Other than breaking the ice, first lessons are very often used to talk with the students about the course rules, requirements and expectations both students and we might have regarding the classes. If your courses are only beginning now (like mine!) these three ideas might help you talk about rules and expectations in a more rewarding and language-rich way than simply distributing a handout.
This speaking activity is perfect for bigger groups and serves as both speaking practice and revision. The version below was designed with C1 students in mind but you can adapt it to any level and topic.
In this post, I am sharing my 10 favourite YouTube channels where I look for videos to use in my lessons or to recommend to my students. The channels listed below are suitable for teenage and adult learners, levels intermediate and higher. Continue Reading …
In this updated lesson, students learn about modifying gradable and non-gradable adjectives, are introduced to 2 useful self-study tools, and discuss the significance of the colours in our lives. The class was designed with B2-C1 students in mind and takes around 60 minutes to complete.
This lesson plan was created as a part of a challenge by a colleague of mine, Milada Krajewska, and presented at the 3rd European Congress of the Polish Association for Standards in Language Education PASE on 13th May 2017. The lesson was designed with C1 students in mind and takes roughly 60 minutes to complete.
This lesson plan looks at the relationship between fashion and politics and engages students in the discussion about our perception of public figures based on their appearance. The lesson involves speaking practice, a vocabulary section, and comes with a fun video activity. It is suitable for levels B2 and up. It takes between 45 and 60 minutes to complete.
The aim of this activity is to involve the students in the process of revising the content of recent classes and producing prompts for a speaking assignment.
The aim of this activity is for the students to practice their listening and speaking skills. It is suitable for any level, groups of 2 and more students. It is best used to create interest in the lesson topic or to close the class.
In this lesson students look at some new additions to the Oxford English Dictionary, discuss the importance of updating dictionaries in general, and do a listening activity. Suitable for adult and teenage learners, levels intermediate and above.