Especially for beginners – what I call “Body English” is a great technique. Start with letters / spelling and numbers. 1. Bring a student to the front of the class. 2. “Draw” a number or spell a simple word on their back or the palm of their hand. 3. Ask the student to […]
Most enthusiastic language teachers “Go To Pieces”, meaning they literally use material that is in pieces and compels students to practice and communicate. At its heart, “pieces” is a way of teaching that puts communication at the core of language teaching and learning. Think about it. “Pieces” as an approach or frame, stretches over a […]
Writing storybooks or making picture books is a great way to reinforce grammar and vocabulary. It also gives students confidence and pride in “producing” something visible and tangible to measure their English language learning experience. There are several steps to making a storybook and I’ll use my own Mr. X’s incredible Day/Yesterday as an example. Get […]
Here’s a way to practice vocabulary and sentences related to describing facial and body features, but it can be modified to include clothing and colour vocabulary, too. First, practice the vocabulary and language: Stand at the front with a whiteboard and marker, and secretly draw a figure on the whiteboard to prompt the target language […]
Kids love to draw! Use that interest to develop their English. This lesson recipe is my “go to” lesson. An idea which you can use at the last minute for almost any children’s class. Also a good lesson when unprepared or just plain tired/hungover! (it happens). Give each student a blank A4 piece of paper. […]
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