As romance is in the air this week for Valentine's Day, I thought you might like to utilise this lesson plan that I made recently.It exploits a fantastic award-winning silent short-film, SIGNS. I used it in 5 classes at different levels (even including A1/A2 ish) and different ages... even a group of teenagers and another class of pensioners. It worked every time to great success with hardly any modification.
This blog entry gives five reasons for using authentic video in the classroom as part of teaching English. With the proliferation of video websites teachers are turning their eyes on this resource to bring some life and energy into the classroom.
I am conducting a feasibility study at London Business School on developing a new system for teaching vocabulary that uses short comedic video clips to illustrate the meanings of words. I am looking to speak with English teachers about how they currently teach vocabulary for KS3 and whether they think this approach could work. I would be most appreciative of any feedback and/or the opportunity to discuss this further.
In the past when I thought about the Royals I always had in my mind the idea of distant, cold people, closed in beautiful mansions, far from common humans.
As an EFL teacher my mental image of a queen was that one of Elizabeth I, for me she represented the royalty for excellence, of course I changed my mind when Princess Diana arrived on the scene, she humanized the royals and I started to use newspaper articles about her life and her activities with my students.
But what if you find Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan giving ideas and topics for your lessons directly?