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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

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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

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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

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This is a nice activity to do with all ages, levels but works best with YLs and beginners. 

1. Write some numbers about your own life on the board.

2. Ask students to guess from the numbers what they say about you the teacher. 

3. Provide the handout and give students 10 minutes to complete - adding numbers and sentences/drawings about their own life. 

4. Put students in small groups and have them share information about themselves. 

5. As a whole class - finish by having students state some interesting things they found out about other classmates. 

You can also show / read the book on Gif Lingua prior as an example for the activity (or as a teacher write your own book there!). 

Here are a few more ice breaker ideas/resources.  Also here|  here  and here 

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Here is another activity - All About me. 

Really nice and works. Several options with these worksheets.

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