2 Way Tasks

 

2 Way Tasks are a staple of English Language Teaching.

In the typical 2 way task, each student (A and B) have some information and some information missing. they must communicate to fill in their missing information.

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Grammar Poems

Grammar poems are ways for students to review lesson content and also express themselves and start really noticing language. Students that notice language really develop into great language learners.

Write the grammar poem outline on the board and do a … Read More ....

Spin the Question

This is a great way to get students communicating authentically! You can start each class with some spins of the wheel! Get Spin the Question HERE on EFL Classroom 2.0.

Just spin and the students must ask a question for … Read More ....

Activities for Short Videos

Short videos like those on Youtube or EFL Classroiom, are perfect “engaging” starters for great language learning. Here are some suggestions on how to use videos which have vocabulary in them, like this favorite, the Elephant Song.

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Not like the other things


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I am a BIG fan of not only teaching English but teaching thinking skills. We have to do both (and always spice with happiness!).

This game really gets students thinking and … Read More ....

Stories – Predicting

  Stories are great in the classroom. A good narrative, really provides ideal context to learn language, even better if they have pictures.

The best and easiest way to “teach” a story is to tell it through prediction. Get the … Read More ....

Story reTelling

Retelling is a powerful way for students to learn language. They retell in their own words and using the context of “the story”, acquire language.

1.  Find a set of stories for students to read. One for each student. (I … Read More ....

Working with Article Newspapers

1º  Choose two articles related to the same topic (eg. music).  Teacher dictates some personal questions related to music.  In pairs, students discuss their ideas.

2º  Students in pairs are given two different articles(they can’t see each other’s articles).  They … Read More ....

Whiteboard Soccer

Soccer is an international game and all kids are crazy about it – even girls! Whiteboard soccer is a great way to make review and quizzes fun.

    Draw a soccer pitch on the board. A magnet will be the … Read More ....

Pop-Up Cars

Pop-up-Car-1Children, especially young boys, love cars!

Pop up cars are great for talking about colors and car vocabulary. Get the children coloring their cars and then cut them out, fold and show and tell to the whole class! They will … Read More ....