What is it about Halloween that I love so much ? It’s its FUN element, I guess….
I decided to try and bring some Halloween spirit to my class this year, too. I attempted to teach my students Halloween themed lessons, and to elicit some excitement from them. I feel that I at least paid Halloween a pretty good tribute.
I have written about our class Halloween activities in a couple of older posts, too. Today, I wish to share some favourite Halloween links with amazing Halloween ESL activities !
Why I like Halloween ESL lessons so much??
Halloween lessons evoke the spirit of the holiday. Whether we teach in an English-speaking country or not, Halloween is a perfect period to have fun while providing learning opportunities for our students.
Halloween lessons are a marvelous way to bridge a few cultural gaps. Most likely, our students have had some type of exposure to Halloween—whether through movies, cartoons or the internet. This is your opportunity to fill any gaps and share a bit of another culture with our students.
Holiday-themed lessons play a vital role in switching up the hum-drum of a normal day’s routine. Holidays offer excellent opportunities for our students to learn new cultural themes and new vocabulary all while having fun.