Category: Recipe

Classroom Decorating

Every teacher sooner or later will have to decorate their classroom. It may seem daunting but it can be really fun IF you make the students part of this. Get the students to make the decorations and let them be … Read More ....

Sentence Starters

Chunks, language and sentence starters are things that all learners must master. Students learn set phrases, useful for any language function and set occassion … at the bank, ordering a pizza, clarifying information etc …

One great recipe for teachers … Read More ....

5 Ways

It’s easy to count using our fingers!  Use this to get students to give advice and list the ways to do something. They can then list on their fingers – 1,2,3,4,5.

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Find a job.   Learn more English … Read More ....

Teaching Watching. Recipes And Resources.

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These tried and true watching activities will help you get your students watching and communicating in English. The recipes work with most teaching scenarios and situations. Modify with your own basic ingredients (age, level, topic).

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Teaching Listening. Recipes And Resources

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These tried and true listening activities will help you get your students listening and communicating in English. The recipes work with most teaching scenarios and situations. Just modify the basic recipe with your own basic ingredients (age, level, topic).

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Teaching Recipes Newsletter

We now have a newsletter!

Several times a week, I’ll write about a teaching material and topic.  I’ll provide a recipe for using the material and suggestions to adapt it for your own classroom.

There already is a large archive … Read More ....

Teaching Speaking – Activities

Teaching speaking is the core of what many language teachers do.  It’s important to understand the classic activities that support teaching speaking and getting students to communicate in the language.

Here are some great recipes for activating your students’ powers … Read More ....

Guess The Price

Bringing reality into the classroom is so important.  Language is something we use in the real world and so it is incumbent that teachers link their lessons to actual use in the wider world.

One nice example is a – … Read More ....

Brainstorming

Brainstorming is a great, open-ended activity that can be used for many teaching objectives.  Assessing student prior knowledge, consolidation, review or just language enjoyment and fun.

Give students an organizer or blank piece of paper and some short instructions / … Read More ....

Interview An Older Person

This is a great task and homework assignment.  Get students to use a set of questions (make them in class) and interview an older person they know. A neighbor, a grandfather, grandmother, a friend of the family …. doesn’t matter.… Read More ....