There are times in every lesson when we want the students to work in pairs or small groups. For practical reasons we tend to ask the students to pair off with someone sitting to their right or left. For an uneven number of students in the class, the teacher may pair off with a studentContinue reading “grouping students”
One of my main sources of research to keep abreast of new Internet tools and resources for the ESL classroom is Larry Ferlazzo’s great blog, which I highly recommend checking out. About a month ago, Larry suggested using Mad Libs in this blog entry to lead to a performance as opposed to just using it for the studentsContinue reading “Mad Lib Theater”
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This is one of my favorite activities for students who share a common language other than English. This activity falls under the acronym of KISS (keep it super simple). The teacher won’t have to do much, apart from weaving things around (I’m just stating the obvious). Ask your students to look through language that theyContinue reading “word challenge 1”
There are a handful of websites where you can get conversation questions arranged by topic. These seem to be the most popular ones, prompted by an “esl conversation questions” search query on Google. – Conversation questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom – ESL Conversation questions – ESL Discussions – TEFLpedia – English Current – ESL GoldContinue reading “skeleton questions”
My name is Daniel Martin. I am an English teacher trainer and writer of methodology books and materials for English teachers. Over the years, I have observed…