Teaching English Games Blog

academic thesis degree awarded

I'm all about hands-on results, but academic types often ask me for research backing the use of games in language learning. Playing games is natural for children. Games motivate students to join in. Check authors like Hadfield and Rixon, who point out that games should have a central place...

13 Mar Shelley Vernon No Comments
bright students 3 students on a podium

English teacher Firoozeh asked me: I have a question in relation to reading stories to preschoolers . While reading the story, some of the kids like to translate the sentences I read, to show they understand the meaning. But I...

11 Mar Shelley Vernon No Comments
new student in first class

When you start with a new student you never know what you are going to get. It's pointless preparing a lesson really since you won't know the real level of the student until you meet them. The student might have told you that they have been studying English for seven years, but that...

11 Mar Shelley Vernon No Comments
a cow jumping over the moon nursery rhyme picture

A teacher asked me for some traditional English nursery rhymes for toddlers and preschoolers. I found this to be the best source of information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nursery_rhymes ...

31 Jan Shelley Vernon No Comments

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