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Getting students speaking can be tricky, usually one or two dominant pupils do all the talking and the shy ones just sit there. Young teens might be apathetic, say very little and if they do, give short answers. The usual method of taking in an article to read and discuss can make for a pretty...

09 Oct 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
shy asian student in classroom

*As an EL teacher, you have no doubt noticed that some students never say anything in class!

Why are some EL learners so shy?

- They might have no confidence in their English .

- They might be intimidated speaking in front of a large group....

14 Jun Shelley Vernon 2 Comments

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