Category Archives: Friday classes

Playing to Learn

We all know that games are a great way to learn and to motivate students, and I recently had was the prefect opportunity to test a lot of the games I use. I’ve already mentioned our Friday classes here, they are the … Continue reading

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Ways of encouraging Students to communicate in English in the EFL classroom

While L1 is becoming more accepted in the EFL classroom we still hope our students are communicating as much as possible in English. Here are some of the methods I use to ensure they speak English as much as possible: … Continue reading

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Time-easy activities

Sometimes it’s the lack of prep time that stops us playing more games in class, that’s when I outsource to child labour!

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What to do with spaghetti and marshmallows in class

Following an #IATEFL session by Deborah Bullock on self-assessment with teens, I decided to do something similar with our regular “no French Friday”. Earlier in the week the class decided on marking criteria for this speaking lesson; After writing up … Continue reading

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Fab idea #2

  For those days you just want to play games or when you don’t want to start something new at the end of a lesson;  just write some ideas on post-its, laminate them (everything looks better when laminated) and put … Continue reading

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Using “realia”

Every Friday afternoon our school organises extra classes for pupils who want or need them. Even the pupils who were motivated enough to request a class- prefering an extra hour of English to going home, when they asked earlier in … Continue reading

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