Tagged: current events

Going to Pieces

Most enthusiastic language teachers “Go To Pieces”, meaning they literally use material that is in pieces and compels students to practice and communicate. At its heart, “pieces” is a way of teaching that puts communication at the core of language teaching and learning. Think about...

The 5Ws focused lesson

Using the journalistic technique of the 5W questions is really effective for any listening / reading activity. Students can read or listen to  the news item or story and then write out the 5 questions that would cover the story. They can then quiz each other for...

The #1 …. site for debate materials

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. True Tube I’ve been on TrueTube since the beginning and watched it flourish as a go to site for great, critical content for educational use. In the beginning, a one woman show, now a...

The #1 …..(authentic material in ELT)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Get the full eBook The Local Newspaper I’m a big believer in the need and importance of both using authentic materials and current events in our classrooms.  Of all the authentic materials available, I...

Lessons in a Can – The Class of 2010

Lessons in a Can – The Class of 2010

[Yes, Lessons in a Can is back . So many teachers thanked me and I’m overwhelmed by how often they’ve been used. So I’ll be compiling them again starting from #104] I love current events in the classroom.  The two go well together and so led...

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