10 November, 2010
This is a good activity for checking information for younger learners.
6 October, 2010
With very young learners much of what they do in the classroom revolves around them. Before school they are often the centre of ‘their’...
22 September, 2010
The tendency with primary learners is to treat the class as a whole group and underestimate their ability to work in pairs or in small...
8 September, 2010
This is a good activity for restless younger classes.
7 July, 2010
Children are often fascinated by machines; the way they work or inventing their own. We are not going to go into the scientific intricacies...
23 June, 2010
Why should we test our students? The CIEP website advises you to evaluate your students in areas such as word recognition, memory skills,...
9 June, 2010
Following on from Drama with children 1 here are a few suggestions that will help you integrate drama into your classroom. Many of the...
9 June, 2010
This is a fun question and answer writing activity.
26 May, 2010
For young children and adults alike it can be intimidating to speak a foreign language in front of other people. Even five-year-olds can be...
26 May, 2010
This childhood board game can easily be adapted for use in the language classroom.
19 May, 2010
The following ideas are ideal for a post-Christmas show and tell style session but can be equally adapted throughout the year. You will...
5 May, 2010
Children love learning about animals, especially ones which are big, scary, colourful, wild, and potentially dangerous!
21 April, 2010
The Biography section of portfolios is a documentation of the learners' personal language learning history and can include, for example, a...
21 April, 2010
This is a good topic for practising different ways of how to collect and store data. You can make mini questionnaires, make charts and set...
14 April, 2010
This is a drawing and speaking activity that is fun to use with primary classes to revise the present continuous form. It is easy to set up...
14 April, 2010
Although this is a grammar point and you’d be advised to limit grammar input for primary learners, you can present the prepositions as...
24 March, 2010
Do you find yourself spending hours preparing your lessons? Are you getting very little support from colleagues? Is it difficult to know...
3 March, 2010
This is a quick simple game that reviews question forms and can be used as a warmer or a filler at the end of the lesson with all students...
17 February, 2010
To set up the activity requires quite a lot of preparation. However, this activity can be repeated over future lessons as a review (using...
3 February, 2010
This is a good game for high-energy groups when you need to get them all sitting down and on task.

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