Tag: Teaching English

Jumbled sentences: An authentic ELT task?

Jumbled sentences: An authentic ELT task?

Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr Betty Lanteigne from LCC Klaipeda as a guest lecturer at the university where I work. She gave a talk in our 'English Linguists Circle' with the title "Unscrambling jumbled sentences: An authentic task for English language assessment?" and it got me thinking about several questions... and … Continue reading Jumbled sentences: An authentic ELT task?

Review: Successful Group Work – 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills

Review: Successful Group Work – 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills

Many teacher manuals encourage the inclusion of group work in class activities, naming benefits including increased productivity, creativity and motivation. Still, to make the most of group work tasks and these advantages, teachers and learners must be aware that working in a team involves navigating certain challenges, which some basic training can help with. In her … Continue reading Review: Successful Group Work – 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills

7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 6) Seminars & Workshops

7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 6) Seminars & Workshops

So, day and way #6 in this series on CPD for ELT teachers. So far, most of my ideas for CPD activities were things you could do at home, or at least pretty close to home - most from the comfort of your own sofa! For example: Blogs (1st March) Reflection Groups & Learning Networks (2 March) … Continue reading 7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 6) Seminars & Workshops

7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 5) Professional Organisations

7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 5) Professional Organisations

For those who are keeping up, this is blog post #5 in my series on CPD for ELT teachers. If you've missed the previous days' posts, you can find them by clicking these links: Blogs (1st March) Reflection Groups & Learning Networks (2 March) Magazines & Journals (3 March) Peer Observation (4 March) And now for number five: Professional … Continue reading 7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 5) Professional Organisations

Polite Language Practice

NOTES FOR TEACHERS 1) Get students to read "Would you be so kind" or a similar text (best done at home) & to make a note of key phrases. The text "Would you be so kind?" can be found here: http://www.karriere.de/service/would-you-be-so-kind-108655 2) In class, brainstorm the phrases they can remember and discuss which are interchangeable, … Continue reading Polite Language Practice