Last week we looked at different easy to prepare grammar games, but when it comes to games vocabulary comes out king – there are literally hundreds of different vocabulary games out there. In this blog we’ll look at some of my favourites, but before we do that I want to
Category: Young Learners
Games to Make Grammar Fun
Any teacher knows students like to have fun, both inside and outside the classroom. And so we have to bear this in mind when planning our classes – lessons need to be fun. As Plato famously said nearly two and half thousand years ago, “Do not train children to learning
Classroom Ice-Breakers for English Language Teaching
Welcome to the first in our series of posts on activities for short courses – Ice-Breakers for the ELT Classroom! Join us over the coming weeks for posts on various activity ideas – from grammar games to projects and songs! It’s that time of year again when students are coming
Interview: Anna Hasper on Differentiation in the ELT classroom
Listen to our interview with Anna Hasper on differentiation in the ELT classroom and her strategies to manage this – to ‘enable not label’. Have you read Anna’s article here?
There’s Only One of You: How to Cater for Differentiation in Young Learner Classes
On my first day teaching English to a class of young learners I walked into a classroom full of 6-year-olds. As the young teacher I was then I had no idea of how different one 6-year-old could be from another. I mean, from the outside they all looked the same;
Interview: Gabby Salazar on Inspiring Environmental Responsibility in the YL Classroom through Photography
Listen to Gabby Salazar talk in more detail about how to inspire environmental responsibility in the YL classroom through photography! Have you read Gabby’s article on the subject?
Inspiring Environmental Responsibility in the Young Learner Classroom with Photography
When I was 11 years old, my father gave me my first camera and took me to a friend’s backyard garden to photograph birds. Sitting in a small shelter with my eye pressed against the camera’s viewfinder, I watched as bright red cardinals and brilliantly colored blue jays landed on
Why We Use Photography
At National Geographic Learning, we believe in the power of curiosity to fuel the desire to learn, which is why we use incredible photography and video to inspire that curiosity in the English language learning classroom. Learning to speak English as a foreign language has become an essential part of
Introducing National Geographic Learning: In Focus!
We’re very excited to introduce National Geographic Learning’s new blog for teachers and learners of English, In Focus. Here at In Focus, we’ll explore ideas and topics that relate to our core values of English language teaching: developing global citizens, preparing students to be 21st century learners, motivating learners through engaging