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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

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Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

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In the Jewish Faith the New Year falls either in September or October, the date this year is Sept 12th. The reason for the changing date is that the Hebrew Calendar is based both on the moon and solar cycles, similar to the Chinese calendar. The Greeting most commonly used among British Jews, is "Happy New Year, and Well Over The Fast", reminding us of the upcoming fast on the "Day of Atonement".

When I taught EFL, this was an exellent opportunity to learn about other cultures and their traditions, and of course can be used to teach various vocabulary topics, most obviously the calendar, but it does lend itself to other topics too.

If you are interested in finding out more about The Jewish New Year and Other Jewish Festivals take a look at this presentation. Available also for download as a ppt. at

For information about New Year Celebrations Around the World take a look Here, I am sure there are many other sites available.

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Comment by ddeubel on August 31, 2007 at 11:40pm
Holidays are so cool for teaching. I agree and nice refresher for me about Judaism. Lots of history in holidays too!

Here are a couple links on my site. Nice book, reader about holidays and worksheets.

I'll be putting up my Halloween and Christmas folders of teacher goodies shortly!

I also like to get students to research a holiday and make posters for the classroom. Further, the first week of class, students get a month and with a piece of chart paper, make a calendar page for that month. Add student birthdays, use in the class. But they can also add there, holidays from around the world. I keep these student made calendars displayed front and center in my class.

For us here in Korea, next up in Chuseok! A long weekend, two days of saying thank you for the harvest and paying respects to our elders. It also changes yearly, based on the lunar calendar.


Comment by Susan on September 2, 2007 at 12:53am
What excellent ideas and resources - as usual! thanks

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