Over the last few years, I've created a number of really neat games / quizzes that test teacher knowledge, and metaknowledge about language. Many can also be used with students and test what I call, "language awareness" - how well they recognize other speech patterns and how knowledgeable they are about the global presence of English.
Here are the games/quizzes/presentations:
The "easier" version that plays an accent either from a native or non - native speaker and asks you to select who is speaking. 10 quick questions.
The "difficult" version of that above but all depends on your own experiences/knowledge. 10 quick questions to name which accent is heard.
This is a tough one. You have to listen to an excerpt of the first article of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights read in one of the languages of the UN. Which one is it? Different lengths of quizzes. Try the short challenge, version first!
4. Who Is Speaking?:
Using audio from the cool site - Speech Accent Archive where people from around the world read a similar passage. Great for comparing and with this quiz, you get two photos and have to choose which one you think is the speaker. Meant to get teachers/students thinking about their own linguistic/cultural biases!
Simple presentation to test how well teachers know all the "alphabet soup" in our profession. TOEIC, ELF, ZPD etc .... How well do you know all these acronyms and abbreviations?
New native speaking teachers often have a hard time with this. Not easy to know all the parts of speech, uses and complexities of this vast subdiscipline. This short quiz will let you know if you have the basics to explain to students about grammar and talk competently about English language grammar.
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