ESL Program at St. Matthew's

ESL Program at St. Matthew's

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I'm glad for having class on zoom today. It was very interesting. I like this unconventional way to have lesson. Thanks Hayden and all my schoolmates. I hope we will meet often and continue to have class.
Good morning ESL students. Here is the lesson for today :>
ESL Online Lesson, March 26, 2020
Good morning!

1. News headlines for vocabulary – soar s. sag
a. Antsy – nervous, can’t sit still, also – “ants in your pants” – the person can sit down or be still, constantly moving
b. Hunker down – this means to take cover, stay in a safe place and wait for something to pass, people “hunker down” in their houses during a hurricane
c. “An inevitable move” to delay games – this headline is talking about the decision to delay or postpone the Olympic games. In this case, “inevitable” also can mean “can’t be helped” because there is really nothing people can do to help or improve the delay because of the virus.
2. Reminder – check on your classmates – send a quick facebook message, or call or text them. Just say hi and let them know that you are thinking about them.
3. Conversation review from previous lessons –
a. How are you doing?
b. How are you feeling?
c. What are you doing?
I’m staying busy, taking walks, trying new recipes, reading to my kids, cleaning out the garage, painting the bathroom, organizing the pantry, learning something new, talking to my neighbor, checking on my loved ones, having a “meltdown” (getting upset, crying or screaming)
4. Daily reading – “The Future Comes early for Grocers”, Wall Street Journal, Business Commentary, 3/26/20
Summary: This article is about the change many people are making to buying food online. The article states that investors should be careful before investing in the packaged consumer goods that people are buying. But the article also says that the shift to online grocery shopping was “inevitable” because people can compare prices and it is very convenient.
Vocabulary: abated – decreased; dipped – went down; shift – a move or a change; across the board – overall – “this will effect everyone across the board” (all people); plummet – go down rapidly vs. soar – go up quickly – “prices have soared”
5. Fun speaking practice
A: What did you eat for dinner last night?
B: I ate chicken and rice.
A: How did you cook it?
B: I boiled water, then put in rice, and chicken.
A: How long did you cook it?
B: For half an hour.
A: How did it taste?
B: Pretty good with hot sauce!

Non-native English speakers practice their English and improve listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, vocabulary, grammar and writing.

The Summer Program is already full, but I am keeping a waiting list if you still want to join us. The Fall program starts Tuesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Fall classes will meet in person at 403 King Street. Please join us!

Operating as usual

ESL Program at St. Matthew's updated their information in their About section. 06/07/2021

ESL Program at St. Matthew's updated their information in their About section.

ESL Program at St. Matthew's updated their information in their About section.

Carlos Magdalena Kew Gardens - People of London - 06/07/2021

Carlos Magdalena Kew Gardens - People of London -

We will be looking at stories about people who LOVE their jobs this summer. Practice your listening with this short video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlDjSwcnT7w

Carlos Magdalena Kew Gardens - People of London - Carlos Magdalena Kew Gardens - People of LondonOn our trip to Kew Gardens in episode 3 we went to see Carlos Magdalena who works as a Senior Tropical Horticu...

[06/02/21]   Summer English Language Classes start Tuesday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. Please join us :>

ESL Lesson on Accidents 06/02/2021

ESL Lesson on Accidents

Try this super short listening activity
https://listenaminute.com/a/accidents.html

ESL Lesson on Accidents Listen A Minute: Free 9-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Accidents - Handouts, online activities and mp3.

05/27/2021

One of the best ways to improve your English is by reading. Check out the library book sale in Mt. Pleasant this weekend for great low prices on a huge variety of books for adults and children 🙂 Friday, Saturdayand Sunday!

One of the best ways to improve your English is by reading. Check out the library book sale in Mt. Pleasant this weekend for great low prices on a huge variety of books for adults and children 🙂 Friday, Saturdayand Sunday!

Summer English Language Workshop 05/11/2021

Summer English Language Workshop

https://forms.gle/KiZmE9bNgtecgEJP7
Registration is open for the summer ESL class. The multi-level will be in person at the center and the basic class will be online.

Summer English Language Workshop Registration for Summer English Class - June 8 - July 15, 2021

Summer English Language Tuneup 05/03/2021

Summer English Language Tuneup

Join us for our Multi-level Summer Workshop, starting on Tuesday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. In-Person Classes!

