If you are a frequent guest to my blog, you know that I love the study of other cultures. Polish culture hits home as I am ¼ Polish, ¼ Irish and ½ German. It was fun to think back over my childhood years and delve into which of our family traditions came from my Polish background. If interested in some Polish traditions I took part in while growing up please read, Celebrate Polish American Heritage Month here. So, this October in honor of Polish American Heritage Month here is a selection of children’s books. I have not read all of the titles below, however, they all look like wonderful books to help children learn about the Polish language, traditions, and culture. I wish they had been available when I was little.
Resources for ESL Teachers
As a child I was always excited when my Great Aunts Odie, Ruth and Irene came to visit us on holidays. They brought a very special influence into my life — the Polish life. I am a quarter Polish, however, these aunts were full blooded, second-generation Polish immigrants. I remember their generous spirit, their laughter, and their jokes. They loved children and always had a story for us when they came to visit. In honor of Polish American Heritage month, I decided to share with you some Polish American traditions that we celebrated in our home.
Most ESL teachers find themselves teaching vocabulary daily. Increasing student’s English vocabulary is one of the best ways to improve their overall English proficiency. I have searched high and low for free resources to help me teach vocabulary. Below are my favorites. There are affiliate links attached, so if you decide to make a purchase, I will receive a bit of compensation.
There are many good quality websites available for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers to use as resources for their lesson planning and materials. The following are 5 favorite websites that I use as an ESL teacher. Below I explain why I find these sites exceptional and why I think you should bookmark these as favorites so you can easily find them throughout the year. [Read more…] about Top 5 Websites for ESL Teachers
Why is it important for teachers to know how their English Learners entered the United States?
Many of us have the idea that the United States is a homogenous society – a melting pot of people who have become one like the other in the great stew that is the U.S. However, this is not true. The U.S. has always been the home to many ethnic and language groups. How do these new people enter the United States in the 21st Century? [Read more…] about 10 Ways English Language Learners Enter the United States