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by andrewberlin
20 Nov 2018, 13:36
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: Fun game for teaching present perfect and pp continuous
Replies: 2
Views: 2476

Re: Fun game for teaching present perfect and pp continuous

Stand up if you've ever... is my favourite activity for teaching present perfect.
by andrewberlin
20 Nov 2018, 12:56
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Teaching phonemics
Replies: 2
Views: 1809

Re: Teaching phonemics

I don't directly address the phonemic alphabet, but I play a minimal pairs game to help students identify and distinguish between troublesome sounds.
by andrewberlin
06 Jul 2017, 17:28
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Coursebook for seniors
Replies: 4
Views: 6474

Re: Coursebook for seniors

I finally decided to go with Empower for my next class. I took in a selection of possible books and they thought it looked the most suitable.
by andrewberlin
10 May 2016, 12:01
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Starting an EFL class - help!
Replies: 8
Views: 15637

Re: Starting an EFL class - help!

I think the book Learning Teaching by Jim Scrivener is a very accessible overview of current EFL thinking with lots of practical examples. I found it to be a bit more readable than Jeremy Harmer's book.
by andrewberlin
24 Apr 2016, 20:07
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: how to create a crossword
Replies: 4
Views: 7582

Re: how to create a crossword

I find puzzlefast.com relatively straightforward and for creating half crosswords (for a very nice speaking activity) halfacrossword.com
by andrewberlin
24 Apr 2016, 20:03
Forum: Business English
Topic: Any coursebook you recommend for Business English?
Replies: 5
Views: 10499

Re: Any coursebook you recommend for Business English?

In Company starts at Elementary and is mostly pretty decent for a Business English book, I haven't used the Elementary edition but the later levels have a lexis focused approach.
by andrewberlin
24 Apr 2016, 19:45
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Coursebook for seniors
Replies: 4
Views: 6474

Re: Coursebook for seniors

Good question, I have been teaching a group of 70+ seniors for a few years now and have cherry picked my way through several books. I found that Headway (B1 and B1+) was the most appropriate for them, I'm looking at Innovations and Global as possible next options.
by andrewberlin
24 Apr 2016, 19:41
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 9829

Re: Recommendations

I'm not sure if we're allowed to plug our own sites here, but eslgames.com is focused on providing activites for teachers of adult learners.
by andrewberlin
24 Apr 2016, 19:39
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Tips for conversational group/Icebreakers needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 9067

Re: Tips for conversational group/Icebreakers needed!

I would have them introduce themselves and talk about what they are hoping to get from the course, why they are there, etc. Then I would definitely give them some kind of getting to know each other activity where they get to know at least one other student and report back what they find out. Some ac...
by andrewberlin
24 Apr 2016, 10:08
Forum: Business English
Topic: Teacher Training at Berlitz and other renowned language schools
Replies: 2
Views: 12666

Re: Teacher Training at Berlitz and other renowned language schools

My experience at Berlitz was that most teachers had nor prior qualifications and then took part in a four or five day workshop. There was no further training.
by andrewberlin
22 Apr 2016, 10:49
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: "UPPER-INTERMEDIATE" ADULT READING?
Replies: 3
Views: 14801

Re: "UPPER-INTERMEDIATE" ADULT READING?

What are they interested in? Upper Intermediate students should be able to cope with a lot of real-world texts, find something interesting and use that as a basis for your lesson.
by andrewberlin
22 Apr 2016, 10:46
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: coursebook teachers' guides
Replies: 6
Views: 4074

Re: coursebook teachers' guides

I almost never read them but I collect some of them because they often contain useful photocopiable activities. Headway, Cutting Edge, Speakout all have pretty good teacher's resources in the back of the book.
by andrewberlin
22 Apr 2016, 10:01
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Book for new teachers
Replies: 9
Views: 7204

Re: Book for new teachers

I would second the Learning Teaching by Jim Scrivener, it's a good overview of the differing methodologies with lots of practical examples. Some of these books can be a bit dry, but this one is very accessible.
by andrewberlin
20 Apr 2016, 11:13
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: Terrific New Vocabulary Game Site
Replies: 7
Views: 14486

Re: Terrific New Vocabulary Game Site

If you're looking for non web based vocabulary games, more suited to adult learners, I have put together a collection on this page: http://eslgames.com/vocabulary-games/
by andrewberlin
19 Feb 2013, 22:21
Forum: Games & Activities
Topic: Warm Up Exercises?
Replies: 13
Views: 122184

Re: Warm Up Exercises?

I just wrote a list of [url=http://eslgames.com/no-prep-warm-up-activities/[/url] on my blog. I hope there's something there you can use.