Classroom Language For English Teachers comments, 43.5k shares, -26 points I’m your new English teacher. I’ll be teaching you English this year. Word formation activities: -ence and - ance suffixes In this post, I am sharing two activities which help practice forming nouns ending in -ence and -ance suffixes. They are suitable for levels B2 and higher especially for exam course (Cambridge First and Advanced). The task Word formation activities prove challenging for B2 andC1 students, especially when it comes to similar suffixes such as -ence and -ance.
10 Tools & Resources for Developing Writing Skills Over the last couple of months I've found and written about a number of really great tools and resources to help improve our students' writing skills. This is a collection of links to reviews of ten of the best. 1. 5 Creative New Ways to Teach English as a Second Language As a volunteer ESL instructor and tutor, my methods have frequently been grounded in traditional worksheet and conversation exercises. Often, my older students are working towards dual fluency in English and technology, while my younger students are “native users” of computers and smartphones. English mastery—and more importantly, confidence—is still built on a solid foundation of speaking, speaking, speaking, but I relish the opportunity to introduce technology into my lessons. Why?
PolyAlphabetic Cipher Program The Polyalphabetic Cipher (often referred to as a Vigenère) uses a KEY which determines which letter in a cipher alphabet is used to create the ciphertext message. Normally, the cipher alphabet is 26 letters arranged alphabetically (a-z). This program can use a cipher alphabet of up to 39 characters and they can be arranged in any sequence desired. There is no limit to the number of characters in the KEY. It also allows a ‘codemaker’ to create a polyalphabetic cipher system of his own design and has a crib dragging function for cracking polyalphabetic ciphertext. The PolyAlphabetic Crypto Program is extremely flexible and a very useful crypto tool. THE GAME OF YOUR LIFE What did your parents call you when you were little? North or South? What did you want to be when you were little?
Recipes for the EFL Classroom Hello there! I am a teacher, CELTA Trainer and Academic Manager based in Cambridge, with most of my EFL career spent in Italy. On this blog I’ll be sharing activities I have found successful over the years. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there is also a culinary theme here, the years in Italy must have rubbed off on me. 6 ways to make English part of your everyday life Get Premium Lessons at a 33% discount! If you don’t live in an English-speaking country, it can be hard to make progress because you don’t have many opportunities to use English in your regular daily life. What can you do if you’re not surrounded by English? I have some good news:
RealLife Radio #75 – Bodily Functions and Sounds Describing sounds can be a very difficult thing to do, especially in another language. In this episode of RealLife Radio you are going to learn the names of the most common, and sometimes most unpleasant, body noises and bodily functions. Also, you’ll hear the story of the creepy homeless pickup artist, and the difference between recommend and suggest. Episode 75 Click here to get RealLife Connected Speech Lessons & become a member of the Fluency Circle Words You’ll Learn 200 Icebreaker questions - The only list you'll need. Share on StumbleUpon0 shares on StumbleUpon Here is our list of icebreaker questions that are perfect for getting a conversation going. Have a look through and choose the icebreaker questions that you think will work best for the person or people you are talking to.
Emily Hird – Emily blogs Many teachers choose to incorporate traditional songs and rhymes in their English teaching. But what are the advantages of this? And are there any drawbacks to using this kind of authentic material? Why use traditional songs and rhymes? How to choose suitable songs