Word Searches 3.0

Don’t do the dull, regular word search, word find, unless absolutely necessary. Why not do one that promotes more learning? Here is how.

Give each student a blank word search. Depending on your wordlist, theme, unit of study – get … Read More ....

Guess The Ad

Commercials are high-quality materials to use in the language classroom. And they are copyright free!

Just play a commercial that doesn’t show the product until the end. Pause and have students guess what brand/product is being sold.

Here are a … Read More ....

Play. Pause. Repeat.

Video based lessons needn’t be complex.  For language learning they can be as simple as providing students with a simple task while watching and letting them “take in” and negotiate the meaning of the language in the video.

Prediction is … Read More ....

50 Christmas Ideas

There are so many things you can do for Xmas lessons. Xmas movies or videos. Write Xmas cards. Give imaginary gifts. Play Xmas games like bingo or Jeopardy. Decorate the class. Sing carols, even karaoke. Hum and guess the carol! … Read More ....

Use Your Imagination

Creative thinking is central to all teaching. Here is a good idea to prompt students and get them to take their minds into different places.

Provide some lines, dots on a piece of paper. Or use this template ELT Buzz Read More ....

This Or That Game

This is a super easy game to play. Students vs teacher or in pairs student vs student.

Provide a This or That handout. Choices for students to make about the teacher or their partner. Here is a free one about … Read More ....

Free 2021 Calendars

Calendars are great to use in the classroom. Students can personalize them and learn about the important dates of the English world and for the school year.

Give students a big piece of chart paper and assign each group a … Read More ....

Stand Up If

A fun listening and getting to know each other game for the class or even online (in the video conference, students can “raise your hand if ..”.

Read out statements and students stand up if they answer yes to the … Read More ....

Home Scavenger Hunt

One sterling activity to engage students studying remotely is to do a home scavenger hunt.

Students have X minutes to find the objects and then report back and “show and tell” with other students in the video call. A nice … Read More ....

Quizlet – An Instant Digital Platform

I’ve been enamored by Quizlet ever since the mid 2000s when Andrew, a teen put the site up to help with his French studies. It’s grown to become one of the largest educational websites in the world.

ELT Buzz Teaching … Read More ....