How to use songs in the English language classroom What makes for a successful song-based lesson? Adam Simpson, second-time winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post on conditionals (written with Paul Mains), explains. One of the big problems we all face, whether teaching English to children or adults, is maintaining learners’ interest throughout our lessons. Planning for the use of songs in class The process of selecting a song is one of the most difficult aspects of using music in a lesson. Carefully examine what it is you want your class to learn in the lesson Is this going to be a lesson focusing on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, or a particular topic? Think about the language level of your class The language level of your class will determine not only which songs you can use, but also what other activities – such as games or written exercises – you will use to develop the lesson. How old are your learners? Are there any specific cultural issues regarding the make-up of your class? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Preparation Time – Zero! | Psychology for Educators [And More] A lesson plan for all levels – in 10 ½ simple steps Preparation: Some fascinating recent studies have shown that on average teachers spend about 30 min preparing for each of their classes. Meanwhile other studies (conducted on planet Earth this time) show that such a time allocation may actually be unrealistic. This post is for teachers who live on planet Earth and who know that there are times when one may have to enter a classroom having only had a couple of minutes to prepare (not that such a thing has ever happened to me… ). It is in situations like these that one needs a simple, straightforward and easy to implement ‘reusable lesson plan’. [NB: This lesson plan is based on a presentation I gave some time ago. What you will need: To run this lesson properly you need to have a computer, a data projector, speakers and an ordinary internet connection. What is Breaking News English? What is Quizlet? Step 1: Pre-listening: [To follow the various steps on the BNE site, just click here]. ).
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ESL Movie Lessons | Movies Grow English | Watch movies, learn English 5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students | Owlcation I saved the best for last. My students requested this game more often than any other game we ever played. It's based on the old drinking game "Ring of Fire," modified for the classroom. Materials needed:A standard deck of playing cards, a whiteboard, 20-30 small slips of blank paper, and a bowl. The setup:Almost none! The activity:Before you start the game, hand every student two small slips of paper. The students will take turns pulling a card. Here are the actions I assign to cards and the penalties involved: K: Ask anyone. Q: Ask a girl. J: Ask a boy. 10: Ask your teacher! 9: Bunny ears! 8: Words. 7: Pick again. 6: Touch your nose! 5: Answer one question. 4: Ask the person on your left. 3: Ask the person on your right. 2: Answer two questions. A: Free card. Note: This is just an example of a setup I use for intermediate university level classes.
Lessons & Classroom Games for Teachers - Animal Crime Scene Investigator - A science and ESL lesson by: Regal Swan® Foundation, Inc. / theregalswan.com Expected Learning Outcomes Students will understand predation and how nature controls the over-population of species. Students will have an understanding of how crime scene investigation requires the.. TUMMY RUB, HEAD PAT - Game by: re Try to pat your head with one hand while rubbing your stomach in circular motions with the other hand. ESL Game - Concentration by: kr Title: Concentration Type: Concentration Game Target: Any vocab or conversation pattern Materials: None Procedure: Assign each student an answer to the conversation question or a vocabulary word... Classroom Games - Draw the Teacher, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe & More by: Lucas Kent Stand Up, Sit Down, Turn Around This is a great review game for shapes, angles and more. 1) Draw the various shapes on the board. 2) Point to each shape and say its name. 3) Students repeat the.. Second Grade Technology Lesson Plans by: Collaborator
20 More Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make We’ve covered 20 pitfalls of English before, but there are plenty more to look out for. Here are another 20 word usage mistakes that can trip you up. These words are easy to confuse not only because they sound alike, but because they both have to do with guarantees. To ensure is to make sure something does or doesn’t happen. To insure is to use a more specific type of guarantee: an insurance policy. Disperse is more common and has a wider range of meaning than disburse. Not many words in English end with ak, but flak does because it’s a shortening of a German word: fliegerabwehrkanone (anti-aircraft gun). Though alright spelled as one word is beginning to be accepted by a few style guides, it is still considered an error by most. The bated in the expression bated breath is related to abated. These words have similar pronunciations, but very different meanings. Illusion is the more common word and usually the one you want. To flounder is to flop around clumsily, like a fish on land.
