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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


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Easy to Use Web 2.0 tools

Posted on October 16, 2010 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

When I went to the computer lab with my young learners, I realised that creating something using web 2.0 tools won’t very easy with them as I only see them once a week.

I’m just thinking about tools that don’t require registration and e-mail confirmation as it will be too time consuming. They are digital natives, I know but they are only good at playing computer games and as they are young learners they are slower than the teenagers. However, they are more motivated and enthusiastic.… Continue

Fun with Present Continuous Tense

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Sometimes I adapt activities from TV shows, games, etc.

The following activity is from a drama group called ‘Mahser-i Cumbus’. While watching their performance, I usually find great ideas for my classes.

It sounds a bit confusing but it really is fun.

Student A stands up and mimes. While miming she makes a sentence with another action.

Student B comes and mimes the action student A has just said but says something else.

The situation should look and… Continue

Just Improvise – A Quick Game

Posted on May 30, 2010 at 7:03pm 2 Comments

Sometimes my mind doesn’t allow me to enjoy the moment.

Last week a group of actors from a drama club visited our school and they performed with our students. They improvised in the school yard. They started with some warm ups and continued with a few short ‘games’.

While watching them, I caught my mind thinking how I could adapt them in my classes.

There were fabulous ideas and yesterday we tried one of them.

Level: intermediate and… Continue

A Journey in TEFL

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 9:00am 2 Comments

Games vs Handouts

Last week I explained how to reduce relative clauses into phrases to my 11 graders and they were all confused. Then I distributed the handouts I prepared for them to rewri

te the sentences. While doing the exercises they were bored and Moreover, they couldn’t get the idea.

The following day I played a game with them and they were more confident in the end.

The game…


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At 12:06am on January 13, 2010, Ellen Pham said…
Hi Eva,

Have you tried this link to the Blog Carnival submission page?

If you show me what blog post you want to submit, I can help you do it : )

Best wishes,


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