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A Journey in TEFL

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 6:00am 0 Comments

SNOWBALL FIGHTING IN THE CLASSROOM



When we feel that students are bored, we tend to change the pace and move to a more energising activity. This one is something like that. However, I use it as a gap filler or an fun activity after I introduce the new topic. It sounds a bit childish, though it always works with older students too. My students are grade 10 and grade 11 and every year at least once I use it in my class. Last week before the holiday as a whole class we played our… Continue

A Journey in TEFL

Posted on December 20, 2009 at 9:41am 0 Comments

LETTERS, THE TEACHER'S ELVES



I’m sure we sometimes finish the lesson before the planned time or we see that our students are lost and aren’t following us then we tend to find something to motivate them.



It’s always a good idea to have something ready for these moments. Fillers are great. They are short, energising and motivating.



Whenever I feel we are stuck in the middle of the lesson and have nothing to continue, I use one of the simplest tools that I have,… Continue

A journey in TEFL

Posted on November 27, 2009 at 6:34pm 0 Comments

Would you like to join us?

Christmas is a time when we come together with our families or share the joy of the kids at home or remember people who need our help, affection or concern.



For us, the EFL teachers, Christmas is a time when we try to do fun activities with our classes.



Watching the movie, About a boy, with my students and listening to the Christmas song Will’s father wrote rang a bell and I just jotted down the ideas to start this project. I’ll do it… Continue

A journey in TEFL

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 5:04pm 0 Comments

I just posted a list of the web 2.0 tools and how I used them on my blog. http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/ and later I found out PinDax, an online message board creator with colorful post-it note options and I prepared a noticeboard with the tools I've used so far.http://www.pindax.com/myboard If you add the ones that you like to use, I'll be very happy.

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At 11:53pm on December 3, 2009, Suzanne Rogers said…
Hi!

I am Suzanne Rogers. I am an English teacher at a school in the US with many Turkic teachers. I've also visited Turkey for 3 weeks with 11 students. It was a lovely experience.
 
 
 

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