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TEFL tips and ideas from a developing teacher

TEFL tips and ideas from a developing teacher

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Downloadable lesson materials 36 Questions to fall in love Level B1 upwards Skills: speaking and listening Language: Question forms (including slightly more complex B1 forms) Results on ReadWriteThink Home › Results from ReadWriteThink 51-58 of 58 Results from ReadWriteThink Sort by: Classroom Resources | Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing Timeline Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description. 25 ideas for using unit word lists in the classroom Many ELT series have unit word lists, either in the student book, or available in the teacher resources. However, few teachers make active use of these unit word lists on a regular basis. In an attempt to address this situation I have produced a set of 25 activities which teachers can easily incorporate into their regular teaching practice. All of the activities have the following three principles: they can work with almost any ELT unit word list;apart from the students having access to unit word list itself, they require only basic classroom resources i.e., pencil, paper, board and marker;they require no previous preparation from the teacher. Note: Unless otherwise stated, students need to be looking at the word list to do the activity.

ONE-SENTENCE GAMES More doesn’t always mean better. Smarter is better. One sentence may be as useful for teaching purposes as a wall of text with lots of words. My today’s post is a collection of one-sentence games (see Word Games if you’d like to try some games with words). The Teacher Treasury - Free Downloads Believe it or not, one of my 8th graders showed me this trick and it blew my mind! Some of you may be thinking, this isn't a useful resource because it doesn't help the student understand the concept of multiplying by 9 and that's understandable. However, I've taught 4th and 5th grade special education and little tricks like these are a lifesaver and confidence booster when students encounter multiplication problems. I really hope you find this helpful too. I'm not sure about you, but I have an account with a long list of websites that require usernames and passwords.

Non-Negotiables for Teaching English Learners - English Learners The other day, I posed a question to my Twitter PLN. I asked what their non-negiables were for teaching English Learners. The responses were overwhelming. Just imagine if we set aside time as campus or district teams to develop non-negiables and then live by them.

ESL Made Easy: December Topic: Human Rights Day December 10th is HUMAN RIGHTS DAY as proclaimed by the United Nations in 1950. Drafted in 1948 by a mix of representatives from around the world, the Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN to help protect all people in the world from oppression and discrimination. While this might be a sensitive topic for some of your ESL students, reading and discussing the 30 Declarations of Human Rights could lead to some stimulating conversations (and writing topics) on current world issues.>>> WARM-UP CONVERSATION QUESTIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS By ESL Made Easy: 10 ways to use tongue twisters in your class! I LOVE tongue twisters! Sometimes I am pretty good at them. I feel like I have an agile frog's tongue attacking sounds as they come.

10 Games and Activities to Practise Personality Adjectives. Ten entertaining ways to practise personality adjectives with activities for all ages and levels. In this post, you’ll find listening,writing, speaking activities and games to help students master this vocabulary. Blog de Cristina is also on Facebook. Follow us! This is me. Lesson plan money - EFL Magazine Money Vocabulary Activities Large collection of money resources Money: vocabulary worksheetAnswer Sheet Money Vocabulary – Which Word Goes Best? Virtually Anywhere Episode 1 PAUL: Hi Geeta. GEETA: Hello Paul. PAUL: Look, I know we haven't always agreed on things in the past ...

WORDLESS VIDEOS FOR ELT – ELT-CATION ELT-cation is turning 3 years old this month. And that takes the cake. Or a new post. Last year I posted a few games to celebrate the occasion (see Play & Learn Games); this year I’ve decided to throw a “movie night” party and share my favourite wordless videos. These films are: short (about 2-4 minutes) highly engaging, and appropriate for learners of all levels. 41 Flash Card Activities - Language Teaching Professionals Here is my list of 41 flash card games and activities you can start using in the new year! If you have an activity not on this list, help a teacher out and leave a comment! You can also download the pdf file from my website where I go into more detail about preparing cards. There will likely be activities you’re already familiar with and many, I’m hoping, will spark your interest.

Grammar – Present Continuous or Present Simple We use the Present Continuous; To talk about actions that are happening at the time of speaking. to talk about things that are happening around a present time. and etc… Follow the list for detailed expressions; Conditionals in English Zero conditional, first conditional, second conditional, third conditional. Detailed expressions and example sentences; Prefixes – Detailed Expressions A prefix is a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word. A prefix has meaning.