We're getting at the end of the school year, and I' would like to recommend you an article with suggestions on how to keep children involved in the learning activity (don't you think it is, sometimes, a headache?)
Laura Candler hits on the nail when mention that "keeping kids motivated at this time of year is actually much easier than you might think." Children are more relaxed, communicative and "chatty" than at the begining of the school year, and it is a very good opportunity to do great and "constructive" things in language (ESL). I like her proposal of activities, tasks and games as a way to reinforce and "use the language" in a contextualized way. Most of the time teachers don't know how to do during this "end of school year term", in wich " Learning is still the name of the game".
You can have just an abstract of it in my blog and a link to the full article.
There are many things we can do with videos in the ESL class to actively involve children into the language learning.
By using videos we are introducing children into a different listening experience far away from recorded conversations of people they never see (telephone practice, loudspeakers in an airport or in a train station...).
ESL teachers who do not use published materials or course books, know how difficult is to find good listening and reading materials for their English learners.
If I said that Bloom’s Taxonomy has been revisited, you may think that this is another point of view of this famous taxonomy and not worth spending a minute on it.
But when the revision has been made by Andrew Churches, author of the nominated "Best Educational Wiki" 2012 Edublog Awards, things can be seen with other eyes.…