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Use this activity to teach possessive adjectives to your beginning English language learners. They will produce the target language in both oral and written form. 


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When students are not motivated to learn English, especially in EFL contexts where they may not use the language regularly, it is particularly important to make the language relevant to their interests and passions. Try these effective strategies and classroom activities for making English learning relevant to your students and for creating a classroom environment that motivates and encourages them. 

Try this free sample activity, "Irony in Everyday Language Use," from New Ways in Teaching with Humor (edited by John Rucynski, Jr.) to help your intermediate+ English language students learn and develop awareness about irony in different contexts. New Ways in Teaching with Humor explores the whole gamut of possibilities for using humor in English language teaching. 

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Resource Kit: WIOA [Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act] and English Learners: What Educators Need to Know (TESOL International Association)
Blog: Boosting Language and Literacy Experiences in K-3 for DLLs (National Institute for Early Education Research)
Report: The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education (ProLiteracy)
Free Publication: Reading the Past, Writing the Future: Fifty Years of Promoting Literacy (UNESCO)
Free Book: Factors Influencing Success in Teaching English in State Primary Schools (British Council)
Report: Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment (Institute of Education Sciences, Regional Educational Laboratory)
Article: Mother Tongues Matter Amid English-Language Push in Asia (Global Partnership for Education)
Report: Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures (The National Academies Press)
Conference Proceedings: Multilingualism and Development: Selected Proceedings of the 11th Language & Development Conference, New Delhi, India 2015 (British Council)
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