ESL Group Speaking Activity: Language Centre Simulation

This is a great activity for groups (16+/adults, intermediate/upper intermediate). It covers various topics: education, jobs, communication. It teaches the students to co-operate, voice their opinion, it fosters creativity and gives the students enough room to make their own decisions and maintain a certain level of independence. It is suitable for groups of 4 or … Continue reading ESL Group Speaking Activity: Language Centre Simulation

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Group Activity For ESL/EFL Classes: Famous Stories With A Twist!

My students love creative activities, especially the younger kids and teenagers are always thrilled when we play a game or do some acting. I did this activity with students from 14 to 19 years. It was always a success. The best thing is, there is almost no prep and you can do it the whole … Continue reading Group Activity For ESL/EFL Classes: Famous Stories With A Twist!

Showing Is Better Than Saying. Role 4.

No matter how many times we tell our students to listen carefully, to pay attention, they ignore us too many times to ignore them. Sometimes, one example is better than giving orders, raising voice or inventing creative punishments. Our students want to be heard. We should learn to listen.  

The Power of a Story

People love stories. 100 000 years ago, human language started to develop and our ancestors started to share stories. It is something we have encoded in us, something that dates back to those times when hunters sat around the fire, telling tales of bravery ¬†and reliving the moments of victory over the animals that fed … Continue reading The Power of a Story