Category Archives: Learner training

New TEFL articles etc March 2009

Having shared the limelight (or as it is a small world we TEFLers inhabit, perhaps something smaller like the cherrylight or the grapelight) as much as I could bear with the few last posts, here is the usually monthly shameless selling of my … Continue reading

Posted in Apologies, Cultural differences/ cultural training, Family vocabulary, Functional language, Grammar, Grammar games, Learner training, links, Materials, TEFL, TEFL games, TEFL reviews, Vocabulary | 2 Comments

A few more Xmas and New Year worksheets

… including my first ever guest writer worksheet (many more wanted!) from Paula Swenson: English Language New Year’s Resolutions (good for learner training, and set up by the kind of relevant reading text that I really should write for my worksheets … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural differences/ cultural training, Future tenses, Learner motivation, Learner training, Materials, Photocopiable worksheets, Teaching numbers, TEFL | Tagged | 1 Comment

A little bit more reality in TEFL theory

Continuing my occasional series (as occasional as reality coming into TEFL theory): “…it is relatively rare for language teachers to negotiate overall learning goals with their classes at the beginning of courses in an open, direct manner. However… it is commonplace … Continue reading

Posted in Cambridge Delta, Cambridge ESOL, Cambridge University Press, CELTA, Classroom dynamics, ELT publishing, Learner training, Lesson planning, Materials, Syllabus negotiation, Teacher training, Teaching English Abroad, TEFL, TEFL heroes- Rose M Senior, TEFL qualifications | Tagged | 2 Comments

Korean colour vocabulary learning aid

Again, if you want to learn Korean or try this vocab learning trick out, try to guess each word from your knowledge and the hints before scrolling down to check. komun – it’s the most COMMON colour for a little … Continue reading

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Korean body parts vocabulary memory game

Read the Korean and my attempt to turn it into a picture based on the closest English sounds, see if you can guess the English meaning and then scroll down and check. Hopefully worth a look for people who are … Continue reading

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New stuff July 2008 Part Two

As mentioned in a comment or two below (and in every other sentence in my real life conversation), I am off on my reasonably well deserved hols from Friday and won’t even be looking at a computer screen for the … Continue reading

Posted in Business English and ESP, Business English games, Complaints, Compound nouns, Cross cultural training in EFL, Cultural differences/ cultural training, ELT publishing, Functional language, Grammar, Grammar games, Learner training, Linguistics, applied linguistics and SLA, links, Materials, Pairwork and groupwork, Personalisation, Prepositions, Present simple/ continuous, Present tenses, Pronunciation, TEFL, TEFL games, TEFL reviews, Usingenglish, Vocabulary | Leave a comment

Deep TEFL quote of the day

“While many teachers may attend to the questions ‘Do you like this language? Do you like this class?’, perhaps the more fundamental question for a student is ‘Do I like myself in this class?’”

Posted in Cambridge University Press, Classroom dynamics, Classroom management, Learner training, links, Materials, Mixed ability classes, Problem students, Teaching methods and methodologies, TEFL, TEFL celebs/ TEFL heroes and villains, TEFL heroes- Zoltan Dornyei, TEFL reviews | Tagged | 1 Comment

New TEFL Articles and Worksheets April 2008

Hopefully it’s just Mayday bank holiday rather than my lack of effort TEFLtasticwise recently that has seen a sudden drop in my number of views, but if only to make myself feel better I thought I’d give a list of … Continue reading

Posted in Body language in the classroom, Business English and ESP, Cross cultural training in EFL, Cultural differences/ cultural training, Difficult sounds, EFL exams, ELT management, Error correction, False friends, Functional language, Grammar, Learner training, Lesson observations, links, Listening, Materials, Medical and pharmaceutical English, Peer observations, Photocopiable worksheets, Problem students, Pronunciation, Reading, Requests, Teaching English Abroad, Teaching English in Japan, TEFL, TEFL games, Travel and tourism, Usingenglish, Vocabulary | 3 Comments

New Year, New Grammar

As people searching for Xmas themed lessons seems to finally be over, here comes the New Year worksheets to ease yourself back into your classes with:

Posted in adverb word order, Adverbs, Adverbs of frequency, Conditionals, Cultural differences/ cultural training, First conditional, Future continuous, Future perfect, Future tenses, Grammar, Learner training, Photocopiable worksheets, state and action verbs, TESOL, Will for predictions, Word order | 2 Comments

Christmas is all about the kids, maaaan

Update: Full page of my Xmas stuff now here. Don’t know how and when it happened, but no kids’ classes at all this year so had no chance to see their happy and snotty little faces when doing the lessons … Continue reading

Posted in Adverbs of frequency, First conditional, Future tenses, Going to for future plans, Grammar, Learner training, Materials, Photocopiable worksheets, Teaching young learners, TESOL, video | Leave a comment