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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




This is one of my newer games. Make your own by going to www.transl8it.com and entering the English text you are using (maybe your textbook text?). Transl8it will give you the text message version of this text. Next, copy and paste and print it out. Give it to students who will then transl8it! They can check their answers in their books!  See all the dialogues for the ppt below in karaoke HERE.

Also now available in flash - Dialogues   |   Guess the song


Also, another cool tool is the Cue Prompter. Paste in the dialogues and students can practice to a set speed.


In this song version or the dialogues - click the cell phone to get the audio to practice!

They will also enjoy this neat commercial LOL!

Of course play these games also!! Enjoy. I hope to make a few more soon.


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Awesome material! My middle school girls loved this...be sure to explain a few symbols and different vowel sounds..I started class off by explaining a few common chatting expressions like OMG and LOL...

Thanks for the positive feedback. I recently introduced this to some secondary school teachers and got some really good feedback also. Really easy to even put your course text into www.transl8it.com and copy / paste the resulting text message and give to students to "translate" . Then they turn to that page in the text and correct....

Eze az pi!

Here is a nice cell phone scramble game. Play the dialogue (or make your own). Students unscramble the dialogue to find out the teacher's cell phone number. First student / group to call, wins!
I used transl8it.com to help review English expressions that appear in the First Grade Korean Middle School textbook.
Christopher -

that's the perfect way to use it! It is really motivating for them and a great way to introduce new language/concepts/vocab prior to the lesson..... A kind of way to see what they know. It is also like a puzzle and challenge. I bet the students had fun trying to guess what the saying was based on the text messaging and the pictures!
Here are some handout dialogues which the students can transl8 and then check / practice.

An example for other teachers to follow. Just go to Transl8it.com and put in your own text (like from your course book). Press the button and you will get text messaging of it. Copy / paste / print and give to the students. They can "transl8it" and then check in their coursebook.

Works like a charm!
Here is a handy print out of these dialogues. Also , get the authentic voices on our Dialogue karaoke page.  (and from there get them in even handier form - in karaoke with the karaoke player for offline use).

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