A Little Above the Ears

September 26, 2008


Over the past week my ESOL students and I have been working on Beauty and Hair Salon vocabulary.  Even though my mother’s a hairdresser, I don’t think it’s a vocabulary unit that I would have come up with on my own.  Because I believe my students should direct what they learn in all my classes, ESOL or GED, I asked my students to take a look at a list of vocabulary words that I’ve been using and choose which one they wanted to learn.  It’s usually interesting to see what they pick out. 

Also, because I want to put my students in real-life situations (well, as much as I can make them) I try role pay as much as possible.  Over the next few days I’ll be posting several recordings of our Hair Salon role play to give you a taste of what goes on in my class.  Hope you have as much fun as we did in making them.


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