HILARIOUS ESL Classroom Moment No. 3: Whoopee, let’s make the teacher laugh!

(Photo credit: http://bit.ly/1YAQrVH) As teachers (particularly ESL teachers), we are always teaching pretty much the same content for each level of English, and the things that keep ups motivated and interested, fall into two categories, the new techniques and theories of education and the fact that every month or semester we get a different ‘fresh’…

ENGLISH words with ARABIC origin: List 1

(Photo credit: http://bit.ly/1IriptC) I have never been so amazed at how many words comes from Arabic origin. Let’s look at a few right here. (Taken directly from Wikipedia I’m afraid)   apricot البرقوق al-barqūq, apricot.[35] Arabic is in turn traceable back to Early Byzantine Greek and thence to classical Latin praecoqua, literally “precocious” and specifically precociously ripening peaches,[36] i.e.…

HILARIOUS ESL Classroom Moment No. 2: A lost love opportunity

(Photo credit: http://bit.ly/1jqNKGc) As teachers (particularly ESL teachers), we are always teaching pretty much the same content for each level of English, and the things that keep ups motivated and interested, fall into two categories, the new techniques and theories of education and the fact that every month or semester we get a different ‘fresh’…