If you’ve ever wanted to see your kids crawl under a desk while learning English, then have I got the activity for you! Probably one of my favorite things to do with young learners during the first few days of class, this variation on the running dictation is adapted to be just a bit moreContinue reading “The Scavenger Hunt Dictation: a Hyper-Active Activity for Teaching English to Young Learners”
One of the most challenging things about teaching for SIDAS Language School is that the nature of the Active English Weeks Program makes any classroom activity that relies on extensive worksheets, readings, or individual materials in general a bit of a problem. Of course, in my experience, any lesson plan that relies excessively on worksheets isContinue reading “Lightening Up and Going Mats-less: Techniques for Teaching English out of your Backpack”
It’s safe to say that I have just survived the most ridiculous two days in my ESL career so far. So, a couple things you need to know about SIDAS Language School: our boss is pretty straightforward about what he expects from us, and he’s pretty up front about the challenges of the job. Before evenContinue reading “Seriously, Boss?”
Something you should know about Malta in the winter: it sucks.