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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 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

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 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


Activities around the classroom: functional decorating

This came up in the blog about teaching classrooms with 40 students, and I, having just finished putting all my ideas together, thought it would be a good idea to start a new post and offer some of my own activities. The reasons why I decided to start decorating my classroom:

1. It was sparse to begin with and was just way to beige!

2. I wanted to give the students things to do in their own spare time.

3. I wanted to start using them as alternatives to punishments: just get the student focusing on something with English.

The results I've seen so far:

1. Students actually take the time to look at the student's board and see what has been produced by their peers.

2. Students will randomly start messing around with some of the wall activites (I've seen it most with the ABC touch to learn), but it's nice to see students come in and be interested in something without any help from the teachers.

3. The activities as alternative punishment keeps the recidivism down a little; students who are used to being punished don't really know what to make of just doing an activity. They're not sure if it's punishment or not, and they tend not to hold a grudge against it.

Here's my favorite one:


You can download the other ones here:

What else have you done with your rooms? Any activity plans you've been thinking of doing, but haven't gotten off the ground?

Downloads: 85

Comment by ddeubel on October 8, 2007 at 4:51am

Great practical reasons for decorating a classroom. It is also great to see students just naturally using their English (trying) without prompting.

Here are a few photos of my old classroom here in Korea where I had stations and the students would do a station in groups of 3. Dialogue board is a must!

Find more photos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0
By the way, I took a look at your Karaoke's . Wonderful and great stuff for kids.


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