Monthly Archives: June 2014

Oral exams

Every year I ask myself the same questions about how best to evaluate the oral skills of my students, for me this is the most useful (and used) skill in a foreign language, but the most challenging to evaluate. Obviously … Continue reading

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A Quick , kind and fab idea for the end of term.

A friend saw one of these in her gym so I borrowed the idea and put a couple on the door for students to take as they walked out if their oral exam this week… I love it!

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5 minute filler

Not to be done when you want calm and quiet! Bring me something beginning with…

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What to do about Invisible Students

Do you have them too? Those students who are so discrete, quiet, shy or just self contained (and well-behaved!) that they simply pass completely under radar. Every year I have a few, often they have a level way above that … Continue reading

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Making Shakespeare fun

Let me make it clear from the start that this is a blatant advert for the “playing with plays” series that I stumbled across on twitter.     I’ll set the scene, I teach in a French speaking secondary school … Continue reading

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