Questions About Stress for ESL Students

Instructor: Sarah Mills

Sarah is an educational freelance writer and has taught English and ESL in grades k-12 and college. She has a master's degree in both Literacy and TESOL.

In this lesson, teachers will learn about facilitating conversations between English as a Second Language (ESL) students about stress. A list of sample discussion questions about stress will be included.

Talking About Stress

Many students experience stress on a regular basis. ESL students, in particular, can be overwhelmed with learning a new language and assimilating to a new culture. Talking about the causes and effects of stress can help students understand their own physiological reactions, and teaching ways to combat stress can help students perform better in school and improve their quality of life.

It might be a good idea to facilitate small group discussions about stress during times of the year when students are more prone to it, such as before exams or when there is a change to their regular schedule. Discussions can help students learn from one another, develop their social skills, enhance vocabulary, and improve oral language development.

Here are some sample questions you can give pairs or small groups of students for discussing students' experiences, causes and effects, and solutions to stress:

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