As promised, here are many many more ideas on using a coin in TEFL, published in English Teaching Professional (EtP) magazine but available for free with added links to worksheets for my regular reader here on TEFLtastic. I would have … Continue reading ?
Two new articles with many teaching ideas and a few photocopiable examples on two brand new pages on the topic: Abbreviations games/ worksheets page – NEW PAGE Acronyms games/ worksheets – NEW PAGE
I’ve been writing an article on games using coins in class (coming soon), and it reminded me of this once all-time favourite game which I haven’t used in a while. Students take turns making questions using the grammar and/ or … Continue reading ?
Can’t believe that it’s taken me 10 years, but have finally made dedicated pages for comparative adjectives and superlative adjectives, making the original page a much more manageable selection of materials combining the two forms: Comparative adjectives games/ worksheets page … Continue reading ?
Four new(ish) articles and the first few of many new colour worksheets on my much expanded colour vocabulary page, with everything from lots of colour word recognition activities for the young ones to discussion on the topic for adults, along … Continue reading ?
Just put up a new worksheet using this, one of my favourite ideas for practising tricky points which are different to think of other practice for, such as: – collocations with words like “get” and “take” – phrasal verbs – … Continue reading ?
Made a new list of every index page on TEFLtastic. There are quite a few! If you like all this reorganisation work and would like more, please support TEFLtastic. All index pages A to Z Academic applications games/ worksheets – … Continue reading ?
As part of the on-going reorganisation of TEFLtastic, am trying to make a complete list of the games/ worksheets index pages. That’s taking longer than I thought, but have done it for the most popular pages, namely grammar: Other grammar … Continue reading ?
My new favourite topic is teaching opposites, starting with the obvious hot-cold and big-little, but then using that simple idea to teach gradable and extreme adjectives, comparatives, appearance words, verbs, and all sorts. Two new articles and many worksheets on … Continue reading ?
Not particularly good timing, but as part of the continuing polishing up of my Classroom Materials pages, have created a page of relevant links to articles and worksheets on needs analysis, language reviews, discussing language learning experience and tips, etc: … Continue reading ?
While fixing the several hundred links to the Englishclub.com articles mentioned below, I also found a whole load more broken links to fix, to which I have two reactions: “So sorry!” and “Why did no one tell me???” Anyway, it’s … Continue reading ?
Thanks to a reader comment, I’ve just noticed that all of my articles on EnglishClub.com have slightly different addresses. I’m going through one by one trying to mend the links, and if you find any please let me know and I’ll … Continue reading ?
As part of the big reorganisation mentioned below, created a fair few new index pages full of lots of lovely worksheets. Here they are, A to Z: Auxiliary verbs page Cambridge Proficiency Speaking page ed and ing adjectives page ESP … Continue reading ?
Thanks to the kind (and hopefully satisfied) people who bought a copy of my book, I’ve been able to turn down some particularly undesirable cover lessons and instead finally spend some serious time on sorting out TEFLtastic, starting with the naming and … Continue reading ?
Teaching business meetings and academic discussions to Japanese learners means sooner or later having to deal with their real weak point – turn taking. I’ve therefore slowly built up what could well be the most comprehensive selection of teaching turn … Continue reading ?
Although TEFLtastic was started up simply to help the owner/ editor of TEFL.net try out his (now long gone) blogging platform for teachers, I slowly worked out that I could host a whole site with the help of WordPress, and that worksheets were … Continue reading ?
Photocopiable classroom activities that I’d definitely use again, in no particular order: Good & Bad Travel English Responses (like TOEIC listening with typical, and often amusing, mistakes and confusions) Reported Speech Extended Speaking Reported Speech Memory Challenge Idioms Reversi Game … Continue reading ?
No actual blogging in 2016, so instead two posts on my favourite stuff I’ve published this year. My own highlight was actually finally finishing a book, but I also have fond memories of these articles: 25 stupid things about Cambridge … Continue reading ?
On top of loads of new stuff on Xmas, telephoning, Cambridge Proficiency, etc that I’ve already mentioned, have put up these new articles and photocopiable materials in the rest of this year: Articles How to teach shopping language Differences between … Continue reading ?
More seasonal cheer for specific language points: Xmas shopping roleplays (with typical phrases for shoppers and shop staff and lots of Xmas vocab) Xmas food restaurant roleplays (with typical phrases for diners and servers) Festivals and celebrations rules (discussing how … Continue reading ?