Category Archives: Classroom Activities

Grammar Games – Prepositions of place

Mike is one of our YL teachers here at International House Brno and he loves using games with his learners, and regularly makes his own. Mike has just started blogging – his blog is called Teaching Games – and he has kindly … Continue reading

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My life saver lesson

Have you ever arrived at your lesson to find that you’ve brought the wrong lesson plan/materials with you or plugged in your flash drive with your Powerpoint on it to find that Windows doesn’t recognize you? Well I have and it’s then … Continue reading

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Tell me something I don’t know

Last Friday I went to the English Teacher’s Club at MZK, the local library, where we shared some ideas for ice-breakers, warmers and fillers. The activity I took along is one designed to get students talking by making them ‘experts’. … Continue reading

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Perilous Poetry? No Problem!

In Perilous Poetry? No Problem! Petra proved that poetry is perfect for pupils. Ok, enough alliteration. In her session Petra showed some great activities to get your students interested in both the poem itself and the language. Using poems in class doesn’t … Continue reading

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Dealing with disturbances

At the end of every conference we ask for  feedback from the delegates, and at the end of every conference the delegates tell us how much they love coming, and they also say how sad they are that they couldn’t go … Continue reading

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Realia

I had the pleasure of attending Charles’ session on using realia in the classroom. Realia can be a scary concept for teachers, but this session helped us consider it as not just lugging a bagful of fruit to our lessons, … Continue reading

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Memory Games

One of our most experienced trainers is Regina, and at the conference she talked about memory. How it works and how we can make it work for us in the language classroom. She talked about Baddeley’s Theory but also gave some … Continue reading

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Involving the whole learner

Mat is the lead tutor on our IHCYLT course, which is all about teaching young learners and teens. In a session at the conference that was both theoretical and practical,  he turned the delegates into students to let them experience what … Continue reading

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Making games that work

Do your students like playing games? Not just inside the classroom but in general? Mike does, and he has taken 2 of his favourites and adapted them for the EFL classroom – and made an original one too! In his session … Continue reading

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Repeat – Revise – Remember!

The LEARNERS and LEARNING Conference was last Saturday, and a big thank you to everyone who came and helped make it such a success. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be posting summaries and handouts from the sessions here … Continue reading

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