One way to make our classes more dynamic and provide for extra practice is to include game-like activities. This can easily be accomplished by using material from the book. Concentration (the Memory Game) can be played in multiple ways, and works well in both one-on-one and group situations. If you are teaching single students, you […]
When working with non-literate or low-literacy learners, it’s important to take one step at at a time. Make it relevant. Tie the topic to your student’s real life. think about how it is related to their children, their job, etc. Start teaching the alphabet beginning with the student’s first name. Once that is mastered, move on […]
Do your students need more reading practice? You can find easy-to-read illustrated stories for your students to read online at this website http://www.really-learn-english.com/english-short-stories.htm There are also videos for listening practice. Check them out at http://www.really-learn-english.com/learn-english-video-lesson-01.html
Check out the worksheet generator at http://www.tefl.net/worksheet-generator/index.htm. This allows you to easily create a variety of worksheets that you can print out.
Laura Houston has been volunteering with Intercambio for several years. She has found great success using picture books with her adult learners. Attached you’ll find a summary of how to incorporate children’s books into your classes, as well as suggested texts divided by level. How to Incorporate Children’s Literature into Adult Classes Picture Books for […]
This website offers useful activities for very beginning students who are low/non-literate. There is also a useful section on methodological considerations for working with students at this level.