Ebook: “The European Day of Languages” Ewa Torebko
“The European Day of Languages ” is a set of 15 activities that can be used around 26th September to celebrate the European Day of Languages. Out of the 15 tasks, the first five can be used with students at A2/B1 level, the next five with those at B1/B2, and the last five at B2/C1.
Each group of five tasks can be used together as a series of activities but each single task can also be used on its own. Each task is accompanied by two follow-up activities that you may use if you
would like to create a full lesson around one of the main tasks.
No of pages: 50
Even though I am the author of the worksheets and lesson plans, I hardly ever use them step-by-step myself. I just observe my group and intentionally skip some of the exercises or even change the order of them, so my advice to you is to use these lesson plans as an inspiration. You can also use single activities and incorporate them in your everyday lessons. For that I usually cut out the interesting parts and print them for my students. Sometimes you might want to actually cut the worksheets into pieces so that you keep the element of surprise.
When there’s a video to watch you can always give it to your students before the lesson but it will take away the element of surprise. This way though will be perfect for the students on lower levels since they’ll have a chance to check all the vocabulary and watch it or read it as many times as they want to. If there’s a longer video I’d rather give it to my students before the lesson so that during the lesson they can actively use phrases, vocabulary and structures from the material.
During my conversation lessons I try to feel the group and use a proper way to correct their mistakes. I usually go for gentle correction so as not to discourage students from using English. In more advanced groups I tend to correct more mistakes on the go, but my first and foremost goal is their fluency.
During my lessons I cut down my teacher talking time to the minimum. Students work in pairs and small groups and my role is to be a quiet observer, I usually go around the classroom offering my assistance and correcting major mistakes, if necessary.
You’ll notice that most of the questions and activities are created by your students. I’d like to help them develop their autonomy and engage them in creating the contents of our lesson. Some students might need to hear it from you. Remember, the more involved they become, the better!
I truly hope these lesson plans will make your life easier! Paulina Dolęga
Liczba stron: 33
“LESSONS ON LOVE” comprises ten sets of tasks, all on the topic of love. Each set can be used independently of the others as each deals with a different kind of love.
The material can be used with students at B1-B2 levels. The texts vary in difficulty so you need to judge whether a particular text will be appropriate for your students.
No of pages: 28
“Easter Things” is a set of 12 activities (arranged into 6 pairs) that can be used around Easter with students at B1-B2+ levels. You can mix and match the activities, use them in pairs or as individual activities.
The title of this e-book is a call-back to the series “Stranger Things”, in which the existing world has its “flipped” or alternate version called “The Upside Down”. In “Easter Things”, the activities are presented in pairs in which one activity attempts to be as if the reversed version of the other. Each activity in each pair, however, contains a different language task and/or text. It is the mechanics of the activity that are reversed so you can use both of the activities in each pair or just one, as you see fit.
No of pages: 24
“Creeping across the Curriculum” is a collection of 14 activities that can be used with students at B1-B2+ levels. Each activity is connected with a different lexical topic from the Curriculum and has a Halloween twist to it.
● You can use a selection of the activities here to conduct a Halloween related lesson and at the same time practise the vocabulary on the topics you are currently working on with your students or would like them to revise.
● You can also use any of the activities here to add a little Halloween flavour to your lessons by choosing one that is aligned with the vocabulary your students are currently working on and this way supplement or expand on whatever you are currently doing with that particular group of students
No of pages: 45