Teaching English Games Blog

teens listening to music

*You'd think that it would be easy to teach English to teens using songs since they love listening to music so much. But it isn't!

Either they refuse to sing in class, and you can't blame them Or they don't like the song you chose Or the song is too vulgar Or the...

03 Dec Shelley Vernon No Comments
parent telling daughter she must listen

It's useful to teach modal verbs of obligation comparing must and have to. But personally I'd teach them one at a time, I prefer to drill something thoroughly (using games for primary school kids , or...

30 Nov Shelley Vernon No Comments
private English tutor and pupil

The Challenge from a private English tutor:

A teacher wrote to me with this problem and query: " I've just started a part-time job of teaching English as a private tutor for an 8-year-old child. I was told he was taught a lot of advanced grammar and vocabulary for his age but...

26 Nov Shelley Vernon No Comments
large class of asian children learning English in preschool

Question: I am using your materials and games and they are helping. I am teaching in China and my classes have more than 20 students in them. What are the best games for that large of a class? How could I modify some of the games so there is less waiting time and it can be more productive for...

25 Nov Shelley Vernon No Comments

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