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Forums, lists. Blogs Top. EFL in Erdenet. Task-based speaking. This is a speaking lesson on the theme of planning a night out that uses a listening exercise to provide language input.

Task-based speaking

Preparation and materials You will need to record two people planning a night out on the town. Pre-task (15-20min) Aim: To introduce the topic of nights out and to give the class exposure to language related to it. To highlight words and phrases. ESL Matt-erials. Home - ESL Ideas. Bettinghandout. Silent Cacophony. Welcome to Teaching Tip Tuesdays – The Table of Contents Please visit this page often as I will continue to update it every week with my latest teaching tip.

Silent Cacophony

Below you find the tips in the order they have appeared on my blog. The tips are also grouped by theme a little further down. I hope that you will find this series of posts useful in your classroom. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or would like to write a guest post for Teaching Tip Tuesdays, please leave me a comment below, send me an email, or get at me on Twitter Teachers helping teachers is what it is all about. 1. Posts by Theme will continue to be updated as well April Fools Day April Fools Day Art 5 Shading Techniques , Super Buck , Colour Wheel , First Day Craft , Don’t Throw That Out , Colour Families , Elementary Oragami (guest post) , Super Doors , Art Attack , Unscramble, Write, and Draw , Define Yourself: Word Collage , Visual (Drawing) Telephone , OK Go Primary Colours Assessment and Marking Drama Games Geography.

7 Ways to Error Correct - ELT Connect. Teaching English Games. Online TEFL Training ← No-nonsense, fat-free Online TEFL advice. Life in the Classroom Archives - My Life! Teaching in a Korean University. Life Beyond Gap-fill? In the 70s and early 80s, when functional syllabuses and communicative language teaching gained prominence in ELT, our profession was a relatively gap-fill-free zone.

Life Beyond Gap-fill?

For controlled and semi-controlled practice, students were usually asked to engage in A-B exchanges, role-plays or any other activity types that included some degree of choice, information / context gap, personalization and unpredictability. Even certain types of contextualized oral drills were considered more mainstream than “Fill in the blanks with…” way back then. If you’ve been teaching for more than twenty years you probably know what I’m talking about. Then Headway came along in the mid 80s, grammar made its humongous comeback and since then it has pervaded every crevice of our profession, for both the right and the wrong reasons, for better and for worse.

15 Quick Ideas for Using Hip-Hop in Class. If you are reading this post, you are probably an English teacher.

15 Quick Ideas for Using Hip-Hop in Class

I assume you’re a creative, open-minded person who’s ready to take risks and try new things in the classroom. Perhaps that’s the reason why you’ve been following ESLhiphop in the first place. You love the concept of teaching and learning languages with rap music, but you’re still reluctant to give hip-hop a chance. Instead of offering a complete lesson plan this week, I wanted to share a list of 15 activity ideas that you can use with your students right away. Boost learning by understanding human nature. 5 Teaching Practices I'm Kicking to the Curb. So many of us teach the way we were taught.

5 Teaching Practices I'm Kicking to the Curb

We may not even realize we’re doing it. And that means certain practices get passed down year after year without question, methods that are such a normal part of the way we do school, we perpetuate them without realizing there are better alternatives. Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations.Cult of Pedagogy. You’ve probably heard of — and maybe used — learning stations in your classroom.

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations.Cult of Pedagogy

With stations, teachers set up activities around their rooms, then have students rotate from station to station, performing each task. They are a wonderful way to provide variety and engagement in your classroom. Using Playlists to Differentiate Instruction. Listen to my interview with Tracy Enos or read the transcript here.

Using Playlists to Differentiate Instruction

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:52 — 62.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | In our never-ending quest to find better ways to differentiate and personalize instruction for students, we have plenty of options. I covered a lot of the basics in my Differentiation Starter Kit. Then last year we learned how math teacher Natalie McCutchen manages a self-paced classroom.

FluentU English Educator Blog. Home. Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 43 Links to Help. It's all around us.

Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 43 Links to Help

It's permeated Facebook, Twitter, all social media and the Internet. Yet I have seen adults fall for these hoaxes all the time. It's been hard for me to not say anything when I see these stories repeated and shared daily. Many times I have just referenced snopes.com. Yet people fall for this all the time. Below I have collected a slew of resources to aid teachers and their students with the task of spotting fake news.