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Jan. 16, 2023

S3 3.0 Teaching with Idioms

A bilingual adjunct professor in Florida, Erica Reynosa shares great tips for integrating idioms into your daily lessons. She highlights the value of idioms to teach culture, as part of language acquisition. Erica also shares excellent resources for how to easily find idioms to incorporate into your class, connecting with your curriculum.

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Learn the importance of integrating idioms into everyday teaching. Erica Reynosa shares how empowering it is for students to know they can understand aspects of culture through learning idioms. Join us to hear her detailed examples as a bilingual educator, engaging her students through idiomatic expressions.

To learn more about teaching with idioms and other episodes with Erica Reynosa, visit: www.ttelt.org

Top tips from this episode:

  • Idioms help to acquire language with a cultural perspective
  • Teach 1 idiom each day/class – connect to topic of learning
  • Use a lot of visuals
  • Ask student if they have the same expression in their language
  • VOA – English in a minute – 100’s of videos explaining idioms in a minute

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Erica J. Reynoso

Adjunct Professor

Erica Reynoso is currently an Adjunct Professor in the English Language Studies Dept. at Seminole State College in Central Florida. She teaches international students at the English Language Institute. She has taught in the U.S., Europe, and South America. She holds a master's degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education and a graduate TEFL Certificate. She was formerly the president of Central Florida TESOL and is a member of Sunshine State TESOL (Florida). She has also served as a United States Youth Ambassador Adult Educator.