Board games like Snakes and ladders have been around the EFL block for a while because they add the element of fun to the English classroom and are certainly a very useful way to develop more effective classroom dynamics.
This series of activities enables students to practise what are traditionally called 'language skills' (reading, writing, etc.) in the context of their own lives and learn more about each other in the process.
This is a seasonal information-gap activity to practise listening and speaking with young learners. The activity requires children to describe and organise objects in a picture according to their partner's instructions.
Developing 'metacognitive awareness' (understanding of our own learning processes) is an essential skill for a learner and underlines the need for them to be active participants in the learning process.
I was sorry to hear that many people seem to be having problems with teenagers during their English teaching. I taught English to a group of 12-18 year olds in Spain during a summer school and was lucky enough to have
Submitted by NikPeachey on 9 January, 2003 - 13:00
This is an idea I got from a workshop that I went to many years ago. I have used it many times since and found it to be a really useful way of getting feedback from my students on my lessons and my teaching.