Truisms: bland, obvious and slightly silly statements about human behaviour. Yes. But that makes them a great starting point for students’ personal stories.
Monthly Archives: January 2011
Language feedback. What exactly is it? In this post I’ve given 15 specific examples of language I heard students use, and then how I corrected or extended that language in a feedback slot at the board after the activity.
Ask students to repeat key phrases to themselves in a low voice several times. This simple activity increases the chance that they will be learned and used, and allows you to monitor pronunciation closely on a one-to-one basis.
Infographics – information presented visually – are a great stimulus to discussion. Here are three infographics about the history and importance of Google, a topic that just about all BE students are interested in and can discuss.