Month: August 2012

    Where to find it

    Where to find it   Photo by NS Newsflash This activity is a great way to use authentic materials in the classroom. I have used this activity in summer schools where I could get free English newspapers. However anyone living in a major city should have no problem sourcing newspapers.        Remember newspapers can be […]

    Teacher Class Survey

    “There can be no educational development without teacher development;….the best means of development is not by clarifying ends but by analysing practice.” Lawrence Stenhouse   Getting feedback from your students is vital in my opinion to develop as a teacher. While most institutions will require you to give your students a feedback questionnaire, these usually dont […]

    Describe and Draw

    Describe and Draw in the classroom. Describe and draw is yet another activity/game that I have had great success with. This allows students to practice listening and speaking skills alongside practice of prepositions and giving as much detail as they can in English.   I have used this with all levels and all ages from […]

    ESL Family Fortunes

    This game is a bit of fun and a good way to practice lexical sets of vocabulary. Its based on the popular U.K quiz show “Family Fortunes”. As in the orignal programme 100 people have been asked a number of questions. Their answers have been ranked 1 – 4. The team posed with the question […]