I created a web page called, Warm-ups and tasks for non-English majors. So far I have about 40 links to websites and other resources you can use to make your English classes relevant to students who might otherwise not find English interesting. The majors included up to now are:
- General English
- BusinessElementary education / Child development
- Food and nutrition
- Japanese literature/ culture
- Intercultural studies
- Physical education
- Physical sciences
Plus a few ideas for people teaching other majors.
Please feel free to explore the site and use it with your students.
If you have suggestions for other majors/links, please let me know (my contact information is on the site).
I hope this helps you connect with your students and helps them connect with English.
Thanks to Curtis Kelly, Phil Macasland, Megumi Yoshieda, and Dave Hopkins for suggestion sites. Thanks to Harumi Kimura who organizes English classes in my universities General Studies Dept. for encouraging this.
A version of this article appeared at http://www.teachingvillage.org/