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ESL Group Project Ideas

Instructor: Matthew Hamel

Matt has degrees in Journalism and Business and has taught a variety of courses at high schools and universities around the world.

As ESL (English as a Second Language) students improve their language skills, they should also work on increasing their research and presentation abilities. This lesson provides teachers with ESL group projects designed to help students learn English.

Groups Work

One of the great advantages of group projects, particularly for ESL learners, is the opportunity for multiple ideas, viewpoints and opinions. Each student in a group can apply his or her own strengths toward a common goal while learning from others. The group dynamic your students experience will largely depend on their backgrounds and abilities as well as how successfully they follow directions and perform on assessments.

Before assigning any group projects, you will need to decide how to divide your students into groups. Consider the following suggestions as you work through this process.

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