You may feel the lack of inspiration for your language class activities. Look here to get some fresh online teaching ideas and online resources for March.
- Try a homonym quiz here: http://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/homonyms-quiz
Reading and discussion resources
- TOPIC -Academy Awards are ‘for white men’ (20th January, 2015) http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1501/150120-academy-awards.html – ready-made reading exercises for better understanding and learning new vocabulary
- includes: WARM-UPS, BEFORE READING / LISTENING, GAP FILL, COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS, MULTIPLE CHOICE – QUIZ, ROLE PLAY, AFTER READING / LISTENING and others
- TIPs for SC+ users: copy and paste these tasks into the SmartClass+ Media Teacher app in your computer, create a digital exercise and share it with your students. Students can reach shared resources using the SC+ app on their devices. Recommended templates: TEXT – Multiple choice, TEXT – Fill in the Blanks, AUDIO – Recording tool (to practice reading)
- This is a great article written by Adam Douglas. It’s amusing. Use it to let your students understand the nature of English people. Let your students have a discussion about the stereotypes of different nations: http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2015/01/17/means-english/
- video to support the article topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF2fZ2iOXhk
Do you believe in stereotypes yourself?
- an article – EXTINCT JOBS– You may have noticed that there are some new jobs which didn’t exist 20 years ago. This article is about extinct jobs. It’s quite fun and a pretty cool conversation topic: http://www.boredpanda.com/extinct-jobs/
- Discuss with your students what they would do for a living if they would have to live in that era.
Sharing experience with other teachers
- TOP Facebook pages for English teaching. If you don’t use Facebook you should know that you can easily get in touch with other teachers there and get some cool teaching ideas. Some people say that FB can be dangerous but I think that it is dangerous only if you give it the chance to be dangerous. I think, it’s a great way to find some good tips beyond your school doors. Have a look!
- Teaching English Asia – British Council
- Teaching English – British Council Turkey
- Teaching English – British Council Kazakhstan
- Teaching Resources by Laura Candler
- Real English by Michale Marzio, a Real English team leader
- Rachel’s English by Rachel an experienced ESL teacher who creates videos covering various topics in American English pronunciation
- Teaching Ideas by Mark Warner
- English Jokes
- Songs for Teaching
- SmartClassCommunity by SmartClass Team to feed you by online teaching ideas
Preparation for IELTS
- Do you need to prepare your students for the IELTS? The letters stand for the International English Language Testing System. It is a test designed to measure your ability in the four skills of writing, speaking, reading and listening. Free online Exam Preparation: http://www.ieltsbuddy.com
- more resources for the IELTS exam here: http://reflectiveteachingreflectivelearning.com/2015/01/24/useful-ielts-websites/
I hope this post will inspire you! The next set of useful links will be published next month.
I’m a translator and language enthusiast. I’ve been working with adults and youth for ten years now. I love sharing experience and enthusiasm with other people.