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Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 17, 2018. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10, 2018. 79 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


One super great, amazing activity for students (Intermediate / advanced) is to research and present to the class about a famous person. 

I prefer to really leave it open and not narrow it down (inventor, movie star, writer, politician etc ...) but it depends on your class and topic. 

Here are a few great templates to help students organize their research about a famous person.

Also, students can study the language and learn about Famous people in this Gif Lingua book.

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This template to research an obituary would also be helpful. Same idea but students research a person who has died and write their obituary - also present their life to the class. 


Here are some cards for celebrities / famous people. Use to assign a famous person to research. 

Or use just for guessing games. Students walk around class and have to guess who they are (tape to the back of their shirt). Or just pick up a card, describe and see who guesses first!

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