Focusing on language

How do you teach language to teenagers? There are lots of different ways - here are some suggestions.

Teaching teenagers is notoriously challenging.

Watch the video below which includes six tips for how to teach teenagers effectively. If you have more ideas to share, leave them below in the comments.

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Submitted by Chris_Fry_Barcelona on Wed, 05/05/2010 - 15:46


I really like this idea and had never seen it, heard of it or thought of it before.

I'm going to have a close look at the whiteboard in my classroom (and at the IWB) and see if I could get three teams writing simultaneously.....

Thanks, you've given me food for thought - what more can you ask for?


Submitted by jennyD on Fri, 05/07/2010 - 10:14


Great activity and step-by-step videos! I'd really like to know where the drawings came from - source, please?

I can imagine using comic strips and whiting out the text balloons, but they might have a logical sequence, whereas this activity's strength is that there is no "correct" order.

Thank you for the idea!

Submitted by jinlee929 on Sun, 05/29/2011 - 10:31


It looks like very creative and well organised activity. However, I worried about if it adjust this method to a large classroom as well because my school is normally at least 25 and 30 students in a class.  It's so difficult any activities to use in the large one. Any idea for me? 

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