Simple ideas for busy teachers
EFL Teaching Recipes
Simple ideas for teachers to use as classroom lessons
This is a classic TPR game (Total Physical Response) and gets the students up and participating, as well as learning actively.
The teacher (or a student(s)) instructs other students to do certain actions.
Ex. Simon says, “Touch your nose”! … Read More ....
This is a fun lesson. Lily is an amazing child and your students will be fascinated.
1. Choose a student and get the student standing at the front of the class. Place a map of the world at the front … Read More ....
Arts and crafts are great for young learners. Get cooking and using these “real recipes” to create some clay and play dough for language learning.
Get the students to challenge each other by moulding something while the others guess what … Read More ....
This game is also known as 7 up.
Select 4-5 students and give them a flashcard/picture.
All other students put their heads down and one thumb up. The other students go around the classroom and gently squeeze one student’s thumb. … Read More ....
This is a fun way to teach English “physically”.
Students spell words on the back of their partner who must guess what they wrote!
Also, do the same thing but this time, they write on the palm of their partner … Read More ....
Total Physical Response is a very active way to teach English. Young learners really enjoy it.
Basically review the content and vocabulary by having the students repeat your sentences and perform an action at the same time. ex. It is … Read More ....