This post from On the same page looks at how songs for language learning can provide fun, authentic resources with multiple possibilities in the classroom. You can find 14 activities for using songs in your lessons.
This month's shortlist includes a recommended list of video clips for language learning, using a grammar auction to review structures, ways to develop thinking skills in the classroom, and boosting your students' vocabulary.
- Larry Ferlazzo: The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – So Far. Larry Ferlazzo's list of the best video clips to use in your lessons.
- Tekhnologic: Grammar Auction. Turn a grammar review into a fun game with these materials from Tekhnologic. Includes a template and a video tutorial to help you.
- Chia Suan Chong: Critical thinking skills in the classroom: Socrates, Bloom and De Bono. Chia looks at ways we can develop thinking skills in the language classroom, with reference to Socrates, Bloom and De Bono.
- Gianfranco Conti: How to boost your students’ vocabulary whilst creating a positive learning environment. Knowing how to tap into your students’ emotional state and using lots of repetition is what Gianfranco Conti recommends here for successful vocabulary learning and teaching.