Category Archives: "Writing"

7 Jan, 2013

Wordle In The Class

A very happy New Year and a welcome back to you all. 2013 is a new year and I have many fresh ideas to start the term anew. So, what is a Wordle? A Wordle is simply a word cloud that can be great resource to teachers. This post will look at a number of […]

25 Nov, 2012

5 Ways To Use Music

This post will look at 5 ways to use music music in the classroom. Music is a great way to introduce a theme, change the mood, teach vocabulary or even just inspire a class discussion. Music can be a great way to tap into students’ interests. The following five ideas are a great way to […]

18 Nov, 2012

5 Whiteboard Games

This post looks at games that can be done with just a whiteboard and marker and can be a great way to revise and practice English. Expanding Text Activity Time:  10 minutes + Materials required: Whiteboard and marker Number of students: 2 + Skills practiced: Writing. Level: All levels Method: 1. Write a verb on the board e.g “Go” 2. Ask students […]

4 Sep, 2012

Curiosity Ideas

 The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds… France, Anatole No one can deny the importance of curiosity in learning. But as teachers how do we integrate curiosity into the ESL classroom? This post is going to offer some suggestions as to how you can create […]

27 Aug, 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 […]