A call for help!!!
Hi there! I am not a linguist with any stretch of the imagination and my knowledge of English is at a level of what I have needed to go through schooling and to finish my studies in computing (HND level). I, by a twist of fate, am now living in France and am a language assistant in the private sector and not through the more normal British Council channels. Anyway, I normally assist in classes of students between 6é and 3é (11-15 yr olds) of massively varying abilities. I normally take half a group, about 15 students for either a whole hour or 30 mins each group.
My question to you, the prfessionals ;-) , is can you suggest any games or activities that I could use in my classes for these age groups that
a) help them appreciate the English Language?
b) experience that learningand using a languagecan be fun?
c) integrate some "English-ness" into their/our classroom culture?
If your responses are "a tad whacky" or "out of the box" then all the better. Afterall, the French in general already think we British are eccentric !!!!
Also, other than here, are there any other great websites that would assist me in becoming/being an even better English Language Assistant??
Thanks in advance to all your responses.....