Use of slang and idioms in the classroom

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It's okay to use and teach slang and idioms to our ESL students

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Use of slang and idioms in the classroom

Postby saskiaadriaans » Sat, 07 Apr 2007 07:56:29 -0500

Hi,

I'm a teacher of English to Dutch pupils and I want to teach slang and idioms.
Has anybody got any tips on how to proceed? My pupils are between 13 and 16 years old.
I'm also looking for some new colloquialisms to use in class.

Thank you in advance for your help, and please give your opinion in my poll.
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Re: Use of slang and idioms in the classroom

Postby eslkorea » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 12:20:03 -0500

yes...but not to excessively..
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Re: Use of slang and idioms in the classroom

Postby native_speaker » Tue, 01 Jul 2008 09:05:00 -0500

As a English speaker who has spent many years studying other languages, I know my foreign language professors only taught us the slang or idioms that were very closely related to the lesson, and were very careful to make sure they only taught classroom appropriate items.
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