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refugees learning English with a ball game to help them relax

Any teachers taking culturally diverse classes will tell you to be careful.

Refugees may be feeling vulnerable, shy and fragile. A simple question such as "Where are you from?" may result in floods of tears. There may also be tensions between students with cultural...

31 Dec Shelley Vernon No Comments
story time with toddlers and preschool children

A distraught teacher rang me for help. She had to teach mixed age classes with two-year-olds mixed with their older siblings and other older children, aged four, five and six. She could not separate the toddlers from the older children. It was important that lessons be a success or she would be...

17 Dec Shelley Vernon No Comments
teens listening to music

*You'd think that it would be easy to teach English to teens using songs since they love listening to music so much. But it isn't!

Either they refuse to sing in class, and you can't blame them Or they don't like the song you chose Or the song is too vulgar Or the...

03 Dec Shelley Vernon No Comments
parent telling daughter she must listen

It's useful to teach modal verbs of obligation comparing must and have to. But personally I'd teach them one at a time, I prefer to drill something thoroughly (using games for primary school kids , or...

30 Nov Shelley Vernon No Comments

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