Supporting Quality English Teaching

Listening activities

Listening activities

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Hello again everyone and a happy 2014. You've tried listening before, but here are some more. I hope you have successfully used some of the ideas from my previous blog. Perhaps you were inspired to create some of your own listening task ideas. If so, please add them here so other teachers can find out about them. After getting feedback

8 Fantastic Young Learner Listening Activities

8 Fantastic Young Learner Listening Activities

8 Fantastic Young Learner Listening Activities

Are you ready to roll? Well, I guess not always. We all know the feeling when nothing seems to make us awake and motivated. I'm sure your students very often feel the same way. Not long ago we wrote about energizing adult students, you can read about it here. Now we would like to share with you two activities that can be used

Blog Recipes for Successful Teaching

Blog Recipes for Successful Teaching

Blog Recipes for Successful Teaching

Blog  Recipes for Successful Teaching: Vocabulary and Grammar skills: Read the introduction and background to the Shock Stop activityClick, print, and take into your classroom here Read the introduction and background to the Flashcards - Stop, Look, and Listen activity! Click, print, and take into your classroom here  Read the introduction and background to the Vocabulary or Grammar Review

Exploiting homework

Exploiting homework

Exploiting homework

Hello One and All, If you don't have Cuisenaire Rods.... Well, we'd love to know how many of you have been searching out Cuisenaire Rods in your teacher's room since Agnieszka Lewandowicz shared Part 1 of her top tips for making the most of those blocks

Why don’t you try...

Why don’t you try...

Why don’t you try...

So teachers, do you or don't you?  I know that some do frequently, others occasionally, and others rarely (the last one is my category).  One of the liveliest discussions we've had on the blog was whether L1 in the classroom is acceptable or not. Today's focus on translation was inspired by an interesting blog post and discussion on Teaching