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AlicePopkorn via photopincc As much as creativity is necessary in learning, it is not realistic to expect learners, who have never had the opportunity to think for themselves, let alone be creative in the classroom, to produce creative work from one day to another. Asking students to write creatively takes time. The three fairy tales which you can see on the left, are well known to many around the world and have become part of childhood references. Working individually or in pairs, learners begin by choosing the fairy tale they want to re-write. After choosing, they can read an example of a "fractured" fairy before developing their own.

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50 Holiday Related Activities For The ELT Classroom Since I’m busy making Christmas lists, thought I’d make a nice one to share with fellow teachers and inspire with a few things in my brain for teaching lessons related to Christmas. So here is my brain purge. Share and enjoy. My gift to all hardworking teachers. Top 100 Tools for Teachers While I was working on a best of the year Twitter tools post I come across this wonderful extensive list os some popular Twitter applications for teachers. I am sharing it with you below and looking forward to hear what you think of them. Enjoy Take control of your feed, schedule posts, and manage followers with these all-around great tools for Twittering teachers. TWEETDECK: Easily one of the most popular tools for Twitter, period, TweetDeck will help you organize feeds, find focus, even schedule tweets and manage multiple accounts.

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Making the right choices: ‘Lean On Me’ – On the same page Every word in the song “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers has been written into a grid with some distractors. Starting in the upper left corner, students complete the lyrics choosing one of the words available right next to the last word in any direction and using each square only once. To guide them through the process, the writing worksheet provides students with a few words in each line, including the first ones, which are also capitalised in the grid for easier reference. You may want to model and play the first two lines of the song so that the students can understand the procedure. Students will be practising a number of skills as they make their choices. Sometimes they will have to make decisions concerning subject-verb agreement, sentence structure, word order, or selecting the right preposition.

Blog – Emily blogs The benefits of reading with young children are well-documented, and it’s hardly ground-breaking to suggest that the more engaging the books, the more eager the reader. I’m going to focus here on picture books, why to use them in ELT and how to choose them. What are picture books? Why use them? 100+ Useful Expressions, Dialogs and Phrasal Verbs for SHOPPING! Whether you love shopping, or just shop when you need to, you can practice your English at the same time! Shopping is a great way to communicate with lots of different people, and it really helps to boost your confidence in speaking English! You might hesitate or make mistakes to begin with, if you’re a bit nervous, but that’s completely normal. You may even find it hard to understand what the shop assistant is saying to you, if you don’t understand all the words!

Over 1000 Free eLearning Resources Free eLearning Resources for eLearning Professionals One of the challenges that I had when I begun my eLearning career was to find useful and effective eLearning resources for eLearning course design and development. I am fun of Free eLearning Resources and of course Free Educational Technology Tools. Writing and Public Speaking - Why Every Writer Needs a Website by: Sabrina S Siracusa Why does every writer need a website? The most obvious reason--because every serious business has one! A website acts like your storefront. It tells your potential clients that you are in business.. How to Maximize Body Language Into Your Presentation by: Faizarul Madznan CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR TEACHING TEENAGERS It is important for you to prove during those first few days that you can maintain order and run a businesslike class. But now you must selectively relax those rigid standards. While teaching in class, you must let your sense of humor show through from time to time.

Topic-Based versus Task-Based Speaking Activities Speaking is one of the most valued skills in learning a foreign language. When you want to find out about the general knowledge of a person in a foreign language you usually ask DO YOU SPEAK (language)? I can’t remember ever hearing from someone if I could listen to English, on the other hand.

Useful links for CELTA Anyone following my blog will know that CELTA took over my life in August last year (2014), and will continue to dominate until the same time this year (2015). I’ve been building this list in my head for a while, and it’s finally time to get it onto the blog. It’s arranged into categories, with subtitles and topics in bold to help you navigate. There’s a lot here, so just use the bits you need as you need them rather than trying to look at all of them – if not, you’ll end up being overwhelmed! A quick way to find what you need it to press CTRL + F (CMD + F on a Mac) and type a key word connected to what you’re struggling with, like ‘TTT’, ‘instructions’ or ‘writing’ – this will take you straight to the relevant section.

About tekhnologic – tekhnologic I’m a language learner as well, and I try my best to find time to learn Japanese and French, although I am not always successful. Personally, I find reading is the best way to learn as I am absorbing vocabulary in context with a story and can notice grammar patterns. Why is my blog call tekhnologic? I wanted to originally name by blog technologic, but like most ideas, someone else had already thought of it first. Getting Students To Speak In Class Despite Steven Krashen’s famous methodology of language acquisition, in which he claims students must go through a silent period before they can speak, we know how anxious our students are to start producing the target language from day 1. This silent period is the time learners need to be exposed to enough comprehensible input so they can absorb the language and be able to speak it. It emulates what happens when kids acquire their first language.