A selection of short activities organized around six themes: Animals, Journeys, Fantasy and adventure, The world around us, Healthy bodies, and About me.
This text explores the theory and application of the Internet in the traditional classroom environment; from using the Web and e-mail to creating Web projects and running e-mail exchanges.
A CD-ROM which has over 500 images that can be used for the activities in the book is also included. In the introduction, the author articulates several strong reasons for using images in the language classroom. He also provides a brief history of the image in language teaching, along with some tips for finding images to use. The rest of the book is divided into two parts: one organised around activity types, the other arranged by image type. Chapter 2, Interpreting images, invites students not only to describe pictures, but also to use their own thought processes. This chapter has some unique activities, including 'Out of focus', where students look at distorted pictures and attempt to determine what the original image was. In Chapter 3, Creating images, students are put in touch with their creative sides through drawing, photography and collages. Chapter 4, Imaging, is the final chapter in the first section of the book. It involves students' imaginations, engaging their mental imagery. In 'Questions to a portrait', students look at a and generate a series of questions to ask, along with possible answers. The second section of the book begins with Chapter 5, Signs, symbols and icons. Here, students explore masks, stamps, hand gestures, flags.
"Translation and Own-language Activities provides structured, practical advice and guidance for using students' own languages within the ELT classroom. It presents effective ways of integrating carefully chosen activities, covering themes such as tools, language skills, language focus and techniques. The practical activities range from using bilingual dictionaries to translating long texts, with a number of tasks drawing on easy-to-use web tools. The book also considers the relationship between translation and intercultural understanding"--
'CLIL Activities' is organised into five chapters: activating, guiding understanding, focus on language, focus on speaking, and focus on writing. A further chapter provides practical ideas for assessment, review and feedback.
"Intercultural Language Activities offers practical teaching ideas which encourage learners to reflect on their own language and culture, as well as that of others. Topics covered in the fourteen chapters include childhood, food, sport, icons, politics and body language. The book also helps learners mediate in situations of cultural misunderstanding and start web-based intercultural exchanges. It examines interview techniques, how people present themselves, and ways to interpret cultural symbols and characteristics, such as those found in postcards, advertisements and online newspapers. In engaging with these topics, learners become intercultural explorers and raise their level of communicative competence.This is an invaluable resource for any teacher who wishes to combine language learning with cultural exploration. In addition, the accompanying CD-ROM provides print-friendly photocopiable worksheets and reading texts which can be put to immediate use"--Provided by publisher
"Do you need to supplement an EAP course with fun, interactive activities that address the serious aspirations of academically-focussed students? Communicative Activities for EAP provides innovative EAP teaching ideas suitable for a wide range of contexts. This is an invaluable handbook for new, experienced or relief teachers of language support programmes, as well as for those teaching intensive language courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students in EFL and ESL/EAL contexts. The key principles of communication in the classroom, authenticity in terms of tasks and texts, learner autonomy, and critical thinking and analysis underpin all the activities, and typical academic topics are used as examples in every case. For ease of access, the activities are organised into six chapters: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary development and Grammar. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a bank of print-ready photocopiable material"-- Provided by publisher.
"In addition, the book comes with a CD-ROM which contains: - All the classroom material from the book in A4 size, ready to be printed out and photocopied ; - All the artwork from the book in color for you to print out or display on-screen for your class." -- Back cover.
This book is for anyone who wants to provide their learners with rich and rewarding reading experiences. Drawing on current reading theory, the book promotes the teaching of reading in a theoretically sound way, moving beyond a comprehension-testing approach to reading. The practical part of the book provides a collection of accessible, generic activities so that teachers can support and develop learners' reading skills and strategies. Its scope is wide-ranging, from promoting reading and developing fluency, to exploiting digital sources, using learner-generated texts and assessing reading. Further activities support teachers develop excellence in the teaching of reading through guided reflection and action research.
" ... Contains over 130 practical classroom activities suitable for beginners to more advanced learners, incorporating a wide range of up-to-date tools, such as mobile technologies and social networking"--Cover, page .
"Classroom Management Techniques offers a huge range of down-to-earth, practical techniques that will help teachers make the most of their teaching space and get students working in more focused ways. The book helps teachers anticipate and avoid problems in the classroom, allowing more time to be devoted to useful, meaningful activities."--Publisher.