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 ....
What’s The Trend?
A simple teaching recipe using the website – Storyline.
Students in teams open up the game and play. They must make a graph about the data set provided by the site. Ex. Percent of internet users over time.
Students discuss, … Read More ....
I used to do this with my classes (teacher training) and it always showed up on my teacher evaluations post-course as one of the highlights mentioned by trainees. You can do it too with students.
Play the song … Read More ....
Tasks For Teaching
TBLT (Task Based Language Teaching) is a valid approach and alternative to the traditional Prepare – Practice – Produce style lessons many teachers deliver.
Simply give students a task (preferably transferable to the real world) and let them “have a … Read More ....
Wish I Knew Then
Your students bring such a powerful and deep view and knowledge of the world into the classroom. We should always tap into that – each n every lesson.
One cool way is to ask them about “life advice”. What do … Read More ....
This is a very easy technique for making a lesson.
Take any news story or any story. Assign and have students dissect the story and fill in the 5Ws .
Use this easy template – 5ws Graphic Organizer Bingo!
Have … Read More ....
Important Dates Of A Month
This is a real easy idea and especially good for the start of a school year or the beginning of any month or the year.
Provide students with this template and have them research all the important dates for the … Read More ....
Students will understand the concept of the “bucket list” but you might even show them a little clip from the famous movie so they understand this.
Then get them to write out their own bucket list and share with classmates … Read More ....
My Favorite Subject
MY FAVOURITE SUBJECT
Aim: to practice fluency; to practice word order; to revise vocabulary
Time: 20 minutes or more
Language skills: speaking (in variation – writing, reading)
Types of learners: auditory, kinesthetic, visual
Materials for the … Read More ....
Write An Obituary
A very simple but effective writing, research and presentation lesson.
Get students researching a famous person and writing their obituary! Then have them present the information in class.
This template will make the project simple. Perhaps first discuss with students … Read More ....