BusyTeacher.org YouTube, as well as websites such as wikihow.com, instructables.com, and soyouwanna.com, have an incredible assortment of guides on how to do almost anything, from cutting up onions to making paper airplanes. In this article, I’m going to explain how to adapt a video tutorial into a listening lesson for your ESL/EFL classes. How-to videos contain a number of features which makes them perfect for exploitation in the ESL/EFL classroom: authentic English with natural pronunciation content that relates to everyday life a wide range of topics that can be used images and (in some cases) titles and subtitles which make the meaning clearer the pleasure of learning a useful skill and new English vocabulary at the same time The following sections will guide you through several steps of planning for using a how-to video in class.
Real Treasure Hunts: Cryptic Treasures: Treasure Map Coloring Pages Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Treasure Map Coloring Pages My nephew loves coloring pages dealing with pirates, maps, and treasure, so I figured there are probably lots of other kids out there that also would enjoy it too. Here is a collection of treasure maps that you can print out and color or draw on. Have fun!!! Lesson plans Functional language Mind-mapping social encounters – a generic lesson plan (shortlisted for Teaching English British Council Blog of the Month award). [worksheet] Listing advantages and disadvantages (A2). How to teach conversational lessons Hello, there. This post was written to share my favourite resources aimed at conversational lessons – both online and face-to-face. I hope you find it useful. The first minutes of the lesson are meant to arouse your students’ interest.
A lesson, focused on character description, using an excellent app I recently did a lesson which had a focus on character description. For my starting point, I used the short film, ‘Junk’. You can find the video below (thank you to The Literacy Shed for finding this great resource): Next, I asked the students to describe the character Jasper to their talk partners. After this, I handed out a silhouette which I had sketched of Jasper, and the pupils had to put sentences about his appearance on the outside and personality on the inside (see below for an example). Lights Camera Action Search for Ideas and Resources Filter Results Menu Lights Camera Action
8 Fun, No Prep Activities to Rock the New Year in the ESL Classroom – Get Up. Get Out. Get Lost. Coming back to school after the holidays is tough. Realizing the day before that you haven’t planned anything is worse. Lucky for you, I’ve stock piled a few simple no & low prep activities to get you through the first few days with secondary and the little dudes. And remember, they’re about as stoked to come back to school as you (ahem, not at all), so there’s nothing wrong with keeping day one light and fun for all involved! Since I see each of my secondary groups just once a week, I often spread New Year activities over a couple of classes. Where to find inspiring videos for your lessons? In this post, I am sharing my 10 favourite YouTube channels where I look for videos to use in my lessons or to recommend to my students. The channels listed below are suitable for teenage and adult learners, levels intermediate and higher. Why do I use videos with my students? I use videos for a number of reasons. It is one of my favourite ways to introduce the topic of the lesson, provide the context for discussion, and present relevant vocabulary or grammar. What is more, videos provide great material for listening and speaking activities.