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Dictation can be a fun way to practice English at many different levels. Here are three ways to incorporate dictation into your classes. 1) Phone Number Dictation Dictate your phone number very quickly. Then have students actually call you to see if they got it. This activity can also help students learn the rhythm we […]
Even our advanced students struggle with the distinction between “he” and “she”. At the beginning levels, resist the urge to gloss over the topic. And, when you hear gender mistakes at advanced classes, make it a point to to provide a few minutes of formal instruction. Here’s a fun activity to help with work on […]
Check out this link to the NYTimes. There are 183 questions with links to related articles. These could be great conversation starters or writing prompts.
Lee Shainis speaking at Ignite Boulder
Our students love dictation activities. Apart from being fun, they can be a great way for students to learn to connect what they hear with the way words look on paper. Using a short story you create, a portion of a listening exercise from the book, or a reading from the lesson, try one of […]
Conversation Rotation: Conversation rotation is a great activity to do using a dialog in the book. It works just as well with beginner students as it does with advanced. Here’s what you do: 1. Practice the dialog you want students to use. Depending on the level of your students the practice will need to be […]
We all know that correcting student errors is important. What’s hard is coming up with engaging ways to do it! Below you’ll find a fun review activity to make corrections and get your students moving at the start or end of class. 1. Write a list of incorrect sentences on the board. The sentences should […]
The question is worth being asked. We all know how overwhelming learning can be for our students. Start the year by simplifying your student’s learning. This great tip comes from the Cambridge Grammar and Beyond Newsletter. Read more here.
Ah, the dreaded question many a teacher commonly receives – “When do I use make and when do I use do?” So, here’s the tip – unless your student is ready for the complicated conversation, skip it! Unsatisfying? Yes. This, and so many other topics, are important, but their nuances make it really hard for […]