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Commercials in the classroom

It’s Superbowl time and after football that means, “commercials”! I’ll be making a few lessons based on the latest Superbowl commercials – after the Golden Lions, probably the best commercials made on the planet.  Commercials are great to use in the classroom. They are short,...

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The Present: A lesson plan

I discovered this short video through my PLN today and immediately knew I had to make a lesson plan for it. Thank you my FB teacher friends, it’s a gem. The video is a simple story and here is my simple way to use it...

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Songs To Get Students Thinking ….

We have a great discussion going on ELT Professionals LinkedIN where teachers recommend songs for teaching. Some of them got me thinking about how I most often used songs in my teaching. Most often, I used songs to either introduce a topic but most often...

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Imagine …..

This song hits me like no other. And millions around the world agree and have made it part of their mental landscape and an all-time classic. Over the years, I’ve used it a lot in class. As a straight listening cloze activity. As a rewriting...

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Jan. mid month community updates

Dear EFL Classroom members, We hope everyone has had a great start to the 2016 school year. We are sure you are super busy and we’re here to help with a few mid month updates. Make sure to access our two magazines to get full...

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Top 20 EFL Classroom 2.0 Resources

We have a great community! Pioneering, always fresh.  So much to help teachers. See these testimonials from members. Now that we are a paid community (very low cost), here is a little to encourage others to join or to help our thousands of current member teachers...

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Darth Vader Job Interview

This is a great video to practice job interviewing. Play the video and students can listen with their role play sheet (either A or B) and try to fill in the blanks for their role. Put students in pairs based on which sheet they have...

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Get Your Christmas Music

We have so much Christmas and Holiday music on EFL 2.0! Each Christmas it is a tradition to provide a handy Christmas music player that teachers can use in class or any time. Just click and select the song. Play while students are working, doing...

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Christmas Karaoke

Every holiday season, our Christmas Karaoke voicethread gets busy with classrooms, students, teachers from around the world singing carols in English. So here sharing again this wonderful resource and way to practice English online. Enjoy. Have a great holiday season!

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Where’s Travolta?

I’ve been busy building Gif Lingua on my weekends and evenings with a strong team of developers and content editors. Slow but sure. Over the next month, we’ll complete the first 4,000 words of English in Gif book form. See the first dozen books here....

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Pass the Paper: Xmas Carol version

I love this simple version of the Pass the paper game. After the music stops, the person with the paper has to sing and finish the Christmas Carol line. A lot of fun.   EFL Classroom 2.0 members can download the PPT and get dozens...

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Thanksgiving community updates

Dear EFL Classrom 2.0 members, I”m writing to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving. Even if you don’t celebrate it, always a good reminder to be thankful for the things we have – family, friends, food, the future. It’s bee a long journey for me, over...

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EFL Classroom Oct. Updates

Hi EFL Classroom 2.0 members, Here is a quick list of updates, new things on the community so far this month!  Hope all goes well in your own classroom and you find resources here that will help you out. View our updated magazine for all the...

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Video “snack” lessons

I’m a big proponent of short intensive language lessons based on videos.  So many great reasons to use video in this form instead of long versions/viewing. EnglishCentral does this well and teachers can get a downloadable transcript/lesson plan for each video – click “Video Details” on...

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Teaching Swear Words

“I am my language.” What a powerful phrase about how language is so wrapped up with identity. Both our own personal identity and our social identity in a larger group. A language learner aims to get to the moment where they “flow” with the language...

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Lessons Designed By The Teacher, About The Teacher

Exercise and Treadmills. I strongly believe in getting teachers to use their personal lives to motivate their students (you don’t have to reveal all!) and also getting teachers to make their own materials for teaching. The two go hand in hand. So here is a...

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FREE: Zen And The Act Of Teaching

Zen And The Act Of Teaching is a reflective journal about the “art” of teaching for inservice or practicing teachers. I created it because of my deep belief in the need for a practical book that would help teachers to reflect both in discussion and writing,...

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