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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19. 76 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

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Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10. 4 Replies

Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue

Tags: teaching, methodology, language, l1

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 16. 80 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling




Lots of Halloween resources for your teaching here! Scroll through all our pages. 

1.Get our Halloween teaching pack in Digital Downloads and see books for Halloween on Gif Lingua Books.

2. See these videos in our video section.

3. Students can studythis book on Gif Lingua or practice Halloween related video lessons on EnglishCentral. 

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Here is a nice presentation of the song/story  - The 13 Days of Halloween.  Songsheet included. 

Download the video reading of the book for offline viewing. 


Here is a nice intermediate/advanced booklet of reading and other activities about Halloween. 


Here is a nice worksheet reviewing the history and meaning of Halloween. Plus, use the blank wordfind for students to put in their own words, make the sheet and challenge a friend to complete it! 


A nice Big Board game to play with students. 


Here is a great book on Gif Lingua  about superstitions. 

Teachers register to download worksheets for most books (we are updating all books soon). Also download ppt and epub versions of the books. 


Scary Movies.

This is a nice book on Gif Lingua Books - on a Halloween theme.  Students can study the quiz / flashcards for all books by clicking "Study".  Here is the one for this book. Teachers - click on the link on each study page to go to the quizlet set and print out flashcards, tests for each book! View the tutorial, it's easy!

Teachers - register to download ppt/epub versions of all books (wait after clicking for it to generate, takes a moment). Also, worksheets where available (right now about 50% of books - working on full coverage of the 2,000 + books). Example of worksheets attached.  Here is an example (you may have to resize some images),, what you get as downloads. 


Here are a couple videos and associated worksheets for teaching students about the history of Halloween. Compare with today. 




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