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How to use Roleplay in ESL - Eslbase.com Learning a language is a complex and long process as anyone who has tried will agree. One of the most difficult and frustrating things is making the transition from the classroom to the ‘real’ world. In the classroom, everyone knows you are a student and mistakes are allowed, and the environment is contained and safe. Speaking another language outside the classroom is completely different and often students are lost at sea as soon as they step outside the door.

10 tools for effective peer feedback in the classroom - Ditch That Textbook Providing feedback is an important skill. The ability to give meaningful feedback to our peers is even more powerful. Here are 10 tools for effective peer feedback in the classroom. Support for teachers and teacher educators The British Council is committed to supporting the use of technology for the continuation of education in a crisis. As many teachers find themselves in an unfamiliar situation of having to teach their classes online, with little or no experience, the British Council TeachingEnglish website is committed to providing as much support as possible to help you navigate your way through the world of online teaching. Below is a list of initiatives that we are currently providing, or planning to provide in the coming weeks. Insights and research Covid-19 insight reports

Teaching Your Adult English Class Online Published 19 March 2020 Our blog series continues to help English teachers move their classes online in view of many institutions being closed due to the Covid-19 virus. Today’s post is by Carol Rainbow, who offers suggestions for teaching your adult English class online. The virtual learning environment When teaching groups of adults online, planning for learning is slightly different to what you may have prepared for face to face class work.

7 Tips For Peer And Self-Assessment Christina Brown Christina is an Art and Design Teacher in a London secondary school. In her third year of teaching, she has also just completed an MA in Art and Design in Education at The Institute of Education (University College London). Christina is also a practicing artist... Read more about Christina Brown Teacher Support Pack - Global - 2 Cookies We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. Ideas for adapting group lessons to working on Zoom As has happened in much of Europe, Poland has now closed schools, universities and other places where people might gather in the hope of reducing the spread of coronavirus. Our school had its last normal lessons on Wednesday, with Thursday and Friday dedicated to training our teachers how to use Zoom. We start teaching on Monday 16th, so my total experience with Zoom so far has been in the training process. However, I wanted to share what we’ve done and some of the ideas we’ve had for our adapting our standard EFL face-to-face lessons, in the hope that others will be able to build on this. Useful links

Creative activities for Language Learners at home Introduction The British Council is committed to supporting the use of technology for the continuation of education in a crisis. As many teachers find themselves in an unfamiliar situation of having to teach their classes online, with little or no experience, the British Council TeachingEnglish website is committed to providing as much support as possible to help you navigate your way through the world of online teaching. Peer and self-assessment Learners are much better at giving each other accurate and sensitive feedback than we suspect, and this activity gives them the opportunity to demonstrate it. Divide the class into groups of three, composed of Student A, Student B and Student C. If your class is not divisible by three, you will need to make one or two groups of four, where some roles are doubled up.

Why register? Why register on TeachingEnglish? Registration on this site is totally free and allows you to interact with other users as well as add comments and download certain material. You can: Assessment for Learning So, what is AfL and why is it important? Can it improve students’ results? What does it involve? What is AfL? Teaching online - using your coursebook and ideas for breakout rooms About the webinar The British Council is committed to supporting the use of technology for the continuation of education in a crisis. As many teachers find themselves in an unfamiliar situation of having to teach their classes online, with little or no experience, the British Council TeachingEnglish website is committed to providing as much support as possible to help you navigate your way through the world of online teaching. This is the first in a series of three webinars, which offers guidance in key areas.

Concept Checking Questions (CCQs) – The Ultimate Guide to CELTA When presenting new language we have to be able to check that the students have understood the meaning, one way of doing this is to ask CCQs. Unfortunately our trainees often struggle with CCQs so I am going to attempt to simplify them here for you. Language item: I went to New Zealand last year. Assessment for Learning What is Assessment for Learning? Assessment Reform Group (UK 2002):Assessment for Learning is the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there. Assessment for Learning is also known as formative assessment.

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