Really simple to do. Just play a clip of a movie and prepare some discussion questions on powerpoint.
Questions can be simple comprehension or can be more indepth, it’s up to you. You can put students in pairs, small groups … Read More ....
Choosing Students – Chants
Mickey Mouse is the perfect way to choose a student in class. Unlike Einie Meanie Minie Moe, it allows the students to actuall participate in choosing themselves, so the teacher can avoid any “blame”.
It goes like this. For each word, point … Read More ....
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.
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.
Play the video … Read More ....
Not like the other things
Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0
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 ....
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 ....