Here is a game I made up on the spot today to review time with my young learner class (6 year olds). Over the last couple of weeks we covered routines and telling the time (o'clock, half past, a quarter past and a quarter to). For this activity you will need: a whiteboard a whiteboard … Continue reading Game to review time with young learners
In an Adrian Underhill video I watched recently, he starts off by saying that one of the aims of the workshop is "to take pronunciation out of the head and turn it into a physical activity". He goes on to say that he considers one of the problems with teaching pronunciation is that it is often … Continue reading Tongue Twisters – 5 benefits
For the Reflection and Action (RA) stages which are part of the Professional Development Assignment (PDA) a DELTA candidate has to decide on parts of their development they want to focus on. This all starts on the DELTA Orientation course and can be teaching skills you want to improve or things you would like to explore. … Continue reading Experimenting with Pronunciation
I like teaching word stress. I have various ‘go to’ activities for noticing and practising word stress – stuff like this: Using Cuisenaire rods Humming the stress pattern Fist pumping when you say the stressed syllable Building vocab based on stress and word formation – tasks like these activities from Book of Pronunciation: and… […] via … Continue reading Here’s a post by #eltplanning. Used this activity today. Successful and engaging!
At the end of one of the units in our coursebooks I ran out of ideas on how to do some fun revision. I find that with teens it's always hard to find something they will be motivated to do and use the language previously learnt. In the school where I work we have just introduced … Continue reading Board games – get them to make them?
On Sunday I had an informal chat with a colleague about new ways to teach pronunciation as I am bored of the same ways I teach it and get students to practice it. Here are a few ways he told me he uses this in his classes: TPR - Get students into groups of 3 … Continue reading Informal chat on pron
A few months back I had to teach a lesson around the topic "museums". I found it hard to find something I thought my students would like. That's when I came up with this idea. I used this with a higher kids class (pre-intish) and they seemed to really enjoy it. I was actually pleasantly … Continue reading A lesson on stolen art