Thursday, October 11, 2012

Grammar Lesson - Conjunctions

Dear students,

As promised, here is the ppt on the conjunctions we studied last lesson.
Have a great week /weekend.
Your teacher

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Project Work

Project work is not a new methodology. A lot of teachers have been using it in their English language lessons as an effective of teaching both the target language and its culture. However, for some teachers it is still a a new methodology.
So, why project work?
  • Projects can motivate students, especially teenagers.
  • Shy students have the opportunity to do great work in a group, as students with otherwise lower grades.
  • Projects can teach students to work together, to be part of a group, to share.
  • Projects can link to the lives of learners; they are meaningful, not just prescriptive or pedagogic.
  • Projects offer an opportunity for students who are keen to move ahead. 
  • Projects encourage creativity.
  • Projects can intregate the 4 skills.
  • Projects involve students in language learning.
Well, these are just a few reasons why project work is such a important activity. As a famous Chinese proverb says "Tell me and I forget. Show and I remember. Involve me and I understand".

The following is an example of a project work on "Human Rigths" for level 5 students:

Some of the students' projects:

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Earth Day Activities

Earth Day is approaching. To celebrate it, here are some ideas. Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day Plan

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada. It is a time to remember some of the greatest leaders in African-American history, who fought for racial equality and civil rights. As studying a foreign language means also studying its culture, I celebrated Martin Luther King Day with my students. I used the material and activities below, practising student's reading, listening and writing skills.

Martin Luther King Reading

I also used this M.L.K. biography from Biography Channel as a listening exercise.

Happy Black History month!