It’s a games games games games games games TEFLtastic world for kids- Flashcard and drilling games By the kind of happy coincidence that only happens once in a blog lifetime a reader has mentioned they are looking for some flashcard games (see Ana’s question below), a friend has asked me for some kids’ games for a workshop, and I happen to have all the ideas already written up for a book proposal I wrote a few years ago. Flashcard and Drilling Games Introduction One of the main reasons why parents and education authorities want children to start learning foreign languages early is so they can pick up correct pronunciation while their brains are still young. Especially at the younger ages, correction has little effect and children pick up correct pronunciation as they hear and use the language many times. The problem then is that children have short attention spans and can quickly become bored with doing the same thing again until they get it right.
India: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities One-third the area of the United States, the Republic of India occupies most of the subcontinent of India in southern Asia. It borders on China in the northeast. Other neighbors are Pakistan on the west, Nepal and Bhutan on the north, and Burma and Bangladesh on the east. The country can be divided into three distinct geographic regions: the Himalayan region in the north, which contains some of the highest mountains in the world, the Gangetic Plain, and the plateau region in the south and central part.
Mrs Recht's Virtual Classroom Teaching Resources I've been teaching ESL/EFL in France for 10 years now. I have a passion for all things technological and have had a blog to share my lessons for 8 years now. I started creating engaging lesson plans and sharing them online. The most downloaded lesson plan is Welcome to Hogwarts. I want my pupils to develop communication skills so I implemented collaborative groupwork in all my classes in 2013. I feel literature should be taught really early even in ESL classes so I recently made a few novel-based lessons. Cultural Differences - AlienTeachers has moved to www.alienteachers.wordpress.com - Once they have done this in their groups pair the students up and have them share their information with one person from the other group before creating a master list on the board. - Put the students back in their groups and have them discuss what we can learn from these tips about how Korean people view foreigners and what type of foreigners these tips seem to be aimed for. - Now ask the students what they think about the language used to give advice, would they have phrased any of the advice differently?
India Lessons, Worksheets and Activities Home > A to Z Resources > Theme: India India aka the Republic of India is located in South Asia. It's an extremely populated country with more than 1.2 billion people. readings - English in Gambier 6 janvier 2009 2 06 /01 /janvier /2009 15:29 If you want to read the first chapters of the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer, just click on the covers ! Twilight (released in October 2005) (from You can also listen to anotherTwilight extract here:
group talk Top 5 tips to encourage Spontaneous Talk in the MFL classroom It seems like the ultimate challenge for the MFL teacher is to plan and create opportunities for spontaneous talk to occur in the target language. Greg Horton has developed Group Talk – ‘an award winning project to encourage students of MFL to use target language in an authentic and spontaneous way’. See video. Diwali In each set there are a number of resources for whole class work, small groups and independent workers. There are symbol - supported stories, text onlystories, information sheets, recipes, crosswords, word searches and many more." Gratitude: a free downloadable lesson A free downloadable lesson, based around an authentic video. Research shows that feeling grateful for what we have and the people in our lives is a key factor in feeling happy. The video shows a group of people carrying out a task designed to increase their happiness in this way. It’s quite moving. Suitable from Intermediate/B1+, the lesson starts with a short text to introduce the topic and get the students thinking about how people recognise and celebrate gratitude in their cultures.
India country profile - Overview India is the world's largest democracy and according to UN estimates, its population is expected to overtake China's in 2028 to become the world's most populous nation. As a rising economic powerhouse and nuclear-armed state, India has emerged as an important regional power. But it is also tackling huge, social, economic and environmental problems. Talk2Me English : The world's 'English Mania' TED talk by Jay Walker: High intermediate video lesson Why are so many people trying to learn English? Is it mania or is it a necessity? Is the world obsessed with learning to speak English? India Timeline The Indus Valley civilization develops around the valley of the Indus River (now in Pakistan). Its trade is based on crops grown on the fertile river plains. It reaches the height of its power and is larger than any other ancient empire, including that of Egypt. The Indus Valley civilization collapses, possibly due to severe floods or a change in the course of the Indus River. Around 1500 B.C. The Aryan people, who come from the region between and including India and Europe, invade India from the north.
British Slang If you’re planning on visiting London in the future, you might just want to familiarise yourself with some British Slang expressions that are very commonly used by the British. They will be very useful particularly if you’re likely to be socialising with Londoners. 1. “Mind The Gap”