Fostering creativity and fluency with roleplays. For the past few months, we’ve been enjoying posts from Urs Kalberer on getting your students speaking.
Today, in the last post in the series, Urs has plenty of tips on how you can use roleplays with your learners to generate creativity and fluency. My third post on speaking activities is about roleplays. These create an imaginative situation where students slip into another role. This is especially appealling to teenage learners, who often shy away from expressing personal opinions. Roleplays help you to escape the context restrictions of the classroom and offer a wealth of information about the level of your learners. Super Teacher Tools. How Visual Thinking Improves Writing.
Younger kids typically love to draw and aren’t too worried about the outcomes of their artwork — until they get older.
By the time they’ve learned to read and write, art takes a back burner to academics, primarily because of what most schools prioritize. Over time it becomes harder for kids to think in pictures the way they once did. But what if students were encouraged to think in pictures alongside words? “There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. Writing for Visual Thinkers: Narrative Structures. Animal Jam - Meet friends, adopts pets, and play wild! Improve your pronunciation using Youtube. Ten dos for the IELTS speaking test. Is it OK to correct yourself in the IELTS speaking test?
Chris Pell, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post helping IELTS students with pronunciation, gives us his advice in the first part of his list of dos and don’ts for the IELTS speaking test. Do warm up What would happen if a footballer decided to play a game without running or stretching first? They would probably have a terrible game and maybe even injure themselves. Improve your pronunciation using Youtube. Language fail improved version! (does proper english some funny mistakes)[with subs]