English. Use this parts of speech lesson to ask students to label sentences with appropriate parts of speech. Once students are comfortable with these basics, move on to teaching the basic sentence types in English.

Having the Final Word

Saturday April 12, 2014

Having the Final Word

Sometimes you might have to insist on your point of view. Someone who has the final word ends the conversation forcefully:

I said we're going to finish the project. That's my final word!

Learn how to have the final word using phrases and structures to suggest a new conversational topic, take a firm stand, or make a final offer.


How to Guides on Teaching the Tenses

Wednesday April 9, 2014

One of the main tasks in any grammar class is teaching tenses. For many students, the tenses are especially challenging because their native language may lack a focus on the time aspect of tenses that is so prevalent in English. These guides have been designed to help teachers introduce each tense, as well as provide pointers to resources that you can print out and use in class.

How to Teach the Present Simple
How to Teach the Present Continuous
How to Teach the Present Perfect
How to Teach the Present Perfect Continuous
How to teach the Future
How to Teach the Future Perfect
How to teach the Future Perfect Continuous
How to teach the Past Simple
How to Teach the Past Continuous
How to Teach the Past Perfect
How to Teach Conditional Forms

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