One of the big problems with teaching adults ESL is that a lot of students who have attended YEARS of language classes and even passed written language exams can hardly string a sentence together!
As teachers how do we ensure that our students;
are really motivated to pay attention in our classes?
are motivated to do their assignments?
have confidence speaking their second language, as well as being able to read and write in it?
With the right ESL games and ideas these things will be a breeze and you'll wonder why you ever struggled or did not know what to do. "What, games!" I hear you gasp. "Surely that is not appropriate for adults. Adults don't want to waste valuable classroom time piddling about with some stupid game!"
That view is outdated in today's world. Not only do many adults the world over enjoy games, but language games actually accelerate learning in a number of ways I will talk about below. However it is absolutely vital that adult students know why they are using a particular game, what specific target grammar or vocabulary are they practising, or what skill are they reinforcing by using the game? If students know and understand why they are doing a particular activity they will be much more inclined to cooperate and enjoy the learning.
So if you have come to this page because you are looking for ways to be a better teacher and to make your classes more meaningful and fun, then read on because you can achieve those worthwhile goals right here.
Communication in class must be meaningful
On this page you will find out:
Why using games helps students learn more effectively than traditional teaching methods
Why it is so important for communication in class to be meaningful and not just senseless repetition or artificial conversation
That most students want to spend class time speaking English and not doing worksheets or watching videos
How to ease the atmosphere and avoid blunders when you have tension in a multicultural class
How to perk students up when they are tired and finding it hard to concentrate
How to help beginners through the "silent period" and much, much more...
You will also discover new ways to:
Encourage even the shy students to join in and pipe up in class with comments
Motivate your students more
Improve the effectiveness of your teaching by tapping into the different learning styles
Save preparation time
Successfully handle mixed ability situations in class
Enjoy yourself more in class. This is so important, because if you are enjoying yourself the chances are that your students are also enjoying the class and you are doing a great job.
Learning English Can Be Fun!
But don't take my word for it; here are testimonials from teachers around the world who I have helped:
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Instead of absolutely dreading the preparation, I actually enjoy it now!!!
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