Blow The Fish

This is a great game to play with large classes

Ideal if you are in Korea.

Make teams according to rows. Tell each row to make a paper fish. You place each fish between the rows. They should all be … Read More ....

The Feather Game

The Feather Game

Make a prop (for this one I used a paper feather) and have Ss pass it around while the T closes their eyes and counts down from 20. 

Then the T must find the feather with CCQs: Read More ....

Body English

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 … Read More ....

A Life InBTween: teen speak

This video is super for teenagers especially. A Life InBTween.   Animation that has a lot of really “toally” “completely” fascinating language. 

Show the video with or without subtitles. Resources here.  Divide up into the four parts and use for … Read More ....

Name The Languages

This is a cool game to play with students or on your own. It helps develop language awareness – a great skill for a developing language learner. You’ll need to use flash in your browser or download and play with … Read More ....

Everthing but the articles ! Using newpaper ads

One of my all time teaching activities has been the use of Restauraunt ads and up coming events from an English language Newpaper-if not local you will have to make a simple map to help them out.

-firstĀ  What kinds … Read More ....

Sentence Auction

I used to play a game called Sentence Auction. Print up money from your home country and give each group of students the same ammount of money. I used to do $1000 in $10 and $20 bills. Then write a Read More ....

Using Silent Video

This video is the BOMB! It is captivating, absorbing, a story par excellence but also SILENT! Yes, silent films are great for getting students to produce language — and after all is said and done, that most often is the Read More ....

Making A Doodle Video

Doodle songs/videos are a great activity you can do with your class! They really promote contextualized learning and motivate students because you have a final product and of course – there is music!

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Going To Pieces

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 … Read More ....