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by ForumAngel
26 Aug 2010, 17:16
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: BOOKS/ WEBSITES
Replies: 14
Views: 22841

Re: BOOKS/ WEBSITES

Hi there, For one to one here is a great book of games for children and there is video demo to go with it, ideal for new teachers to see one way that things can be done: www.homeenglishteacher.com And then for groups and classes there are books of games, a preschool curriculum of games, songs and st...
by ForumAngel
26 Aug 2010, 17:12
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: Songs in language classes
Replies: 13
Views: 24359

Re: Songs in language classses

Hi there, To add to the good ideas on this post, here's a good article on using English songs in class with children. About half way down the article you'll find some practical tips on how to present songs and use them in class. http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/Articles/Using_ESL_Songs.htm All th...
by ForumAngel
26 Aug 2010, 17:07
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: A game for a multilevel class of 50 students.
Replies: 4
Views: 12366

Re: A game for a multilevel class of 50 students.

Hi there,
Check this article on multilevel classes - there are some games in there:

http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/Art ... vities.htm

All the best
Shelley
by ForumAngel
19 Apr 2009, 12:26
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Help! Games for young learners needing no resources?
Replies: 3
Views: 11320

Re: Help! Games for young learners needing no resources?

Hi there, I recommend using games with flashcards. If you don't have any pics then ask the children to draw them for you and use those. With a few pics you can play hundreds of great language games to learn and practise vocab and simple structures - basically anything. It's a bit like music, with th...
by ForumAngel
02 Dec 2007, 11:06
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Discipline and spanish children
Replies: 14
Views: 21440

violence breeds violence

Hi there again, Well done for taking some steps to take things in hand. In England we have an expression "violence breeds violence", and I believe that to be true. Therefore it would be logical that the more you shout at your class the more noisy they will be! You set the example of how to behave, a...
by ForumAngel
30 Nov 2007, 10:41
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Discipline and spanish children
Replies: 14
Views: 21440

try penalties for naughty kids

Hi there, I read your reply and felt as if I was standing in your shoes! With naughty kids like that, especially a bunch of spoilt brats, they just won't be able to play the games with too much movement, but there are plenty of games that can be played while students stay at their desks. For a start...
by ForumAngel
01 Aug 2007, 14:03
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Teaching English to 4 year old French Students!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 8715

Dear Jayne There is just the thing here: http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/3-5.htm The free mini-series will give you plenty of game ideas and a story. The games are written for small classes though, of up to 20 children, but if there are two adults you can always make two groups, or play as one g...
by ForumAngel
01 Aug 2007, 13:56
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Discipline and spanish children
Replies: 14
Views: 21440

Hi there, Check out these ideas - I hope they are of some help. Certainly if the other teachers do not maintain discipline it makes it harder for you, but it can be done. I KNOW it can be done because when I was in school I was so naughty, (what a nightmare for the teachers) but there was ONE teache...
by ForumAngel
01 Aug 2007, 13:48
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: teaching children
Replies: 7
Views: 12578

Dear Sabrina, The bilingual student can be a great asset for you in class. You can define an activity or game and then split the class in two and have the bilingual speaker take charge of the other half. It is quite normal otherwise for the bilingual child to be bored stiff, I mean wouldn't you be! ...
by ForumAngel
01 Aug 2007, 13:42
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: My advice to those of you teaching 4-5 year olds
Replies: 2
Views: 28917

Great job Masha! Here are some tips to include with your own, and there is a free story you can use too. More Tips: Preschool children have small attention spans so change your activities every five minutes or so because if they go longer than that, they'll start getting restless and you'll spend mo...
by ForumAngel
09 Oct 2006, 00:32
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Lessons planning vs using the Teacher's Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 6680

Well, it sounds like from your own experience that you know the benefit of making your own lesson plans. Here are my thoughts on the subject: When you plan your own lesson plans, as opposed to using just pre-planned lessons from text books, several things happen. One, you will know what you're teach...
by ForumAngel
09 Oct 2006, 00:17
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Reasons for doing TEFL course
Replies: 2
Views: 5365

I believe a TEFL certificate is invaluable and will certainly help getting a job, not to mention what you will learn that will make you a better teacher. Also TEFL is recognised the world. Even someone with a PGCE (post-grad qualification to become a teacher) would benefit from a TEFL because you le...
by ForumAngel
01 Oct 2006, 14:31
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Teaching 5 yrs olds
Replies: 3
Views: 11173

There are lots of games you can use to teach the vocabulary first. Here is one that would work well to help them learn the vocabulary. For five-year-old students, you probably want to stay away from writing activities. One thing you could do is get a variety of transportation toys and have them in a...
by ForumAngel
01 Oct 2006, 14:23
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Speaking Activities for Primary
Replies: 1
Views: 9563

For a fun game to practise speaking you could give some pupils questions and others the answers, or funny multiple choice answers. Tell the group that the multiple choice answers must match up and find their question. To keep the class on task have various incentives such as giving a time limit, whi...
by ForumAngel
01 Oct 2006, 14:20
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Do tefl courses really work?
Replies: 1
Views: 4583

I believe a TEFL certificate is invaluable and will certainly help getting a job, not to mention what you will learn that will make you a better teacher. Also TEFL is recognised the world. Even someone with a PGCE (post-grad qualification to become a teacher) would benefit from a TEFL because you le...
by ForumAngel
22 Sep 2006, 01:44
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: Interesting classroom activities
Replies: 6
Views: 26587

Here's a really fun review activity that the kids love. This exact example was given to me by one of my customers who is using and adapting my games: Have your pupils start about 4 feet from their "a/an" worksheet. Have three rows with 16 words in each row. On the desk where the children start they ...
by ForumAngel
22 Sep 2006, 01:36
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: really general novice questions
Replies: 1
Views: 4508

My recommendation would be getting a TEFOL certificate. I believe a TEFL certificate is invaluable and will certainly help getting a job, not to mention what you will learn that will make you a better teacher. Also TEFL is recognised the world. Even someone with a PGCE (post-grad qualification to be...
by ForumAngel
22 Sep 2006, 01:33
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Lesson Planning??
Replies: 1
Views: 4745

Here's how I plan lessons... First of all, please note that I don't like following textbooks lesson by lesson so I end up creating my own lessons (even though I sometimes use textbooks as a guide or resource for the students). When I first started planning lessons, I used a lesson plan form that hel...
by ForumAngel
31 Aug 2006, 18:19
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Large classes - 65 students. Help! Any ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 20174

Have you considered setting up stations around the room with different activities? They'll be able to move around even with the fixed desks and be able to look forward to the next activity. Here is a way to separate them into groups: You can do things that are different than just numbering off or ca...
by ForumAngel
26 Aug 2006, 18:13
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Lesson preparation
Replies: 3
Views: 14364

Hi Laura, As an English teacher, I'll give you an overview of how I started planning lessons and how it has evolved. First of all, please note that I don't like following textbooks lesson by lesson so I end up creating my own lessons (even though I sometimes use textbooks as a guide or resource for ...