Where the Hell is Matt?

These series of videos are amazingly effective for classroom instruction. They also give students a view of the world and are a great global issues primer. Matt “danced” his way around the world. Here are several ways to use these … Read More ....

Finish It Off!

This discussion activity really teaches students to listen to each other.

Start the activity by making statements for the class but “coughing / mumbling or saying “blablabla”. Ex. I went to the &&)))*** last night.  Students ask for clarification using … Read More ....

Who Am I ?

This is a nice way to get students to know each other.

 

Make a quick organizer for writing. Have the students fold an A4 “hamburger” like, 4 times. They will have 8 lines for writing when they unfold it.… Read More ....

Mr. X – Story book writing

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 … Read More ....

Use a Timer! Get ticking!

timer-iconUsing a timer in class is really something that is invaluable and maybe even a MUST for a teacher.

Students need to know how long a task will take and a timer is a perfect way to let them know! … Read More ....

Find Someone Who Part 2

Usually, the FSW (Find Someone Who ) games entail students asking questions AND writing in names to form sentences. (find a whole pile of pre-made ones on ELT Buzz Teaching Resources)

ie. (name) loves dancing.

However, there is another … Read More ....

Silent Speaking

lipsThis 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 … Read More ....

Drawing and Vocabulary

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 … Read More ....

A Visual Aids Project

For group work activities:

To discover students good at drawing/painting ask them to draw a man riding a horse,a school boy running to catch the bus,a family on a picnic…etc(it’s better to provide them with the materials needed)

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Text Messaging – A writing lesson

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 … Read More ....