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    7 Must-Use, Last-Minute Revision Tips for Language Exams

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  • Post-School Education & Work in Germany Listening Lesson

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  • Acrostic Whiteboard Vocabulary Building Activity

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  • Last man standing vocabulary building game

    Vocabulary Building Activity – Last Man Standing

    Fun Vocabulary Building Game for Language Classrooms This vocabulary building activity is a game that is a little different to my other vocabulary games for the language classroom! The difference being that it has students standing up in a circle…

  • Vocabulary Activity To Assess Prior Knowledge – 5 Words

    Quick Vocabulary Activity To Assess Prior Knowledge for All Language Classrooms! Oh, how I do enjoy a quick and easy no-prep vocabulary activity to assess prior knowledge, whilst simultaneously practising spelling and pronunciation. Making it into a competition is an…

  • How Learn A Language Successfully – New Year’s Resolution

    5 Tips To Learn A Language With Success This Year Some people might say that learning a language is hard. Those people would be right because learning a new language can be challenging and certainly time-consuming ! If you want…

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    25 Best 5-Minute Starters To Settle Language Students

    Fun 5-Minute Starters for Language Classrooms Which Get Students into Learning Mode I posted on my Facebook page recently that I have been implementing 5-minute starters with all my language groups recently. Not only with my ESOL classes, but with…

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    21 Must-Use Reading Activities For Your Language Lessons

    Fun Pre-Reading and Post-Reading Activities for All Language Classrooms I love language lessons which involve an element of reading. This is because there are so many opportunities for learning and improving language acquisition with topic-related texts. Reading activities are the…

  • Vocab, Speaking and Writing Prompts – ‘Take Your Pick’

    Useful Vocabulary, Speaking and Writing Prompts for Language Classrooms As a language teacher, I am always on the look out for interesting activities. Especially speaking and writing prompts. Mainly, because I use them to help my students with vocabulary recall,…