Christmas Tree Ornament


A Christmas lesson plan that discusses the American Santa Claus and his counterparts in other parts of the world. Since I teach in the post-Soviet Union, where Ded Moroz, or Grandfather Frost, brings presents on New Year’s Day and has some other differences, I thought a comparison of Kazakhstan’s holiday traditions and American traditions was a good introduction to Christmas. But of course, you could compare American Santa Claus and Sinterklass or other variations in your students’ cultures.

Dictogloss to Introduce the Present Perfect

I discovered in my boxes of lesson plans this nice little dictogloss that I used to use when teaching English to children or to beginners that introduces the present perfect in contrast to the past tense. Specifically, it demonstrates the present perfect as used for unfinished time i.e. things that I have already done today … Continue Reading ››

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