Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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Helping your students to spell

Helping your students to spell

Spelling is the proper way to write a word, using the correct order of letters. Quite often this aspect of language learning and teaching is a little neglected. Kids are supposed to ‘develop it with time’, adults nowadays can rely on spelling checkers of various kinds. However, at certain moments proper spelling is crucial. When,...

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Furniture (worksheet for kids)

Furniture (worksheet for kids)

In this lesson, students will learn some items of furniture and prepositions of place. They will practice listening, writing and speaking skills.  Age: 8-9 years Level: beginner Time: 45 min Lesson type: vocabulary, listening and speaking Number of students: 2-8 Materials: worksheets, flashcards, videos from YouTube, audio files Furniture (a worksheet) Furniture (teacher’s notes) Татьяна...

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Basic Assumptions of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Basic Assumptions of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

The growing interest in English requires the need for a new approach to its teaching.  This new orientation is called English as an International Language (EIL). In this article we will discuss several assumptions which characterize the main approaches to be taken while teaching English.  English is an international language As an international language English...

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Pancake Day lesson ideas (Elementary-Pre-Intermediate)

Pancake Day lesson ideas (Elementary-Pre-Intermediate)

We all love “tasty holidays”. Pancake Day is one of them. It’s celebrated on the 25th of February. Here are some ideas that will help you to organize an amazing lesson suitable for teenagers and adults (Elementary-Pre-Intermediate level). Let’s start! Lead-in Show these pictures to your students and ask whether they can explain the difference...

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Production stage with kids

Production stage with kids

The final goal of learning any language is fluent speaking. Young learners study lots of new vocabulary and grammar topics during the lessons. As a rule, after grammar or vocabulary presentation the students practise the material in the exercises (controlled or semi-controlled practice). However, sometimes it’s a real problem to organize appropriate freer practice with...

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“Friends” comeback: lesson ideas (Pre-intermediate+)

“Friends” comeback: lesson ideas (Pre-intermediate+)

Have you heard the news or maybe the rumors that “Friends” is coming back? Would you like to discuss it with your students? Here we suggest several ideas to use in your classes. The activities will help your students to practice their reading, listening and speaking skills, to explore ideas and exchange information, to develop...

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Coronavirus (lesson plan)

Coronavirus (lesson plan)

In this lesson students learn more about peculiarities of the coronavirus outbreak, reaction of the world. They also expand their vocabulary, develop their listening and reading skills, practise speaking for fluency.  Age: 16+ Level: Intermediate + Time: 50 mins Lesson type: Listening, Reading and Speaking Number of students: 3-8 Materials: a worksheet, Youtube videos Coronavirus...

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Classroom games for practising adjectives with kids

Classroom games for practising adjectives with kids

While nouns and verbs form a basis for conducting sentences, adjectives add details and make these sentences longer and more ‘beautiful’. Teaching and practising adjectives with kids may bring lots of fun and great result if you use proper games. Let’s provide you with some essential and effective ESL classroom games that you can apply...

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