EFL Classroom 2.0 is now totally free and open for all teachers and students. Part of this is the site EFL Video Lessons. There you can scroll through a player with recommended videos for a specific category or CEFR level. Also, each video comes with a lesson plan and materials on EFL Classroom 2.0. Hundreds! […]
Writing storybooks 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 the ppt/video here […]
This is an excellent activity for students to gain awareness of pragmatical competency and pronunciation problems they may have. In pairs, students silently “mouth” very slowly, the questions from a handout. Simple questions. Go here for many lists – use the simple ones like “Favorites” or “Getting to know you”. The other student responds with […]
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. […]
Cellphones are the imbilical cord of today’s youth. Instead of fighting against them, let’s use this interest to get them learning English! Transl8it.com allows the teacher to enter English text and then get the “text message” equivalent. Simply copy this and handout to students. The students look at the text messaging and “decode” this into […]
Video is used a lot by teachers. However, sometimes the internet isn’t reliable so you shouldn’t count on it! But no worries, just use KeepVid and you can enter the youtube video url/address and it will download the video to your desktop. Just rename and it is yours to play whenever you want! Try doing […]
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