Teaching English Games Blog

‘I can’t get my teaching business started – even by begging!’ Today I received this request for help on introducing English in schools, here’s the problem:

‘I live in an area which perhaps is the most difficult to work in, as far as ESL...

18 Oct 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
cute hamsters some people like them some hate them

A teacher asked me how he could teach a cute rhyme about mice, that teaches like and hate. I did not ascertain if he made this rhyme up himself, or where it came from. I am not claiming authorship of the rhyme, only the lesson plan to teach it with games!

OK first introduce the...

02 Oct Shelley Vernon No Comments
group of people around a book

Teachers often ask me for help with choosing a textbook. There are a lot out there, and often, they come with a workbook, a teacher's book, audio materials and supplements. The whole pack can be pretty expensive.

A textbook is like a road map. It tells you what to teach, in...

20 Sep Shelley Vernon No Comments

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