Studentspeak is a New Zealand resource and draws on the stories of 8 teenage international students to provide a basis for a range of ESOL learning activities.
Studentspeak is a New Zealand resource and draws on the stories of 8 teenage international students to provide a basis for a range of ESOL learning activities. Students from Sri Lanka, Korea, Sudan, China, Germany, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Tonga tell in their own words about their lives before coming to a new country (New Zealand) and the positive and negative experiences they have had in the country as international students since their arrival. These writings are the basis for a range of lively, varied learning exercises in: Vocabulary, writing, speaking, listening comprehension, reading comprehension and grammar/punctuation.
While there are many resources available for ESOL students, they are not all aimed at teenagers and for the New Zealand/Australian market. Students need material they can identify with, and this resource aims to give ESOL students stories to read of others who are in some way like them. Of the eight stories, four are from International Students living and studying temporarily in New Zealand, and four are from students whose families now have permanent residency, two of these being refugees. The countries include one Pacific Island, one from Africa, one from Europe, a story from Afghanistan and four from Asia. This coverage should enable most students to find a story that in some respects reflects their own experience.
When learning a new language, it is also sometimes difficult to find material that not only helps in comprehending the language, but also in producing it. This text gives suggestions for speaking and writing activities based on previous input and preparation.
Each unit covers the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing with grammar and vocabulary activities included. Each unit can be used on its own and it is suggested teachers choose units based on what their particular students will identify with. An overview of the different learning activities is shown so that teachers can see at a glance both the nationalities covered and the skills.
Each section of the book consists of a text and activities that explore the features and purpose of that text. Students are then able to use the knowledge gained from this analysis in their own writing. Literacy activities and scaffolded answers are used throughout to encourage student confidence. Teachers will be able to work through the book in order, or to use individual sections as a one-off or supplementary texts for other work.
Ages: 12-15 (Junior Secondary), Ages: 15-18 (Senior Secondary)
A4 Photocopiable Teacher Resource Book – 64 Pages (B/W)
User Friendly Resources
‘The study of English introduces a student to other voices and other lives … and in doing so, helps them find their own voice.’
Whether you are planning to study a new text, looking for a fresh approach to teach an old favourite or simply seeking strategies to provide more variety in your teaching, this is an invaluable guide for all English teachers.
The literature toolbox features over fifty activities for exploring text. Easy to implement and rigorously road-tested in real classrooms, these practical strategies foster engagement, deepen inquiry and model fluent and sophisticated essay writing.
Amazing survival stories and activities for reluctant readers and those experiencing reading difficulties. Choose a book option below to
For many students, presenting their own ideas and discussing issues have not been significant in their first language education. This workbook has been developed to help teachers address this challenge.
The 50 crosswords and word searches in this photocopiable book provide new speakers of English with opportunities to practise and reinforce new words and phrases.
Each book in the Reading Dialogues series contains a series of ‘dialogues’ or short plays which are intended to be read aloud in small groups, and then discussed. The dialogues are tailored to different language levels in both books and are interesting, challenging and above all, fun.
Choose an individual book to LOOK INSIDE.
This is a collection of activities that help to promote oral language in students who are very new to English.
Sorry, some products on our online store require account verification before they can be purchased. Please Register by clicking the Download Registration Form button and e-mail it to us on firstname.lastname@example.org Verification can take up to 2 business days.
Sorry, some products on our online store require account verification before they can be purchased. Please check your account status by clicking My Account when you are logged in or contact us on email@example.com Verification can take up to 2 business days.