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Click here for a map of the world. Then click on a region and listen to the native English speakers read the same paragraph. ¬†Honestly, I had no idea there were so many variations of the English language! I guess that’s just a by product of being raised an American.

Where is English spoken?

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I was thinking about this (hmmmm…I don’t know why, maybe because the manners in my neck of the woods have seemed to have vanished.) Anyway, I thought it would be a great idea for a new topic. Etiquette can be used on many different levels. Or just think of it as a filler activity to use when you are in a pinch.

For the younger crowd:
Etiquette for elementary kids.
http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/16183.aspx

Free coloring pages.
http://www.mannersgames.com/freestuff.html

Be a good manners detective
http://www.mannersgames.com/files/QuickSiteImages/GoodApple_Lesson1.pdf

For teens and adults:
Telephone manners

http://www.xiangtan.co.uk/oralenglish2telephones2.htm

Writing thank you notes (can be used for all ages) If you look on the side bar you will notice additional lesson plans that are topic related.
http://classroom-activities.suite101.com/article.cfm/letter_writing_lesson_plan

This one is listed under “functional and social English.” Contains lesson plans for the ESL adult learner.
http://www.tefl.net/alexcase/worksheets/functions/

I included the index page, since it looked like a very useful resource.
http://www.tefl.net/alexcase/worksheets/

Netiquitte
http://www.learnthenet.com/english/lessons/150lesson.htm

More netiquette. This one has a quiz page.
http://www.albion.com/netiquette/index.html

Eating etiquette
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=4619

Australian etiquette worksheet
http://www.eslprintables.com/printable.asp?id=7181

Bathroom etiquette (does require you to download a video from You Tube) but it still has some good ideas you can borrow. Can you say urinal etiquette?
http://waygook.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=3dde3b08a34eb157e245ec60f0471ac7&topic=243.0

Concert etiquette. There are several lesson plans to choose from.
http://www.musicedmagic.com/music-education-links-1358.html

Dining etiquette on PowerPoint. Lots to browse through on this page.
http://facs.pppst.com/dining-etiquette.html

Email etiquette
http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_peter7812/EmailEtiquette

This video is AWESOME! Can you say troll & Flamewars? (he, he)
My librarian friend is just crazy about this Brain Pop website. It is worth checking out the ESL section on this site too. It is a great resource to help supplement your lessons. If I were you, I would bookmark this site. Trust me it may come in handy someday. Here is a link to the digital etiquette page. It is followed by a quiz. Click
here.

List of intercultural lesson plans
http://www.eslflow.com/interculturalcommunication.html

Dating etiquette
http://www.onlinetutoringworld.com/lessonplans/advance-dating.htm

Job and career etiquette
http://www.eslflow.com/Jobandcareerlessonplans.html

Good manners
http://teachertipstraining.suite101.com/article.cfm/teaching_good_manners

Good manners printable certificate
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pdf.htm?minicert_manners.pdf

Apple is in on the good manners theme too
http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php?itemID=10807

Good manners are everywhere
http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/mannersbullyingethics/lessons/2-3/good_manners_everywhere/

Wireless etiquette with a following quiz
http://www2.sprint.com/mr/consumertopic.do?topicId=260

Theme park etiquette podcast, scroll down for bullet point highlights
http://www.mouseplanet.com/8941/Theme_Park_Etiquette

Emily Post – the authority of all things related to etiquette
http://www.emilypost.com/everyday/index.htm
Emily Post for kids
http://www.emilypost.com/kidsandparents/index.htm
Peter Post’s business etiquette podcast
http://www.mouseplanet.com/8941/Theme_Park_Etiquette

For the college crowd:
You could assign the podcast as a homework assignment. Ask them to listen to it,  jot down some notes about what they learned that was new to them and then follow up with a short oral presentation in class.

More ESL etiquette resources:
(These resources are mostly suited for adults.)

Culture and customs
http://www.eslflow.com/interculturalcommunication.html

Office etiquette
http://eng.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?article_class=18&no=382992&rel_no=1

More email etiquette
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/636/01/

Tipping etiquette
http://www.eslvideo.com/view_quiz.php?id=686

Conversational etiquette
http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?menu=c10400&no=382931&rel_no=1

Answering machine etiquette
http://www.esl-lab.com/phone/phonerd1.htm

Kissing etiquette
http://www.english-4u.com/index.php?module=pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=1&pid=257

Let’s not forget British etiquette, I mean didn’t they invent good manners?

http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Personal/Manners.htm
http://www.britishetiquettecoaching.co.uk/index
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/UK.html

Pub etiquette
http://www.sirc.org/publik/pub.html

How to set the table for High Tea
http://www.ehow.com/how_2313274_set-table-high-tea.html
http://www.ehow.com/video_2334661_set-up-table-afternoon-tea.html?optype=video

Tea etiquette
http://teas2dine4.com/etiquette.html

High tea vs low tea debate explained
http://www.veetea.com/site/articles/Afternoon-Tea

Epicurean weighs in on the subject
http://www.epicurean.com/articles/hightea.html

At this point I feel like making a sarcastic remark about the Jerry Springer phenomenon in the US, but I think I’ll keep my mouth shut – this time!

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