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46. 4 Ways to Use Holidays to Improve English Skills
Episode 4628th October 2022 • Equipping ELLs • Beth Vaucher, ELL, ESL Teachers
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Holiday season is upon us in the U.S. which means it’s a great opportunity to improve our ELLs’ English language using seasonal vocabulary. We can take advantage of the season and use the excitement of the holidays to engage our students and really work on their English skills. Today, I am sharing some activities I wish I would have done to take full advantage of the holidays with my ELLs.

We’ve all tied the holidays into our lessons by teaching vocabulary, playing seasonal vocabulary games, or using word searches. But are these activities making the best use of our time with our students?


In this episode, we are looking at alternative activity options to be more intentional with our instructional time while still bringing in the excitement of the holidays for our students. We are covering ideas for teaching holiday vocabulary in context, the importance of including students’ native language when teaching holiday vocabulary, using discussion prompts in your lessons, and how to help your students feel included in your classroom and connected to the holidays.


Check out more holiday resources here


ESL Christmas & Holidays Around the World


ELL Vocabulary Flashcards: Valentine's Day ESL | ESL Conversation


Download the ESL Teacher Toolkit


Check out the ELL Strategy Academy


Shop TpT resources that help with supporting your ELLs


Join the Equipping ELLs Membership


To access all resources mentioned in this episode, head to the show notes: https://www.inspiringyounglearners.com/holidays-to-improve-english-skills



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