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Forum: ESL Worksheets Mar 28th, 2017, 11:36 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,730
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Alaska Lesson

Since March 30, 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the Alaska purchase, I made a worksheet on the history of that purchase for my adult classes. The level is lower intermediate (A2 for those...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 21st, 2013, 11:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 5,258
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Games for teaching sentences to big groups

cut up sentences from the book. Students in groups have to build sentences. The fastest group wins. Always good to get a little competition going :-)
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 21st, 2013, 10:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 5,258
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Games for teaching sentences to big groups

cut up sentences from the book. Students in groups have to build sentences. The fastest group wins. Always good to get a little competition going :-)
Forum: Teaching ESL May 21st, 2013, 10:32 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,355
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Need help on my very large tricky classes!

try choral drills - something to involve the whole class.
Or songs (e.g. the ABC song).
When singing a song, you can divide the class into groups and give each group a word from the song, I tried...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 28th, 2012, 03:58 am
Replies: 16
Views: 9,569
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Thumbs up Re: Your strategies for large classes

try the ESL games (http://www.genkienglish.net/games.htm) site. They have lots of games for large groups. Good luck!
Forum: Teaching ESL May 28th, 2012, 04:58 am
Replies: 9
Views: 85,613
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Thumbs up Re: Teaching English to 6-8 year olds

I have been teaching 6-8 year-olds for a couple of years. Here are some tips that work for me:
1) structure. Start each lesson the same way (no book required). Greet the student, wait for proper...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 10th, 2012, 10:48 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 175,685
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Activities for the future tense "will"

I thought the simple present + infinitive was just for fixed schedules e.g. "the train leaves at 6:15" but not for personal plans?!
Forum: ESL Games and Activities May 10th, 2012, 10:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 175,685
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Activities for the future tense "will"

I played a fortune telling game. Print some simple clip art pictures, e.g. a suitcase (for travel), a dollar sign (for wealth), a heart etc.; split the class into pairs - one S picks up a card and...
Forum: ESL Games and Activities Nov 11th, 2011, 10:35 am
Replies: 9
Views: 175,685
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Forum: ESL Forms Oct 20th, 2011, 11:44 am
Replies: 6
Views: 22,822
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Lesson Plan Templates

context - the day's topic, i.e. colors/numbers/Halloween lesson etc.
phase - either S for "study" (when you introduce new words, for example) or A for "activity" or "engage" when you sing a song or...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 24th, 2010, 06:16 am
Replies: 26
Views: 42,505
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Classroom management (discipline)

Hi and welcome to the forum.
Have you talked to the parents? If a child seems overwhelmed by an unfamiliar environment, then maybe there are deeper problems that need to be solved BEFORE he/she can...
Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 30th, 2010, 03:49 am
Replies: 0
Views: 2,403
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Lesson on the 2010 UK elections

Hi everyone

is there a lesson plan anywhere on the upcoming UK elections? I am looking for material to use with my advanced adult learners...something more than just reading the candidates´ profiles...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 8th, 2010, 05:36 am
Replies: 8
Views: 9,625
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Looking for a Task-based teaching Course book

have you looked at the books from Cambridge University Press or Oxford University Press?
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 8th, 2010, 05:31 am
Replies: 17
Views: 21,247
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Are there any teaching jobs for non-native speakers?

Hi Beatrix,
I am German and teach ESL in Germany.
It is possible to find a teaching job if
- you have an ITTT certificate or similar
- you try the adult education centers or local schools. Where I...
Forum: Introductions Jul 10th, 2009, 09:14 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,083
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Newbie here!

Hi Briana
welcome to ESLHQ. Warning: these forums are addictive :-)
Where are you located? What age groups do you teach? How long have you been teaching?
Forum: General Chat Jul 10th, 2009, 09:09 am
Replies: 23
Views: 10,413
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: How to Better yourself as a teacher?

communicating with fellow ESL teachers on forums like this one
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 8th, 2009, 01:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: References

tks Toby
I´ll try that.
Talk2UL8R :)
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 6th, 2009, 06:40 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: References

Hi Toby. What are the 5 questions? Tks
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 4th, 2009, 10:35 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: References

I´m in Germany
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 4th, 2009, 10:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,725
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Help needed for an adolescent discussion group!

:tape:
Totally agree there. In some countries it might not be "politically correct" and you might embarrass yourself and your students
Forum: Introductions Jul 3rd, 2009, 08:59 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,786
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Guten Tag aus Dresden!!

- not so strange. I like to think that my teaching methods are like a bag of jelly beans: there´s something for everyone:)


Did you study at the Lehramt?
No. After spending years in England and...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 3rd, 2009, 08:40 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
References

Hi. I have been teaching English as a freelance tutor for almost 3 years now. Students come and go and most of them (all of them:confused:) have improved/gotten better grades etc. I sometimes get...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jul 3rd, 2009, 08:27 am
Replies: 9
Views: 86,875
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Months of the year for kids age 8-10

This is the lesson plan I´ve used many times to teach the months of the year (for 1st to 3rd graders). It can be adapted to your needs, especially the "Engage" phase which is our usual routine of...
Forum: ESL Forms Jul 3rd, 2009, 08:14 am
Replies: 6
Views: 22,822
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Lesson Plan Templates

This is the template I always use:)
Forum: Introductions Jul 3rd, 2009, 08:13 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,786
Posted By jellybeanenglisch
Re: Guten Tag aus Dresden!!

Hallo Tobey,
willkommen in Deutschland!
I teach English in an even smaller town (about 5000 inhabitants!) to 1st and 2nd graders, to teenagers and in the Volkshochschule (adult education centers in...
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