ESL Role-play Cards (Intermediate - Advanced) Set 3 - English Current English Current ESL/EFL Role-play Cards (Intermediate/Advanced) – Set 3 (Note: Set 1 can be found here: ESL/EFL Role-play Cards Set 1 and Set 2 here: Telephone Skills Role-plays) ESL role-play cards are great for warm-up, improving communication and negotiation skills, and making a lesson fun. Here is the latest (and probably last!) set containing 8 role-play scenarios. The majority of them are for telephone communication. ROLEPLAYS-ESL speaking activities: communicative activities for oral fluency These speaking activities include ESL role-plays (roleplays), Find someone who... speaking activities, information gap activities, examination rubrics for ESL oral tests, and discussion questions. Most of these are ESL speaking activities that I've created, used, and liked. Brazilian & American cultural difference - a roleplay in which a cultural misunderstanding must be overcome in order for the speakers' relationship to move forward. Intercultural communication conflict resolution - a roleplay for introducing and practicing the 4 cross cultural conflict resolution steps. Personal questions - students practice conflict resolution when one asks questions that are considered personal in the other's culture. Eating in Korea - an American is surprised to find that in Korea people share one bowl of soup.
How to Start a Conversation When You Have Nothing to Talk About (with Examples) Edit Article Sample HintsStarting Your Conversation Edited by Anthony J. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: 800 FREE Speaking Worksheets Learning to speak a new language is definitely a challenge. It’s very difficult for your students to do if they don’t practice on a regular basis. Luckily, you need to look no further because BusyTeacher.org has the tools to help your students practice their speaking - and want to do it, too! Let’s face it, students aren’t always jumping for joy at the opportunity to speak a language they aren’t 100 percent comfortable with. Students can be hesitant to speak for a wide variety of reasons - fear of mistakes, peer pressure, or lack of self-confidence are some of the main factors.
Free Split-Flap Classroom Timer Tool Need to time something longer than 60 minutes? Click here This is also available as a Classroom Countdown Tool More Sharing Services41 Help:Not much to know, just let the timer run.If you need to restart from zero, simple reload the pageNeed to time something longer than 60 minutes? Click hereYou can pause or resume the clock with the blue and white pause/play button Speaking strings Speaking strings Submitted by admin on 15 May, 2008 - 13:49 This tip is for a game which is really useful for getting shy students to speak. Banish Blithering Blabber: 6 Must Have Components to a Perfect Conversation Lesson There is little worse for a teacher than walking away from class feeling as though your lesson has been a flop. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. And perhaps the most challenging ESL class to feel good about is conversation class. How do you know if students really got the point of the lesson? If they really completed it successfully? If was just a bunch of people talking.
Some Great Tools for Transcribing Audio and Videon Content May 27, 2015 Transcription softwares can be costly and hard to operate. This is particularly the case with those pro tools employed to transcribe lengthy audio and video recordings. Researchers use them to transcribe their data into textual input for analytical purposes. Examples of such tools are provided in at the end of this post. For teachers and educators looking for simple and easy to use transcription tools, we would suggest the following: automated speech to text apps or audio players designed for transcription works. 1- Automated Speech to Text apps
FCE Speaking Activity - ESL Kids Games : ESL Kids Games This week’s post focuses on a great way to practice speaking with higher level teens and adults. It is especially good for practicing part 4 of the FCE speaking exam, but can also be used for any speaking practice with higher level students. Activity Time: 5 mins + Materials required: A copy of the printable. One card per student. Giving Opinions - ESL EFL Teaching Resources Really? ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 35 Minutes In this enjoyable group activity, students play a guessing game where they give true or false opinions about famous people or things. After reviewing how to ask for and give opinions, the students are divided into groups of three or four. Each group is given a set of cards. Each card contains the name of a famous actor, actress, singer, TV show, film, website, etc.
ESL for Young Learners - by Marama Carmichael - R.I.C. Publications R.I.C. Publications > Class ideas K-3 > ESL for Young Learners – by Marama Carmichael The teaching of ESL early primary students is an aspect of teaching that is not often considered. Language Materials A CLASS PROBLEM WE HAD AND HOW WE SOLVED IT A DECISION ABOUT THE FUTURE THAT I¹M AFRAID TO MAKE. ANALOGIES ANNOUNCEMENT AUTOBIOGRAHY (SELF INTRODUCTION) AN EMBARRASSING PREDICAMENT I SOLVED. AN ENEMY I NOW HAVE FOR A FRIEND. A GOOD OR BAD HABIT I PICKED UP THIS YEAR. A PART OF MY FUTURE THAT I¹M AFRAID TO THINK ABOUT. A PERFECT PLAN FOR MY FUTURE WOULD BE....