Lesson plans

Summer suitcase mingle for YLs

This lesson plan might come in useful if you're teaching summer courses with Young Learners! I tried out this lesson before the pandemic, so I'll show you what I did then, and how I adapted it to be photocopy-free and online-friendly to use with my groups this year. Language point and vocabulary: possessive pronouns (mine/yours/his/hers… Continue reading Summer suitcase mingle for YLs

Classroom ideas

When all is said and NOT done

We’ve all been there: you’re in class, you’ve read a text or done a listening activity, you’ve done the controlled activities in the books, and now comes freer practice. In a lot of coursebooks, this will involve a discussion in pairs with an open question which should invite students to extend their answers, and ideally… Continue reading When all is said and NOT done

Classroom ideas, Games

Online games in a paperless classroom

My school's policy on sharing materials and photocopies at the start of the 2020-2021 school year was simple: don't share anything, don't give handouts. Easier said than done when you don't have a lot of time to digitalise (digitise?) resources you've spent several years building up. Despite an abundance of online resources and tools that… Continue reading Online games in a paperless classroom