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Thank you Dale for sharing tips and ideas to ‘energising classes’. Always useful to reflect on different warming-up strategies, and what might work best with different age groups and levels.
I particularly like how you encourage your learners to feel comfortable and relaxed, as well as the positive energy that emerges from all your ideas. Your students seem happy and motivated to be in your class, and in my opinion that’s what makes teaching worthwhile and rewarding.
A pleasure to listen to, thank you!
Really very useful!! Thanks for sharing your tips. I have already been using some of your tips in my own classes, but it is always good to refresh them!!
Thanks all of the wonderful teacher for sharing your activities.
A great idea easy to put into practise. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Another warm up activity I would like to suggest, inspired by this video, is to organize an exhibition with cartoons stuck on the classroom walls and have students look at each of them, exchanging ideas about what they think. They might as well write captions for each of them. This might develop their creativity as well.
Thank you for sharing your ideas I will use them in my classes I think They are useful.
Thanks a lot, Dale, for sharing your ideas with us. They are really interesting.
I sometimes make my students talk for a minute about a certain topic, but as I also noticed they don't know exactly what to say and they keep on saying so, I include a list of words they "must" use in their speech. It usually makes the activity funnier.
Very useful ideas which i will put into practice in the new school year after this summer.
I like this approach of teaching. The teacher here doesn't talk too much but he gives chance for students to share. It's very important to let students to talk about a certain topic whether they don't know what to say. Let students say anything, Just talking is very useful. Using movement in classroom is vital. Students in this video can go and come back, and can correct their answers, and write on the board. That gives them energy. Students here have spent good time in the classroom.
Thank you very much for these very useful ideas to energize or re-energize students. As I am going to be an English teacher for English as a foreign language, I know, there is an awful lot to do to motivate students to loose their fear about talking. I try to build a blog with my teaching ideas and experience and am always grateful for corrections on my language or further ideas for content.
can I guess? Are you Polish or Russian? I'm Slovakian and this Monday coming I'm going to teach 3 classes for the first time. I'd really love to talk to somebody who can share their experience about teaching, especially beginnings. Haha. I have never done that before. I've worked with children for a long time but not teaching them. If you could give me few hints, I'd really really appreciate it. Thank you so much.
Have you seen our LearnEnglish Kids site? There are suggestions for using the site in class here: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/teachers . You can also keep up to date with LearnEnglish Kids on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LearnEnglishKids.BritishCouncil
Good luck with your classes!
its really usefull
Very useful. I really appreciate your ideas and I've even tried some of your ideas in my classroom. However, I often talk about with my students about the lesson's topic in our native language, (Portuguese) because most of them are beginners and they don't have much practice in speaking. Then, I use Flashcards or a slideshow to introduce them to the class' topic in English.
i like it! I'm not an oficially english teacher, but i'm working very hard to become one:) I teach english to children and teenagers... and i'm seventeen!
it's really useful! thanks so much!
Many thanks for all the tips.
Great to see and hear your ideas Dale - thanks for sharing. Greetings from a former colleague :)
thank you very much but does it work with young learners who can't make complete sentences or there is another way ? also i would like to know how to download it