First Day : getting to know my students I’ve been teaching for a long, loooong time and one might expect I don’t have to suffer from first-class stress . But I’ve come to terms with myself and admitted that no matter how long I’ve been in the business , it is always going to feel like having a bull ( past the butterfly feeling) in my stomach. So again, I’m hunting books ,posts, and the Internet for ideas to use on the first day to get to know my students and to give them the first chance to use the language. By the way, these are the ones I used last year if you want to have a look ♥Interviewing your partner: Tell students they are going to interview four or five people they don’t know in the class. ♥Get to Know you Bingo: this one requires a bit of preparation but it’s not like you are already loaded with exams , is it? I would , of course, encourage follow-up questions when checking, with the students providing the questions- of course. ♥Who Am I..? ♥Five Questions.
EFL / ESOL / ESL Educational Songs and Activities: Song Lyrics for Teaching English as a Second Language These EFL/ESOL/ESL lyrics are available from a variety of albums: Songs that Teach Conversational English and English Vocabulary Action Songs Around the World – Jack Hartmann Can You Move Like Me? – Caroline and Danny Circle of Friends – Ron Brown Family Dance – Dr. – Music with Mar. – Jay Cleveland Jump for Numbers 0-10 – Ron Brown Jump, Jump, Jump – Jeanne Nelson and Hector Marín Stand Up – Skip West We Walk – Music with Mar. Alphabet The ABC Rap – The Gum Rappers Letter Blender – Music Movement & Magination Letter Sounds A to Z – Jack Hartmann Who Knows the Alphabet Sounds? – ABC's & Much More Animals African Safari – Diana Colson Baboon Baby – Diana Colson Do You Know These Sounds? – Jeanne Nelson and Hector Marín Doing the Flamingo Walk – Diana Colson Elephants – Diana Colson Giraffe – Diana Colson Lion Pride – Diana Colson Mosquito – Jeanne Nelson and Hector Marín My Fish – Jeanne Nelson and Hector Marín My Pet Turtle – Jeanne Nelson and Hector Marín Please Say Cheese (Animal Names and Movements) – Dr.
The English Smelter Using Songs to Teach English Larry Lynch tells us why songs should be an integral part of any EFL teacher's repertoire of resources. Language teachers can and should use songs as part of their classroom teaching repertoire. Songs contain authentic language, are easily obtainable, provide vocabulary, grammar and cultural aspects and are fun for the students. They can provide valuable speaking, listening and language practice in and out of the classroom. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. These are only some of the many reasons songs are useful in the language learning classroom. Prof. Comments What do you think of this article? Frank, you can use Beatles, ABBA and various country songs for your classes. Share this page Add your comment Ask a question about using songs in the Teaching and methodology forum
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Using music and songs Using music and songs Submitted by admin on 7 October, 2011 - 07:58 Music can play a really important part in the language classroom. It can change the atmosphere in the room within seconds. Songs sung in English are listened to around the world and students can often feel real progress in their level of English when they can begin to sing along to the chorus or even just to be able to separate what at first seemed to be a constant stream of words! Before bringing music into the class, it may be worthwhile to do a music survey or questionnaire to find out what the students enjoy listening to. Using music Music in the classroom doesn’t always mean listening to a song and using the lyrics in some way. Set the scene: If music is playing as students enter the class it can be a nice way to settle the group. Using songs Songs provide a valuable source of authentic language and there are hundreds of ways to exploit them in the classroom. By Jo Budden
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Creative Writing Lesson: Fictional Narratives Subjects English Language Arts -Creative Writing -Fiction -Narratives Grade Brief Description With this creative writing exercise, students use introspection and visioning to inspire a fictional narrative. Objectives Students will Explore narratives in fiction and journalism. Keywords Creative writing, creativity, fiction, narrative, brainstorming, visioning, introspection, imagination Materials Needed Writing utensils Notebooks Internet access Method of projecting videos for all-class viewing Method of electronic collaborative writing Lesson Plan Day 1 Use these two videos from TED-Ed to inspire students. How Fiction Can Change Reality - Jessica Wise (run time 4:29) Capturing Authentic Narratives - Michele Weldon (run time 3:18) Ask students to summarize the main ideas from the videos (e.g., how fiction influences cultural ideas and attitudes; how journalists capture authentic, compelling narratives that advance human understanding and connection). Day 2 Day 3 Think of an empty space. Day 4 and Beyond
Using Music in the ESL Classroom Music is the universal language of mankind.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When students make a major breakthrough in learning, it is music to a teacher's ears. There is nothing more rewarding for a teacher, than seeing their students smile and laugh while they learn. The same can be said for students. Students who are taught in a fun and creative way, love coming to class. Using music in the classroom is a great way for teachers to achieve success with L2 learners. Benefits of using Music Have you ever heard of anyone who doesn't like music? "Music stabilizes mental, physical and emotional rhythms to attain a state of deep concentration and focus in which large amounts of content information can be processed and learned." Techniques for Using Music with L2 Learners There are a variety of different ways to use music in the classroom. Suggested Activities Many teachers try using music once in the class, but forget to do it again. Teaching Kids with Music Tips for Using Music Effectively