The Oxbridge English Teaching System (OETS) is made out of a wide and wide community of teachers from different countries and backgrounds. Offering a masterclass in ESL for different areas of expertise was necessary and easy at the same time, having in mind the richness of profiles of our community members. This is why we are currently devoting our Friday meetings to masterclasses presented by our teachers. Each teacher…
Here are some conclusions we, Madrid teachers, arrived to when discussing What do good activities include? These are internal working standards that we are now setting in order to unify criteria for what good activities should contain. Now we have more clues on what others mean when they say “this week the activities were terrible” or “these days activities have been fairly good”. These Friday discussions are our own way of negotiating meaning!…
happens to all of us: Now and again you come to the point where you have tried/used every trick in the book and now you are stumped for activities. If that is the case you came to the right place because today we will look at the boundless source of original activities. I am talking about task-based language teaching of course. Please note that the emphasis…
A great way of filling your ESL classes with a fresh air is choosing activities based on current news. Use the news in ESL activities is an approach that we will be displaying through examples of teacher friendly ESL topic activities prepared by our teachers. Based on breaking news and current events, the ESL activities based on news are a winning bet in your lesson plans. The World…
Topic: Independence Objective: For students to discuss the pros and cons of Catalan independence using the basis of the opinions of foreigners. Level: Upper Intermediate – Advanced Author: Hugo Deslandes
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTLrKXl16ug A recent study lasting for over 14 years in America, involving more than 400,000 people found that coffee is good for you!
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3zwUBtuieg&feature=related Donna Summer – the Queen of disco died recently at the age of 63. Suffering from Lung Cancer she became a LEGEND and a leading star of the seventies and eighties disco music.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSCm4QXcwnw On the 5th June this year the Queen will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee; 60 years as a REIGNING MONARCH.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI7Pb_VVqFo Commercial divers have stumbled upon an incredible find. A U.F.O! A group of divers in the Baltic Sea were making their final run to the bottom of the ocean with a ‘sonar fish’ – a sensor when it suddenly showed what looked like the shape of a U.F.O. The image was about 60 meters across, which is roughly the size of a Jumbo jet…
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A1LvXRnpVg JP Rangaswami – innovator and chief information officer for many leading financial businesses likes to think that food and information are the same thing and that energy and data are similar. He believes that monkeys can learn faster than humans because their brains are larger and their stomachs are smaller; not like humans. The tissues covering our brains and stomachs are the most expensive…