“Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being.” ~Sri Chinmoy
Love Is In The Air
Will you be teaching vocabulary and expressions related to “love” in February? Are you looking for alternatives to traditional holiday lesson plans? This month’s teaching theme is all about ♥L-O-V-E♥. ESL-Library has everything you need, including flashcards, flashcard ideas, Valentine’s Day lessons, discussion starters, lessons with idioms, podcasts, blog posts, and more… Check out our NEW collection of materials on love, dating, marriage, and relationships. We know you’re going to love it!
In the last few months our artist Katelin has been busy updating some of our most popular flashcard sets. You will be happy to know that our “School-Themed” flashcards are ready to go! These include images of school subjects, school supplies, furniture, staff, and classroom actions. You can print them with or without text or show them on your computer screens and IWBs. Check out our ideas for using these school-themed flashcards in your classroom.
New Lesson Plans this Month
Did you know that the majority of our NEW lesson plan topics are suggested by teachers who subscribe to ESL-Library? Thank you for your requests and suggestions. Keep them coming. You can also send requests via twitter @ESLLibrary or Facebook.
- Discussion Starters: Private Prisons
- Famous Things: Nazca Lines
- American Presidents: George H.W. Bush
- Famous People: Hugo Chavez
- Grammar Practice Worksheets: Singular and Plural Nouns
- Guided Discovery: Black History Jigsaw
- Guided Discovery: Royalty Jigsaw
- Simple Sentences: School
- Mini-Debates: Gun Control (updated)
Will you be at TESOL in Dallas?
The ESL-Library team is gearing up for a trip to Dallas this March for the annual TESOL convention. Will you be there? Be sure to stop by our booth and say hello! Come and tell us about your favourite warm-up activity. We will be attending plenty of sessions this year. Let us know if you have one to recommend. This year’s theme is “Harmonizing Language, Heritage, and Cultures”.
Every Day is a Holiday – Groundhog Day : The groundhog did NOT see his shadow this year. That’s good news! Learn about the origin of this fun tradition, and compare it with similar superstitions around the world. (Feb 2)
Holidays – Chinese New Year : This is the biggest and most important holiday of the year for Chinese people around the world. Students study the Chinese Zodiac and learn “red” idioms. (Feb 10-24)
ESL Collection – Black History Month: February is Black History Month. We have a large collection of lesson plans to choose from. Take your pick, or invite your students to choose.
ESL Collection – Valentine’s Day : We have beginner and intermediate lesson plans to teach your students about this fun holiday. Our collection on Love, Dating, Marriage and Relationships features many alternatives. (Feb. 14)
Famous People – Darwin : Charles Darwin is a fascinating figure to learn about. Try our Famous People lesson plan on Darwin’s birthday, and talk about Darwin’s theory of evolution. (Feb. 12)
Have you had a chance to preview our Lesson Plan Calendar for February? We have many more suggested lesson plans that you can use this month. For example, did you know that March 16th is Freedom of Information Day?
Have a fabulous February. Since the groundhog did NOT see his shadow, maybe next month we’ll be able to report that spring is in the air!
The Staff at ESL-Library
Tara Benwell is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry. She is the media director and head writer for ESL-Library. Her debut novel, The Proper Order of Things is available on Amazon and in the iBookstore. Website: http://www.tarabenwell.com Twitter: @tarabenwell