Entries by Jessica Whitehorne

4 Ways To Be Culturally Sensitive In The ESL Classroom

Cultural sensitivity is something that is extremely beneficial when teaching to different cultures. When teaching English, the importance of cultural sensitivity becomes even greater. Being a culturally sensitive teacher is to learn about and understand your students’ cultural backgrounds. In doing so,  teachers improve the classroom experience, help increase the students’ level of English fluency and […]

TESOL Madagascar – ESL Summer Camp for Young Learners

Summer Camp is designed for students to enjoy learning and to take them outside of the sometimes boring classroom setting. It is an opportunity to use and to adapt activities to learn and review vocabulary. Learning, innovation and adventure are a big part of summer camp to encourage ESL learning.  With this in mind, I […]

TESOL Teacher in Madagascar: Using Authentic Material in the ESL Classroom

The use of authentic material in the classroom can boost a student’s confidence and introduce them to real life language, all while supplementing the text.  Authentic material can bridge the gap between classroom language and real life language. It brings genuine and realistic linguistic situations and material right into the classroom setting. Jessica Whitehorne is […]

Supplementing The ESL Textbook in Madagascar

I have been teaching English for over 2 years in north-western Madagascar. It was here where I was hired by a large aquaculture company to implement an English training program for their 900 employees. I also work directly with the people and children in the neighbouring village with a foundation named Fondation Ecole de Félix. […]