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QUESTION:

Area of Concern: Writing Mechanics & Grammar

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: ESL Students

Competency: Below Level

I’m looking for some advanced ESL grammar activities. Can you help me?

 

ANSWER:

We’ve helped many advanced ESL students improve their grammar skills. Our most popular program for this purpose is Grammar Fitness. It helps students master troublesome points of English grammar. It covers a wide span of grammar concepts and provides personal feedback while students work.

QUESTION:

Area of Concern: Writing Mechanics & Grammar

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: ESL Students

Competency: Below Level

Hi, I am looking for a way to teach grammar not to children, but to adults. Can you help me?

 

ANSWER:

We’ve helped many adult ESL intermediate students improve their English grammar. Our most popular resource for this purpose is Grammar Fitness. It helps students learn to master troublesome points of English grammar. The program covers a wide span of grammar concepts and provides personal feedback while students work. Built-in tracking allows instructors to monitor progress and track scores.

QUESTION:

Area of Concern: Process Writing

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: ESL Students

Competency: Below Level

Do you have anything that would help me teach pre-writing with technology (i.e. laptop)? I plan to do brainstorming, organizing, etc. with my class.

 

ANSWER:

We’ve helped many teachers teach pre-writing with their classes.

Our most popular program for this purpose is Paragraph Punch. It is an interactive writing tutorial in which students learn to present information in a clear and concise manner.

The program guides students step-by-step through the process of completing a written work. Steps to complete work include brainstorming, organizing, edititing and proofreading.

QUESTION:

Area of Concern: Writing Mechanics & Grammar

Submitted by: Self / Adult

Grade Level: ESL Students

Competency: Below Level

I speak English fluently, but of course I can’t write as well as a native English speaker. As for most foreigners, my sentence structure is sometimes quite bad, but this is difficult for me to realize. Do you have any advice for improving my sentence structure? Are there any typical mistakes…

 

ANSWER:

We’ve helped many students improve their sentence structure. The best option for this purpose is Grammar Fitness.

Grammar Fitness Online helps students find common usage, diction and punctuation errors in sentences. Automatic explanations teach students while they work. Pre-tests and post-tests help students and tutors monitor individual progress.

QUESTION:

Area of Concern: Writing Mechanics & Grammar

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: ESL Students

Competency: At Level

I’m a non-native English teacher and what I do every day is explain English grammar & vocabulary and correct my students’ mistakes. As I’ve been doing it for several years, I know typical mistakes that people of my language can make. But unfortunately, I know nothing about typical mistakes that natives can make when they 1) learn English at school, 2) speak the language just in life. Do you have a way to explain typical mistakes and help my students learn not to make them?

 

ANSWER:

Our most popular program for this purpose is Grammar Fitness. It helps students learn to master troublesome points of English grammar, usage and diction.

The Grammar Fitness exercises cover a wide span of grammar concepts from beginning to advanced levels. The program’s built-in tutoring and scoring features create a personal grammar improvement experience for each student and monitor progress for instructors.

QUESTION:

Area of Concern: Merit has helped many English language learners practice their vocabulary skills.

In particular, I recommend you look at Vocabulary Stretch Online and Confused Words Fix-Up.

Confused Words Fix-Up helps students master commonly misused words. Vocabulary Stretch Online helps students recognize challenging words in different contexts, and improves command of academic English.

In addition, students’ scores are automatically tracked in an easy-to-use management system for instructors

Submitted by: At Level

Grade Level: Vocabulary

Competency: ESL Students

I am looking for some online word games to help my college ESL/EFL students practice using English.

I have already found games like hangman, crossword puzzles, and other variations of word puzzles. I do not know how to describe what I am looking for other than to say “something else

 

ANSWER:

“” that is age appropriate and “”interesting””.”

QUESTION:

Area of Concern: Writing Mechanics & Grammar

Submitted by: Self / Adult

Grade Level: ESL Students

Competency: Below Level

Do you have interactive online English exercises to help me improve my grammar?

 

ANSWER:

Our most popular program for this purpose is Grammar Fitness. It provides interactive, online English grammar exercises. The exercises cover a wide span of grammar concepts. The program’s built-in tutoring and scoring features create a personal grammar improvement experience for each student.

QUESTION:

Area of Concern: Reading Fundamentals

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: ESL Students

Competency: Below Level

I have a student who is a 55 year old home health worker. She is comfortable reading books in Spanish or getting help in English with reading correspondence. She learned to speak English from years of working in people’s homes, but cannot read or write well. How can you help?

 

ANSWER:

Merit has helped many older students improve their reading and writing skills. Our best programs for this purpose are Grammar Fitness Basic and Reading Skill Builder.

Grammar Fitness helps students master troublesome points of English while tracking pupil progress. Built-in hints and tips, along with immediate feedback teach students while they work.

Reading Skill Builder focuses on key reading skills such as main idea, sequence, fact-opinion, and vocabulary in content. Students progress is also tracked in an easy-to-use management system.

Good luck!

QUESTION:

Area of Concern: Writing Mechanics & Grammar

Submitted by: Other

Grade Level: ESL Students

Competency: Below Level

Do you have any interactive English grammar exercises for beginning English language students?

 

ANSWER:

We’ve helped many beginning English language students improve their English grammar skills.

Our most popular program for this purpose is Grammar Fitness. It provides interactive, online English grammar exercises. The exercises cover a wide span of grammar concepts. The program’s built-in tutoring and scoring features create a personal grammar improvement experience for each student.

QUESTION:

Area of Concern: Help with all Subjects

Submitted by: Self / Adult

Grade Level: ESL Students

Competency: At Level

Hi, I am a nursing student in college who needs help with my writing and reading inference/vocabulary skills. English is not my first language. How can you help me?

 

ANSWER:

We have helped many college students improve their writing, reading, and vocabulary skills.

Our most popular programs for this purpose are Vocabulary Stretch and Paragraph Punch.

Vocabulary Stretch enriches English vocabulary through a variety of activities combined with built-in supports including abstract words used in academic texts.

Paragraph Punch guides students step-by-step through the writing process.

Good luck!