There are over a billion football supporters scheduling their lives around football matches. After all, football is the most played and most watched sport on earth. So why not bring the beautiful game into the classroom? Tekhnologic and ELT-Cation have worked together to show you … Continue reading The Football Game
I am not against vocabulary lists or word banks as a way to review what you have studied, but I am curious why they are used so often to introduce new language. As a language learner myself, I am fully … Continue reading Don’t show lists, focus on words!
A review is an important part of the lesson, but students can feel intimidated if you ask them what they studied in the previous lesson. They may struggle to say what they studied, they may give you unexpected answers, or they may … Continue reading Jigsaw Phrases: A Quick Review Activity
This week I have been thinking about setting achievable goals for class discussions, so I turned to an old classroom favourite. Tic-Tac-Toe (also known as Noughts and Crosses) is a very versatile classroom activity and it can be used for vocabulary, … Continue reading Tic-Tac-Toe – Setting Discussion Goals
Word Jumble is a great activity to introduce example sentences and it allows students to think about sentence structure. It appears in several activity books and I have come across it in various course books as well. In ‘Five-minute activities’ … Continue reading Word Jumble: Practicing sentence structures
The last week before Christmas is always full of festivities. Continue the fun with a Christmas Quiz. I originally created this Christmas tree design so I could have a tree in the classroom without the hassle of having to carry … Continue reading Christmas Quiz!
As we get closer and closer to Christmas, it’s nice to use Christmas songs and carols in classes. A common classroom activity is to arrange the lyrics to a song. This is a popular activity because the students have to think … Continue reading Christmas Songs: Tired of cutting? Try sorting!
One of my favourite teaching books is Drama and Improvisation by Ken Wilson. There is an activity from this book called ‘Actions and Locations,’ which you can find on page 37. I have enjoyed using this activity in my lessons … Continue reading Random Choices!