Summer English Language Tuneup Contact: Hayden Shook, ESL Program Manager 843-579-0420 or ESL Program at St. Matthew’s; Register online at: www.smlccharleston.org

04/27/2021

When English Is Your 2nd Language

Do you know these expressions: "I don't make the rules", "a piece of cake", break a leg", "table it for now", "do the dishes" ?
Do you say [sal-MON] or [SAM-un]?

Phrasal verbs with GET worksheet 04/21/2021

Phrasal verbs with GET worksheet

We'll be practicing phrasal verbs with "get" tomorrow in the conversation class. Please join us!

Phrasal verbs with GET worksheet Phrasal verbs online worksheet for intermediate. You can do the exercises online or download the worksheet as pdf.

phrasal-verbs-with-look-in-english.png 04/15/2021

phrasal-verbs-with-look-in-english.png

In class today we reviewed phrasal verbs with look, we talked about The Masters Golf Tournament, and the TV show "Storage Wars."https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i4BWZ0iiOqLEksBJ0jACXehtdOJ-J1na/view?usp=sharing

phrasal-verbs-with-look-in-english.png

Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters Win and the Next Japanese Golf Boom 04/13/2021

Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters Win and the Next Japanese Golf Boom

We will take a look at this happy story on Thursday. You should be able to read the whole story with this link.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hideki-matsuyama-masters-japan-golf-popularity-11618231088?st=7yvu6zkkicxs6jw&reflink=article_copyURL_share

Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters Win and the Next Japanese Golf Boom Hideki Matsuyama’s historic first for Japan arrives at a moment when shifts in the country's culture indicate that this will be just the beginning for the golf-crazy country’s international success.

04/12/2021

Just in case anyone would like to get the single dose shot. On James Island tomorrow. Just one shot and no insurance required.

Dear Family and Friends of Bishop Gadsden –

Our reputation for success in running organized and efficient vaccine clinics continues, and therefore Walgreens has asked if we could be a community vaccine site for Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from NOON – 4:00 PM. At this clinic, Walgreens will be administering the Johnson and Johnson single shot COVID-19 vaccine.

Location:

- Upon entering Bishop Gadsden, when arriving at the security station, please let them know you are here for a vaccine.
- Please park in any visitor space on the right side once through the security station.
- Vaccine clinic check-in will be in the Bishop Gadsden Chapel.
- Please ONLY enter the door marked Vaccine Entrance which is the first set of doors to Bishop Gadsden, closest to the road directly across from the Security Station, and at the Chapel.

Vaccine Details:

- This will be the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, administered by Walgreens.
- Those to be vaccinated should be 18 years of age or older.
- As this is a single dose vaccine, no follow-up clinic will need to be scheduled.
- Please bring your insurance card.

How to Sign-Up:

- Please use this sign-up genius to register for a time slot on Tuesday, April 13 from Noon – 4:00 PM. Registration must be competed by 4:30, today, April 12:
- Note, your name, phone number and email address will be required to secure a spot.
- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4ba9a628aafb6-april2

Hanahan 'Moderna Vaccine' 1st Dose 04/12/2021

Hanahan 'Moderna Vaccine' 1st Dose

RSFH and the Hanahan Fire Department are hosting a vaccination event for the Latinx community. Please share with others!

Students - Here is some good information about getting the COVID vaccine in Hanahan this weekend.

Hanahan City Hall Gymnasium (Latinx Community) – Apr 17

1255 Yeamans Hall Road

Hanahan, SC 29410

9AM – 6PM

Appointments are required using this link.

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Hanahan 'Moderna Vaccine' 1st Dose Hanahan Fire Department is offering the Moderna COVID Vaccine "FIRST DOSE" for those ages 18 and up. Due to limited supplies, appointments are required. Walk-ups appointments are not available. The event will be held on April 17th, 2021 at the gymnasium behind Hanahan City Hall, located at 1255 Yea...

[04/11/21]   Don’t forget Spring 2 ESL classes start Tuesday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m. on Zoom. It is a 6 week session and will finish up May, 20. Message us if you’d like to try the class.

04/04/2021

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

03/29/2021

So happy to meet with students from
Spain and Brazil today :)

So happy to meet with students from
Spain and Brazil today :)

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Pandemic Year: Science Needs Better Marketing 03/24/2021

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Pandemic Year: Science Needs Better Marketing

We will talk about this article from the Wall Street Journal in the conversation class on Thursday. You should be able to read the whole article with the link below.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/neil-degrasse-tyson-on-the-pandemic-year-science-needs-better-marketing-11616106660?st=4sxzhrqxl6f6w1s&reflink=article_copyURL_share

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Pandemic Year: Science Needs Better Marketing Many people who love their high-tech smartphones refused to trust scientists when it came to Covid-19. “Science needs better marketing—refined and persistent—so that no one will ever again take its discoveries for granted,” says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

[03/21/21]   Remember Outside English on Monday at 10:00 a.m. 405 King Street.

