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World Cafe Method Drawing on seven integrated design principles, the World Café methodology is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue. World Café can be modified to meet a wide variety of needs. Specifics of context, numbers, purpose, location, and other circumstances are factored into each event’s unique invitation, design, and question choice, but the following five components comprise the basic model: 1) Setting: Create a “special” environment, most often modeled after a café, i.e. small round tables covered with a checkered or white linen tablecloth, butcher block paper, colored pens, a vase of flowers, and optional “talking stick” item.

Circle games They are mostly used with young learners, but teenagers will play them and so will the right kind of adult class: one that doesn't take itself too seriously. What are circle games?Why and when? FCE Speaking Test Part 3 Useful Phrases (with examples) Getting Started Which one shall we start with?What do you think, Bob? 10 Brilliant TV Series to Improve Your English Speaking and Pronunciation The root of successful language learning is undoubtedly motivation. If you are motivated, determined and have a clear aim, success is almost guaranteed. Like everything, it takes time and lots of practice. Without living in a country full of native speakers it can be really hard to immerse yourself in a language!

Classroom Activities to Encourage Critical Thinking – Greek Teachers in England The ability to think critically is especially important in our day and age as more and more students seem to be lacking the skill to filter the information they retrieve on a daily basis. As digital citizens, they acquire knowledge from online resources which might be limited or superficial at times. Thus, the tricky question posed is how we, as educators, can spur critical thinking and authentic communication so that they can later develop 21st-century competencies, such as collaboration and problem-solving. What is Critical Thinking? Critical thinking is a term describing the ability to process, question and analyze all these information students receive from official and authentic grounds, i.e. the school and the online environment, respectively.

A BIG List of Prefixes and Suffixes and Their Meanings A prefix is a letter or a group of letters that appears at the beginning of a word and changes the word’s original meaning. A suffix is a letter or a group of letters that is usually added onto the A suffix is a letter or a group of letters that is usually added onto the end of words, to change the way a word fits into a sentence grammatically. Teacher talking time Teacher talking time (TTT) is the time that teachers spend talking in class, rather than learners. It can be compared with student-talking time. One key element of many modern approaches is to reduce the amount of TTT as much as possible, to allow learners opportunities to speak, and learn from speaking. ExampleA teacher monitoring students working in groups completing a discussion will probably do fairly little talking, limiting themselves to clarification of the task and offering language when requested. The same teacher leading an inductive grammar presentation will probably talk more, as they explain, illustrate and check understanding.

9 Free Murder Mystery Games for Your Dinner or Party These free murder mystery games will make sure you have everything you need to throw a murder mystery dinner or party, without having to spend the usual $20-$75 to buy the party kit that you'll probably only use once. These games are good for 6-28 guests, so you should be able to find a great game no matter what the size of your party. Each game includes character descriptions and scripts so your guests will be ready to get into the game. Some of the free games also include free invitations, name tags, props, and more. Here are some other spooky party games for adults, silly adult party games, New Year's Eve party games, and escape room party ideas that you may want to incorporate into your murder mystery party.

Lexical exploitation of texts However, authentic and near-authentic texts are an excellent source of collocations and other lexical chunks, and it is worth spending a little extra time on a text to draw learners' attention to these. Why draw attention to lexical chunks? Exploiting reading and listening texts for lexical chunks ListeningReadingRecycling collocations Conclusion Why draw attention to lexical chunks? An adult native-speaker has hundreds of thousands of pre-constructed chunks at his disposal. Students need to be trained to record and learn chunks, rather than just individual words, to enhance their fluency and produce more natural-sounding language.

Pearson's online database of ESL teaching tools: worksheets and handouts by cdsavvidis Jun 8