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Seven steps to vocabulary learning You might expect that, after having been exposed to a word in ten, twenty, or maybe at the very most thirty, contexts, a learner will gradually piece together the word's meaning and start to use it correctly, appropriately and fluently. Classroom context Seven steps to vocabulary learning Conclusion Classroom context Of course we cannot expect a learner to acquire difficult words in the same way as a young child acquires their first language, but, perhaps as teacher we can somehow help learners to arouse their 'learning monitor' by, for example, providing rich contexts containing the target language and by giving our learners time to reflect on what the language item means. Seven steps to vocabulary learning Here are some practical steps that I have used to help my students. Step 1 I get my students to listen to the word or phrase in authentic-sounding dialogues Here are the dialogues I use for 'actually': Do you want a chocolate? Step 3 I discuss the meaning in plenary. Paul Bress
Engelska 5 - Nationella prov i främmande språk, Göteborgs universitet Här ges exempel på olika typer av uppgifter som har förekommit och kan förekomma i nationella prov i Engelska kurs A och 5 i gymnasieskolan. Proven i Engelska 5 kommer att ha samma övergripande karaktär och utformning som tidigare i Engelska A och samma indelning i delprov. De exempeluppgifter som finns för EnA är följaktligen också relevanta för En5. Provuppgifterna kommer framför allt från utprövningsmaterial som inte använts i prov, men också från tidigare givna prov, som inte längre omfattas av sekretess. Observera att Skolverkets kommentarmaterial till ämnesplanen: Om ämnet Engelska Generella bedömningsanvisningar Focus: Listening Flerval: Ten Journeys of a Lifetime Ljudfil (ca 14 min/13,2 MB) Bedömningsanvisningar Blandat svarsformat: The River Police Ljudfil (19 min/17,4 MB) Bedömningsanvisningar Matchning: Where are they Ljudfil (ca 9 min/6,5 MB) Bedömningsanvisningar Matchning: What's My Line? Ljudfil (ca 12 min/12 MB) Bedömninganvisningar Focus: Speaking Dilemmas Stay Put or Get Away A Good Life
Vocabulary Revision Strategies | Psychology for Educators [And More] 10 Simple Activities for Students of All Levels Which is the safest place to hide information? The CIA archives or a student’s vocabulary notebook? I would go for the latter, as the former will be opened eventually, some 50 years from now. Yet although we all recognise the importance of vocabulary revision, very few of our students do it. Why? Take 1 minute to think about the following 2 questions. How do your students record unknown words in their notebooks? Now compare your answers with those at the end of the article – any similarities? [Materials: This sequence of activities is based on a presentation I gave some time ago (see below). Why Vocabulary Revision Strategies? Increase learners’ awareness of how they learn/remember wordsEncourage good learning habitsHelp them discover the learning style that suits them bestMake them more independentEncourage them to become active learners The Activities Activity 1: Grouping. Activity 2: Pairing. Activity 3: Brainstorming. References
Testing Talk - Home What's new? 2014-10-30: Hurrah! Both Pia and Erica have been promoted to Associate Professors in English! 2014-10-23: Visiting scholar Silvia Kunitz has been with us for ten days. Many new papers in the pipeline! 2014-09-23: New publication out! 2014-08-25: Testing Talk is back in business! 2014-07-03: We are safely back in Sweden after a wonderful ICCA 2014, conference, where we presented a study of the systematics of codeswitching in EFL speaking tests. 2014-06-17: All speaking data from the national test 2014 have been collected and we conducted our final teacher interviews (round 1). 2014-05-25: Our proposed paper session "Diversity in language testing: Perspectives on L1 and L2 speaking, reading, and writing tests" has been accepted to NOFA 5, 27-29 May, 2015, Helsinki. 2014-05-23: First workshop series completed at all four participating schools. [More] Project description