Understanding Muslim Culture

Having grown up in a traditional Muslim household in a secular society has been an interesting, if not colourful, experience for me and having a chance to share this experience with my students is always enjoyable. Today’s session on Understanding Muslim Culture with my student touched on the Dos and Dont’s when visiting a Muslim […]

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Ramadan Mubarak!

Today marks the beginning of the month of Ramadan for all Muslims around the world. It is a time when not only Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, but focus on reciting the Qur’an, giving alms to the poor, building relationships and refraining from meaningless activities for the whole month. It is an overall test […]

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Vesak Day

Today is a public holiday for many countries around the world as it is a special day for Buddhist devotees. You can read more about it at BBC – Schools – Religion – Buddhism. There are links on this page where you can download worksheets for yourself or for your classes if you are a […]

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Understanding Muslim Culture

Having been in the Middle East and North Africa for so long now, I am quite accustomed to the culture of the countries I’ve lived in. And so came the course “Understanding Muslim Culture” for people who would like to visit or do business in a Muslim environment and improve their English at the same […]

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Saint George’s Day

What is it? Well, here are some helpful sites to help you find out: Saint George’s Day – Lesson Activities, Quizzes and Worksheets St. George’s Day – cOOl stuFF (links to some activities here) BBC – Religions – Christianity: Saint George (information about St George) St George’s Day – Activities For Kids The English Blog: […]

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Religion anyone?

I had a conversation with a fellow teacher on the telephone which lasted for one hour! What did we talk about? Religion. And our *take on it in the classroom and staffroom. Having travelled to many different countries, I have been lucky to know not just more about other people’s cultures but their religious beliefs […]

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St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and is an occasion that is widely celebrated in the US and Ireland. To find out more about this day, have a look at this video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKf-Do0VGjc] You can also try some of these resources below. St. Patrick’s Day Worksheets ESL HolidayLessons.com: Saint Patrick’s Day (text + mp3) ESLVideo.com :: History […]

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The New Pope

The Vatican City has announced a new Pope and he is no other than Pope Francis I from Argentina. He is the first non-European cardinal to be selected for this position. Image taken from: guardian.co.uk If you would like to know more about past leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, here are some exercises to […]

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