Class introductions using Wordle and word clouds

Levels: elementary to advanced.
Ages: teens; adults.
Type: using word clouds to generate discussion and build rapport.
Skills: reading; writing; listening; speaking.
Language focus: grammar – textual cohesion; any other grammar and vocab points as they arise. Continue reading Class introductions using Wordle and word clouds

Holocaust Memorial Day lesson for lower-level learners

Levels: beginner to low pre-intermediate.
Ages: teens; adults.
Type: listening for gist and detail; speaking (sharing information).
Skills: listening; speaking; pronunciation (intonation patterns and individual sounds).
Language focus: vocab re family relationships & personal feelings; any other grammar and vocab that arises. Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day lesson for lower-level learners

First Lesson: Low Level Ice-Breaker

Levels: beginner to low pre-intermediate. Teachers with higher level classes might want to use my friend Jackie’s interview lesson, which you can find here.
Ages: teens; adults
Type: conversational; “breaking the ice”
Skills: listening; speaking; pronunciation (intonation patterns and individual sounds).
Language focus: introductions; any grammar and vocab that arises. Continue reading First Lesson: Low Level Ice-Breaker

DIY Board Game

Levels: strong elementary to advanced.
Ages: kids; teens; adults.
Type: board game; conversations.
Skills: listening; speaking; writing; pronunciation (difficult phonemes).
Language focus: question forms; vocab revision. Continue reading DIY Board Game

Vocabulary Bag Stories and Poems

Levels: strong elementary to advanced.
Ages: kids; teens; adults.
Type: using vocabulary bags.
Skills: listening; speaking; reading; writing.
Language focus: vocab revision in different contexts; register. Continue reading Vocabulary Bag Stories and Poems

Revision games – prepositions of place and movement (40 minutes)

Levels: strong elementary to pre-intermediate.
Scope: kids; teens; adults.
Type: drawing; TPR; basketball.
Skills: listening; speaking.
Language focus: prepositions of place and movement; linking words/phrases. Continue reading Revision games – prepositions of place and movement (40 minutes)

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