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middle school kids learning English through drawing, singing and role-play

Here is a typical teaching problem, and solutions. A bright 11-year-old girl is studying English at school and having one private lesson per week. She picks everything up really quickly and gets good marks in the tests at school, but the next week, she has forgotten it all. Each week the private...

26 Apr Shelley Vernon No Comments
students working in a group at table

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
middle school girl outside performing with balloons

An English teacher in France wrote to me with news of how she used my plays and skits book with her class of middle school kids (aged 11). She just chucked them at the kids and said "Get on...

07 Jun Shelley Vernon No Comments

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