Teaching Tips

Teaching Reading: 9 Tips for Reading Classes

POSTED ON July 18th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Teaching reading is one of the most important things a teacher can do. Reading is a core language skills, and it’s absolutely essential that young learners establish a good foundation. Being important does not mean being serious, however. It’s possible to make the reading process both educational and fun. Here are 9 activities that [...]

Teaching Reading: 14 Pre-reading Activities

POSTED ON July 11th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Reading is a core skill for any language student, so it’s important to follow the entire process. Students start learning before the reading assignment actually begins, so it’s important to have effective pre-reading activities. Not only will this get the students interested, but it will refresh or introduce necessary information [...]

The PPP Method in Detail: Production

POSTED ON July 4th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
The PPP method’s production phase is the third and final stage. It often includes games and activities give students some structure while using target language.A language production game/activity is one that allows the students to freely produce the language that has just been practiced. Never ask the student to produce something that [...]

The PPP Method in Detail: Practice

POSTED ON June 28th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
The second phase of the PPP method is practice. This is where the students’ learning becomes more active. Through drilling and practice, students begin to use target language (TL) independently and fully commit new information to memory. This is where real learning begins. What Is The Practice Stage? PPP method stands for the [...]

The PPP Method in Detail: Presentation

POSTED ON June 20th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
At Shane English Schools, we use the Present-Practice-Produce method (PPP method) of teaching. The following are some things to remember when presenting language and grammar to young learners. Not familiar with this method? Click here for an overview of the PPP method of teaching English. Duration Young learners have very short attention [...]

What Is the PPP Method of Teaching English?

POSTED ON June 13th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
The Presentation-Practice-Production (PPP or 3P) method is popular among new EFL teachers because it is straightforward and easy to implement. In fact, the PPP method follows common sense and does not require much advanced pedagogy. Most people have used some variation of the PPP method to learn at some point in their lives. And while […]

Active Games for Young Learners

POSTED ON June 6th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Sometimes, classes just have a little extra energy. That’s especially true this time of year. As summer vacation approaches, students find it harder to contain their excitement. Teachers are also distracted by end-of-the-year administrative work, and students sense their weakness and push boundaries. There’s no better way to get a rowdy class [...]

EFL and Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Make It Work

POSTED ON May 30th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
In recent years, there has been a distinct rise in autism spectrum disorders, also called autistic spectrum disorders or ASD. The exact cause of this rise is still under debate, though genetics, waiting until later in life to have children, and lifestyle changes are all potential factors. (No, vaccines are not potential causes.) It’s also […]

ESL Activity Idea – Play Your Cards Right

POSTED ON May 23rd  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
This is an ESL activity idea using one of the English class’s most valuable tools: flashcards. This post uses animal flashcards as an example, but the activity is adaptable to a variety of topics. It is best suited for nouns, however, as it requires the application of adjectives. Instructions Take two sets of flashcards, such as animals. To [...]

Classroom Management in a Nutshell

POSTED ON May 16th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
What is Classroom Management? Classroom management is a term used by teachers (and their managers) to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly.  It is an essential skill for all teachers. Once a class spirals out of control, it is extremely difficult to bring the energy levels back down, so teachers need […]