Not everyone will always do it, and some students may never do it, but homework can be a valuable addition to your class. To help you and your student get the most from it, here are some tips for dealing with homework. Be consistent. Your students will learn more if they commit to doing homework […]
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 […]
Almost everyone loves music, so songs provide us with a fun and engaging way to introduce or practice new structures and vocabulary. Many students struggle with phrasal verbs – those confusing verb + preposition combinations, so teaching them through music can be a great option. Check out the videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/jjenglishlessons/videos (Thanks to our volunteer Minna […]
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 […]
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.
A link to Teaching Techniques from the Internet TESL Journal includes links to articles on teaching techniques such as conversation incorporation, classroom management, culture, grammar, motivation, etc.
This website provides the full text in chapters for the Fun with Grammar text by Suzanne Woodward. The book is a great source of communicative activities to practice grammar concepts.
What is better than learning and food? Combine them with this Recipe for English Learning.
The telephone: any Language Learner’s nemesis. No gestures. No expressions. No physical hints. Just words. Help your student conquer the Telephone with this tips.
The ELT Notebook blog is written by an ELL teacher. Her posts are organized (on the right side of the page) by topic and she offers a wealth of knowledge.