Mr. Monk And the UFO 03/15/2021

Mr. Monk And the UFO

Fun discussion on conspiracy theories in Outside English today reminded me of the spaceship episode on Monk. It is one of my family's favorites!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mceVSMeDZKI

Mr. Monk And the UFO Monk must uncover the link between a missing girl and a UFO sighting after Natalie's car breaks down in a small desert town. Daniel Stern guest stars.

03/08/2021

So happy to see ESL students on our first day of Outside English!!

So happy to see ESL students on our first day of Outside English!!

Gerunds and Infinitives Exercise 1 | ENGLISH PAGE 02/24/2021

Gerunds and Infinitives Exercise 1 | ENGLISH PAGE

We'll be talking about gerunds and infinitives tomorrow in our conversation class. Here is some early practice. https://www.englishpage.com/gerunds/gerunds_infinitives_1.htm

Gerunds and Infinitives Exercise 1 | ENGLISH PAGE Test your knowledge of whether a verb is followed by a gerund or an infinitive. Basic exercise 1 of 30.

02/18/2021

When English Is Your 2nd Language

Can Any of you relate?

Photos from ESL Program at St. Matthew's post 02/10/2021

Great presentation on Uruguay today in our Zoom ESL class!

02/10/2021

We’ll review words with -ed endings on Thursday. Practice the words here to get ready :)

We’ll review words with -ed endings on Thursday. Practice the words here to get ready :)

[02/09/21]   How many words for ‘big’ do you know?
(huge, gigantic, ...)

Photos from ESL Program at St. Matthew's post 02/03/2021

Wonderful student presentations today on Zoom! We learned a lot of new things about Japan and South Korea.

[02/02/21]   We often use "any" in questions and after "if" . For example - I don't have any money. Or Let me know if you need anything. If you have any questions, please type them in the chat box.
Some, somebody, someone and something are used in positive sentences. For more practice check out Unit 85 in English Grammar in Use. https://www.pdfdrive.com/english-grammar-in-use-a-self-study-reference-and-practice-book-for-intermediate-learners-of-english-e157864078.html

How to Make Caldo Verde - Traditional Portuguese Kale, Potato and Sausage Soup 01/28/2021

How to Make Caldo Verde - Traditional Portuguese Kale, Potato and Sausage Soup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxFR2claUsc&feature=youtu.be

How to Make Caldo Verde - Traditional Portuguese Kale, Potato and Sausage Soup An easy and delicious Portuguese Caldo Verde recipe! Caldo Verde soup is a satisfying mixture of kale (or collard greens), potatoes, garlic and smoked sausag...

[01/27/21]   Do we "leave" or "live" in Charleston?
This is a very common challenge for native Spanish speakers. How do you know the difference?

ginsengenglish.com 01/21/2021

Most Common English Verb Tenses | Ginseng English | Learn English

Thanks, Kate, for your good question about the most commonly used verb tenses in English. It looks like the present tenses are the ones we use the most :>

ginsengenglish.com Which verbs are most important to learn in English? How common is each verb tense? Do we really need to learn the future perfect continuous? This article provides data on the frequency of each English verb form, including tense, aspect, and voice.

01/11/2021

Song, we will miss you! Travel safely and stay in touch!

bitgab.com 01/11/2021

7 Incredible Benefits Of Zucchini or Courgette · English listening exercise (intermediate level)

Are you a zucchini fan? There are a lot of benefits :>https://www.bitgab.com/exercise/7-incredible-benefits-of-zucchini-or-courgette

bitgab.com Complete daily English exercises created by native teachers on bitgab

01/05/2021

So happy to welcome ESL students and tutors back to class!

wsj.com 01/04/2021

For New Year’s Resolutions, Never Think You’re Too Old to Become a Beginner

This is a great article on learning a new skill, like speaking English!

wsj.com In 2021, take on the challenge of learning a new skill or hobby as an adult. It can bring big cognitive and emotional benefits.

01/04/2021

Do you know these expressions with get? Try one or two in your own sentence.

Our Story

Greetings! The mission of the English as a Second Language Program at the Community Outreach Center of St. Matthew’s is to improve students English speaking and listening skills for their work, family and independent life in the US. Please join us for our Fall Classes starting Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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