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.

Enough Time in a Day

Enough _time _in _a _day _eli _la _spiga

OBJECTIVES:
To get students to discuss how they spend their time outside school hours
To increase students’ vocabulary related to time and revise what they already know.
To help students organise their time outside school hours


STUDENT LINGUISTIC LEVEL: A2 – B2


TIMING: 20 minutes + 5 minutes for feedback (3 separate lessons or 50 minutes for all 3)

Written by Tracey Sinclair

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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

Back to School

Back _to _school _eli _la _spiga

OBJECTIVES
To revise the language of pencil case items.
To extend pupils’ vocabulary.
To practise the language of instructions.
To practise /or present the language of materials such as metal, plastic, cotton, etc.

STUDENT LINGUISTIC LEVEL: A1 (from the 1st year to the 5th year, see below for extension exercises of 4th and 5th classes)

TIMING: 10 – 15 minutes depending on if you are teaching or testing.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: pencil case, pencils, pens, rubber/eraser, colouring pencils or felt tips, crayons, glue, a pair of scissors, a pencil sharpener, Liquid Paper/White Out, ruler, highlighter.

Written by Tracey Sinclair

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Sleeping Positions

Girlsleeps

Did you know that the position you sleep in describes your personality?
Match the picture of the sleeping position to the character description of the sleeper...

Written by Tracey Sinclair

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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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