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Shelley Ann Vernon
What do you do if your students don't seem motivated, or seem to be making slow progress? How do you give enough speaking practise to your students and what can you do to make your lessons more fun and also more effective so that you enjoy teaching even more?
One of the big problems with teaching adults ESL is that a lot of students who have attended YEARS of language classes and even passed written language exams can hardly string a sentence together!
As teachers how do we ensure that our students;
With the right ESL games and ideas these things will be a breeze and you'll wonder why you ever struggled or did not know what to do. "What, games!" I hear you gasp. "Surely that is not appropriate for adults. Adults don't want to waste valuable classroom time piddling about with some stupid game!"
view is outdated in today's world. Not only do many adults the world
over enjoy games, but language games actually accelerate learning in a
number of ways I will talk about below. However it is absolutely vital
that adult students know why they are using a particular game, what
specific target grammar or vocabulary are they practising, or what
skill are they reinforcing by using the game? If students know and
understand why they are doing a particular activity they will be much
more inclined to cooperate and enjoy the learning.
So if you have come to this page because you are looking for ways to be a better teacher and to make your classes more meaningful and fun, then read on because you can achieve those worthwhile goals right here.
Communication in class must be meaningful
On this page you will find out:
You will also discover new ways to:
Learning English Can Be Fun!
But don't take my word for it; here are testimonials from teachers around the world who I have helped:
I got into teaching after my language degree in French and Spanish, when I took a TEFL qualification (teaching English as a foreign language) and taught in language schools and privately for several years. I then started teaching children and I had over one hundred private pupils between the ages of 3 and 14 taking music or French lessons from me in their free time.
I certainly remember the massive amount of time it took me to prepare lessons back then as I searched around to try and make lessons less dry. At one point I was using the Inlingua course book. For those of you who do not know it, it is like a grammar book. There are no pictures or texts, just the grammar point you must teach that day, and the teacher basically has to make up a lesson around that. It was a lot of work and initially it took a lot of thinking come up with fun ideas that related to the grammatical point in hand.
The other big problem teachers have is the almost imperceptible progress students seem to make from one week to the next. You may only see your students once a week and by the time they come back for the next lesson they have forgotten it all!
When this happens it simply means that your lessons are not that good and the students are not that motivated so they certainly won't take a few minutes out in the week to go over vocabulary or language as revision.
Although teachers are usually doing the best that they can with the resources that they have, this kind of ordinary teaching is a plague and it should be wiped out! Today there is no excuse to teach in an ordinary way.
Teachers are important people, they are leaders who inspire others to be creative and move forward through life to new goals, jobs and possibilities. Therefore we have to take our role seriously and give it everything we have got. If we do that we will earn the love and respect of our students, and that gives you a warm glow, the sort of thing that makes life worth living.
What Teachers Face in the EFL / ESL Adult Classroom...
Here are some of the problems many teachers have:
Getting Around the Problems with Fun Activities...
Give fun classes and save on prep. time
I can promise you these ESL games and activities are thoroughly tried and tested and for teaching English to adults, they really do work:
For the doubting Thomas let me assure you that the games do NOT:
What you WILL find are 175 fantastic ideas to use in class, along with invaluable teaching tips collected from years of experience. Other teachers have contributed to the creation of these games and tips to make this a true goldmine.
This particular series of adult EFL/ESL games has the following features:
EFL / ESL Games and Activities In Detail
Each game is described in detail with examples of how you can adapt them to suit your language needs. The instructions are clear and easy to understand, and the games are easy to use. There is a detailed index with the games listed into skills: listening drills, speaking drills, reading tasks and writing drills, listening for fluency, speaking for fluency and creative writing. You can start using them right away in class.
EFL / ESL Games and Activities Teaching Tips
The introduction goes into the benefits of using games in class and how they help students learn better. Examples of games that suit different learning styles are included. By the time you have read this you will be raring to get into the classroom with these ideas. The teaching tips section has been compiled by several experienced teachers who give you the very best of the benefit of their time in class to save you embarrassing yourself and to help your lessons go smoothly.
EFL / ESL Games and Activities for All Levels
There are relevant games for all levels. The beginners will use more of the drill type games to encourage accuracy and help them while they grasp the basics of English. There are also some easy fluency games which the beginners can use. The intermediate students will benefit from nearly all the games in the book and the advanced students will benefit in particular from all the fluency and creative writing activities, and will also find the occasional drill useful to iron out consistent errors or to review tricky grammar.
ESL Games and Activities Immediate Access
This manual is an e-book so you can download it instantly and pay no postage, no waiting and you can get started right away. This also allows us to make it available to you at a very reasonable price.
*Take Note!*This is a big book, with 127 A4 pages in smallish font, so you get a lot of bang for your buck, and at the moment I am doing a high value price of 23 US dollars!! Payment in Euros also possible. (and in British Pounds with PayPal).
The font has tiny holes in it to save you ink if you choose to print the book, and to help the environment.
A *Gold* Mine of 175 Games and Activities for Inspiring your Students to Learn English
I have looked at other teaching books of games on Amazon, and I have looked through the contents pages, and I know that this ebook of games knocks the socks off those. The fact that several teachers have contributed means this book is filled with variety and a sense of fun that is rare in adult ESL materials.
And this purchase is ABSOLUTELY RISK FREE because it comes with a 60-day trial period and a full money back guarantee. Try as many of the games as you like and I am confident that you will never want to send them back.
But if you don’t find these games an invaluable teaching aid you have a no questions asked full refund guaranteed.
I do mean to increase the price ...so grab it now, while it is irresistibly fantastic value.
P.S. I hope you'll take advantage of the special price of only $23 dollars because it *will not* last.
P.P.S. Start feeling the joy of teaching right away with instant online access to the games, plus you can print the book off if you like.