Good versus Evil: For this Christmas season, I used this theme, complete with angels and devils, forces of good and evil, to teach my students affirmative and negative commands in English. Storyline: a blind beggar, fast asleep, unknowingly receives some … Continue reading
I gave a lesson around Halloween time involving the future tense, with a complete Fortune Telling business – only four euros per question! Every child has a role (not fixed, rotated): a secretary for writing the questions, another for writing … Continue reading
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Tagged brain pudding, Count Dracula, Fortune Telling, Halloween, insects, international cuisine, shrimp, the future tense, the Grim Reaper, unusual foods, Vampires, Zombies
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More late afternoon fun with a costumed history and geography lesson – this time with Napoleon Buonaparte, the Duke of Wellington and diplomat Klemens von Metternich. The kids can say where each key 19th century person is from, their job, … Continue reading
An English lesson about London, England and Great Britain – in costume and in character – makes kids so eager to participate that learning is effortless! Note: the child in the video above, presenting London, knew very little English, and … Continue reading
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Tagged Buckingham Palace, Carnival, Children, confidence building, costumes, documentary, Drama, EFL, English, ESL, Halloween, History, Jane Austen, King Henry the Eighth, Performance, presentation, Queen Elizabeth, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes, the Globe, the Underground, theater, theatre, Windsor Castle
Two lessons were taught here: geography and some yoga. Kids love colors and shapes. They love tangible materials and they love putting things together. And of course, they love to stretch and move and have seemingly care-free fun doing … Continue reading
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https://cvo-bonn.de/index.php/lernen-und-leben/news-archiv-schuljahr-16-17/126-can-we-go-now Can we go NOW??? Workshop auf Englisch und Theater in der Gymnasium Carl-von-Ossietzky, Bonn Die 5c bekam vor kurzem in zwei Doppelstunden ihres Englischunterrichts Besuch von Evie Prentoulis. Evie ist in den USA und in England aufgewachsen und führt … Continue reading
Volunteering as a children’s animator with the NGO Plan International – which helps girls world-wide to get a better education. What a fun day it was at Bonn’s annual Fest der Kulturen –
Kids are “unconscious competents”. Most learn languages quickly and easily, seemingly without trying. Let’s copy them so we adults can dispel the myth that only children can learn new languages. I learned six languages after the age of 18. … Continue reading