Mapping where English is not the language at home

More than a quarter of counties in the United States have at least one in 10 households where English is not the language spoken at home. Spanish is, by far, the most common language other than English spoken in the home, especially on the West Coast, in the Southwest, the Eastern urban corridor and other big cities. Native American languages are also common in the West, as is French around New Orleans and in some counties in the Northeast. German is a common language in some Midwestern and Western areas.…

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Useful ESL Websites for Students, Parents, and Teachers

From Lone Star College: http://www.manythings.org/ Interesting Things for ESL Students is a free website that includes activities to help ESL students improve vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, pronunciation, spelling, and listening skills. There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. This site is non-commercial and has no advertising. http://www.eslpartyland.com/ ESL PartyLand describes itself as the “Fun Place to Learn English as a Second Language”. This free site features relevant topical lessons, quizzes, and games providing opportunities to use…

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ESL Riddles and Jokes

These are great ice-breakers and fillers for your intermediate-advanced ESL classes. Riddles What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries? A towel. What begins with P, ends with E, and has 1,000 letters? Post office. What can you catch but not throw? A cold. What goes around the world but stays in a corner? A stamp. A father and son were in a car accident. The father died, and the son was taken to the hospital. The doctor said, “I cannot operate on this boy. He is my son.”…

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English Language Learning – Definitions

TEKS – Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading program. TAKS – Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test. STAAR – State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test. Replaces the TAKS. SLAD – Second Language Acquisition Domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. ELL – English Language Learner. A person who is in the process of acquiring English and has another language as his first or native language. For example, recent immigrants who do not speak English. LEP – Limited English Proficient. A student who has been identified…

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Daily Attic Greek Chants

To help you memorize the basic forms and speed up the fluency process, I recommend you chant a few of these pages alone or with your class everyday before you begin your studies. Once you have them all memorized (which will take about a year or two), then practice them once a week. You can download the daily Attic Greek chants in 8.5″ x 10″ format if you  If you find this site valuable, please share!

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Daily Latin Chants

To help you memorize the basic Latin forms and speed up the fluency process, I recommend you chant these forms alone or with your class everyday before you begin your studies. Once you have them all memorized (which will take about a year), then practice them once a week. You can download the daily Latin chants in 8.5″ x 10″ format if you If you find this site valuable, please share!

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