#ELT Project Ideas for teens

Nice article and some great ideas for the new school year from the FabEnglishIdeas.com blog

Fab English ideas

Write a letter – last year we wrote a letter to the queen, who replied. This year we wrote to Harry, who apparently has been to busy to answer. So next year, rather than write one letter from the whole class the students are going to write one each, or in pairs, then we should get at least a few answers.

Series Club – The plan is to choose a series during our first meeting and then fix a regular date to get together and watch an episode and discuss it in English. Friday lunch usually works well, and the main rule of course is NO SPOILERS!

Book Club – This was hard to get off the ground last time as not many students could read whole novels in English and we wanted to read YA fiction, not easy readers. So the solution we have come up with is…

View original post 361 more words

My take on ‘Expert Interviews’

After a little break away from updating my site, here is my version of the well documented 'expert interviews' speaking and discussion class which I did with some of my groups a few weeks ago. In a nutshell, first students hear and watch a story of mistaken identity which resulted in a difficult interview situation.  After this first stage and looking at some chunks of language,  each student is allocated a topic in which they are to be experts and answers questions from the other class members. 

Halloween Reverse Taboo speaking activity

Image Credit: Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay.com A quick Halloween activity for the classroom aimed at intermediate and higher level  students with a focus on speaking fluency and revision of Halloween vocabulary. The idea for this activity came from a session I attended in September at the British Council's Annual Teachers' Conference in Bilbao.  Silvia Benítez and …

Kahoot homework

Image credit: kahoot blog https://kahoot.com/blog/2017/09/14/

Just a quick resource share and update, the engaging classroom game Kahoot has recently introduced a single player mode, or homework mode as they are pushing it.  This now means that students can engage with the quizzes independently as a homework revision activity outside of the classroom on a single screen. 

Quizlet Diagrams

A favourite website and learning tool of mine, Quizlet, has just added a new feature.  Now you can add diagrams for students to correctly label as part of learning sets.