This year I have a high number of students who are new to English, but who are literate in their home language. This leads me to teach in new and interesting ways, spending a lot of time comparing and contrasting languages. My English Language Learners are from the home languages of: Spanish, French and Arabic, which are all languages that have complex and difficult verb conjugations. English has very simple verb conjugations, and it is hard for ESL students to understand that each verb has only one or two conjugations. To help my students, we work on the differences between the two languages by filling out on a sheet that shows 1.) the connection between the past, present and future tenses and 2.) allows them to compare the conjugations of these verbs in their home language and in English. You can download this sheet free from my blog – Raki’s Rad Resources.
Comparing Verb Conjugations
Educator, blogger, mom, fulltime RVer. As an educator, Heidi has taught 1st through 5th grade in both US and UK curriculum, as well as teaching all grade levels in the computer lab at a Title I school in Georgia, USA. Heidi has taught in the US and Morocco, both with high ELL populations and has even spent a few years homeschooling her own three sons in a multilingual program. She shares the knowledge and insight she has gained from her diverse teaching career on the teaching blog Raki's Rad Resources.
Starting in 2014, Heid moved her family of 5 moved into their RV to make adventuring a bigger part of their lives. You can follow that adventure at RVing with the Raki's.