Category Archives: Kids menu

Top Tips for Teaching Teenagers

Teenagers… The very word can fill a teacher with dread… Teens get a bad rap.  Ask anyone to come up with an adjective to describe a teenager and they are likely to come up something fairly negative like ‘moody’, ‘uncooperative’, … Continue reading

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Routines with Young Learners – A guest post by Jenny Holden

Today I have the great pleasure of publishing a guest post written by the Young Learner Coordinator at my school. I’ve been trying to persuade Jenny to share her YL expertise here for some time and she finally surrendered. Some … Continue reading

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Riverbank

Also known as a board jump, this versatile activity can liven up grammar and get students up out of their seats in a controlled TPR practice activity. This is good for language points which have two (or three) options to … Continue reading

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Kaboom!

This activity is variously known as kaboom, earthquake and typhoon, perhaps depending on which staffroom or hemisphere you are teaching in. It’s a good staple for kids courses; it’s gone down well whenever I’ve used it, even with adults. It’s … Continue reading

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One for the Kids Classes: Stepping Stones

This is good for practising word order in simple sentences with younger learners (8-12). It takes a bit of preparation though. It basically involves lots of pieces of paper on the floor, each one with a word written on it. … Continue reading

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