Running Dictation I’m sure you all have at least some kind of experience with dictations in the classroom. Most of the time, dictations are considered boring and can get really frustrating for students, especially if they are still learning how to write in their L1. Here is an idea for practicing dictations and making them less painful. Running dictation is a type of dictation in which your students are responsible for it from the start. They should work in pairs and it goes like this: You should come up with a story that you will write on a piece of paper and hang it onto the wall in your classroom.
Using Movies in the ESL/EFL Classroom Jump to: - CATESOL-- Lights, Camera, Action! - Footnotes on Web Design - Blockbuster Methodology (Learning and Acquisition) - The Affective Filter Meets the Monitor - Vocabulary, Vocabulary, Vocabulary - Blended Learning - ESL for the 21st Century - Movies Bring Language to Life - How to Choose a Great Movie - The Streamlined ESL Movie Lesson - Showtime in the Classroom - Copyrights - Why Whole-Movie Lessons cost (only) $1 USD - Conclusion Humble Beginnings In 1996, I became an ESL instructor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. By 1998, I had also become an ESL lecturer at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena.
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Mobile One great way to put some fun into your ESL class is to introduce some timed activities – it’s amazing how fired up and competitive students get when they’re on the clock. 1Time to Write!For this writing activity, your students will write a story as a group. ESL Games for the Classroom Alphabet Shout Out Randomly choose an alphabet flashcard and award a point to the first student who shouts out a word beginning with that letter. Alphabet Writing Relay Divide and line up the students into two teams. Divide the board into two halves and have one student from each team run to the board, write 'A', then run to the back of the line.
Travel and Sightseeing: Directions Through Town (3) If you don't have a good map of the city you are visiting, you might have to ask a lot of questions to find yourself around. Look at the expressions below and be sure to understand the meaning of the places on the map before you begin the listening activity: Listen by pressing the "Play Audio" button. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often.
Jeopardy Style Review Game Creator The Instant Jeopardy Review Game has been designed and dramatically improved to make it the perfect review game for a wide variety of classroom uses. This tool is a fun and interactive way to review content in your classroom, meeting, conference, or other group setting. The new and improved version of the Jeopardy Review Game includes the following features:
Games in the English language classroom Learn About EnglishCentral Teaching English Magazine Read The Latest Newsletter Digital Downloads TESOL Certificate Supporter Games in the English language classroom Games are wonderful to use in our classrooms, a must. See below, many of the well researched reasons we should be using them in our teaching.