ESL POSTER. LEARNING THE ANIMALS

Perfect poster to use in your lessons. Teach the animals using it and your students will really enjoy practising the new vocabulary!

DOWNLOAD HERE: ANIMALS

Hope you find it useful!!

Irregular verbs. Board game

Learn the irregular verbs having fun with this board game.

Very usefyl for those students who have difficulties when learning the irregular verbs in English.

DOWNLOAD HERE: IRREGULAR VERBS GAME

Exercises to develop creativity

Creativity involves the creation of new ideas or new relations between ideas that already coexist in our brains.

Creativity fosters critical thinking. We are living tough times, where we need to learn how to think by ourselves. Schools should give the students to develop their creativity; we no longer live in that old school where the transmission of content from teacher to student was the only way. Now, we need to teach our students to think! They need to think outside the box!

TeachEslToday is bringing you the first delivery on: EXERCISES TO DEVELOP CREATIVITY.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD:  CREATIVITY 1

On them, you will find very useful exercises to help your students develop their creativity.

This is just the first delivery, more will be coming soon!

VIDEO ACTIVITY TO USE IN YOUR ESL CLASS

HARRY POTTER IN 99 SECONDS

Use this video in your class. You can create a bunch of activities around it.

You can use it as a pronounciation contest, to practice different structures, to cheer up your class, as a warm up….

Use it, and tell us how you did it!!

Follow the blog on Facebook and on Twitter to find very interesting discussions and ideas!

Jesus Guerrero.

REAL ENGLISH ACTIVITY- WORKING WITH REAL NEWS

I have been working on a series of real news, trying to modify them to turn them into ESL activities.

As you can see in the picture, your students will work with real English. They will be motivated to carry out the activity because the news will be related to their insterests (sports, music…). It is a way of making real use of the language they will read the text not to extract a structure but to understand what they are being told.

This news format will be like this:

  • News
  • Vocabulary (key words to understand it)
  • Questions about the text.
  • Activities to link the real life with the structures of the language

This one is related to the Real Madrid vs Atletico de Madrid game

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: REAL MADRID vs ATLETICO DE MADRID

I will be posting more news for you to use shortly, so keep visiting!!

Hope you find them as useful as I do

Jesús G.

ASSESSING YOUR STUDENTS OR EVALUATING THEM?

Do you really know the difference between evaluating and assessing?

They are two different contents, and I have seen teachers using them randomly. But they are not in fact quite the same. And it is important to know the difference in order to use them appropriatelly.

Let’s see the difference:

Assessment: In this, you will be required to determine how well your students are learning, gauge their performance, and measure the appropriateness of the content and the effectiveness of the methods and techniques utilized in your classroom.

Evaluation is intrinsically more complex than writing a test, giving it to a group of students, scoring it, and handing it back with some sort of letter grade. Indeed, it involves a combination of procedures and designs that not only gauge students’ work but also help them grow in the process.

 

NOT CLEAR ENOUGH??  Try this   ↓

When you assess your individual students, you gather information about their level of performance or achievement. Evaluation is comparing a student’s achievement with other students or with a set of standards.

 

Jesús Guerrero @TeachEslToday

READING. HELPING YOUR STUDENTS TO READ!

I’d like to share a website that I think it’s fascinating.

Many of you will probably know, but for those who don’t here it goes:

READING ROCKETS

If you want to help your students in the reading skill and you want to engage them in the reading process, this web will give you tips and advice to do it.

Besides, It has very interesting and practical how-to videos where they explain how they practise what they preach.

Jesus Guerrero