Posted on December 4, 2016 by ritasimsan
My students this semester are all Christian, celebrate Christmas, and want to learn more about how Christmas is celebrated in the United States. This calendar gives me the opportunity to share with them many cultural icons and traditions, also facilitating conversation. The website I used, AdventMyFriend, makes it easy to fill each date with your choice of “gifts,” and gives you some hints as to what you can do to personalize it for your friends, family, or students!
Click on the link to access my calendar, and then click on the dates as the month progresses. https://adventmyfriend.com/20138/62c2a98120/?embed I hope you enjoy it.
Merry Christmas to all!
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Posted on January 17, 2016 by ritasimsan
Here is a listening activity for my ESL students based on Céline Dion’s multiple platinum hit, “My Heart Will Go On.” We are reading about the sinking of the Titanic, and I simply thought this would be an enjoyable listening activity for the students, and a way for them to sing along with this very popular song. I hope your students enjoy it, too.
Watch the YouTube video, and then select the correct missing lyrics.
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