Welcome to Teaching Tips. This is a new space for teachers where we’ll be posting lots of extra fun and useful teaching ideas for teachers to use in their young learner, high school and young adult classes.

Valentine's Day

Valentinesday

14th of February is a very important date and which children have learned about since they were toddlers. Shops, coffee shops, Tv shows are full of roses, love hearts and kisses, so ...

September 27: World Tourism Day

Tourism _eli _la _spiga

OBJECTIVES:

To revise vocabulary related to holiday types.
To present and practise the language of holiday activities.
To give the students speaking practice using travel and holidays as the theme.
To practise the language of persuading.
To practise the language needed to work in a travel agency.


STUDENT LINGUISTIC LEVEL: A2-B2


TIMING: 40-60 minutes (or 2 separate lessons where part A is done in the first and part B is done in the second. If the students are already familiar with travel agencies and the necessary language, then go straight to part B)

Written by Tracey Sinclair

October 15: Global Hand Washing Day

Bimba _acqua _eli _la _spiga

OBJECTIVES:
To inform children about the importance of using soap.
To encourage our pupils to wash their hands.
To present a poem to help timing hand washing.

STUDENT LINGUISTIC LEVEL: A1

STEPS
In lower level classes – bring in soap. Show the children what it is and tell them it is a bad germ killer, more commonly known as ‘SOAP’.

1) Take a piece of blank paper...

Written by Tracey Sinclair

World Water Day – March 22

Water

According to the UN, 7.5 litres of water a day is enough for every person’s basic water needs. However, around 20 litres a day are needed if we also take into account things like hygiene. Where is this fresh water all coming from?

That’s the point of today. March 22, World Water Day...

Written by Tracey Sinclair

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Data Privacy/Protection Day – January 28

Data Privacy Protection Day – January 28

Privacy laws differ from country to country. However, many countries share a belief in protecting underage children from making mistakes such as putting their surnames on the internet so laws are made, and January 28 is an international day dedicated to privacy and protection. What should we teach our pupils?

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