Basic Conversation Qs (beg / preint) These worksheets can be used as a speaking activity. Students work in pairs and take turns in asking the questions. It's good if you as a teacher to circulate and monitor their work. At the end, highlight any mistakes that you heard. The two blank cicrcles should be filled in with students' own questions to ask each other. The second worsheet is more challenging as it requires more grammar knowledge. Wonderful Free Templates to Create Newspapers for your Class Earlier this year we wrote about web tools teachers can use to for their classrooms. This post turned We have selected for you today a host of awesome templates for your Power Point presentations. These are basically newspaper templates provided by Newspaper.net for free. If you want to create a newspaper for your class, you can do it through one of these templates. The procedure is very easy.
Non-verbal classroom management tips This is the second post in the new series I’m introducing on The Cornerstone called Real Teachers, Real Tips. Each month, I’ll invite one educator to share a few classroom management tips that have worked in his or her classroom. I’m hoping to feature a wide cross-section of teachers from all different parts of the world, at all different grade levels, in all different teaching scenarios. Want to be featured here? Just fill out the guest blog form! August’s featured teacher is Tammi Pittaro, a super talented educator who’s been in the field for 35 years!! Study shows that people who speak two languages have more efficient brains (Bigstock) By Tanya Lewis November 18, 2014 People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests. Scientists have long assumed that the “bilingualism advantage” — the enhanced ability to filter out important information from unimportant material — stems from how bilingual people process language. The new study confirms that assumption and goes on to suggest that bilingual people are more efficient at higher-level brain functions such as ignoring irrelevant information, said Ellen Bialystok, a psychologist at York University in Toronto, who was not involved in the research. Working harder
Sounds: The Pronunciation App Practise, practise, practise! Work how you want to work – practise listening, reading, speaking and writing. Vocabulary Wordlists Look up and listen to over 650 words in the Wordlist, then record and compare your own pronunciation. Interactive phonemic chart Tap on a symbol to hear the sound, or tap and hold to hear an example word. Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation. Follow the instructions and talk about some of the photos Write The language used here for comparing and contrasting / speculating is also useful for writing discussion / argument essays.
ESL Interactive Fun Games for Classroom Practice ESL Powerpoint (PPT) Games If you are the type of person who prefers to have games on powerpoint or as printable handouts, we have been thinking of you. We offer board games, powerpoint games and more for the classroom and one to one teaching. They have made my lessons fun and I have no doubt yours will be fun too. Added to the good news are the templates we offer that you can use to create customized games for your classroom and teaching.
Transition Time.... It's like Hammer Time for the Classroom No.... not really but it got you to click, right?! Hiya there Peepers Shuna here I hope everyone is getting settled into the new school year. Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern There are two other TED-Ed lessons related to this topic: How languages evolve and How did English evolve? (a lesson that fills in some of the details that we omit here due to the fact that the focus of this lesson was further in the past). There is still a great deal of debate about Indo-European, most importantly about the location of the homeland. To read more about this debate, there are classic books by Mallory and Renfrew, as well more recent works by Anthony. Then, read these articles by Bouckaert et al.
Giving Opinions Four Corners ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun class activity, students practice expressing and defending their opinions. The teacher places a different sign (Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree) in each corner of the classroom.