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I've been teaching English for 20 years. I love my job very much. Now I'm trying to keep up with technology.

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Games vs Handouts

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 3:30am 0 Comments

from A Journey in TEFL

Last week I explained how to reduce relative clauses into phrases to my 11 graders and they were all confused. Then I distributed the handouts I prepared for them to practise and asked them to rewrite the sentences. While doing the exercises they were bored and they couldn’t even get the idea.

The following day I played a game with them and they were more confident in the end.

The game was one of my… Continue

A Journey in TEFL

Posted on December 20, 2009 at 6:39am 0 Comments


I’m sure we sometimes finish the lesson before the planned time or we see that our students are lost and aren’t following us then we tend to find something to motivate them.

It’s always a good idea to have something ready for these moments. Fillers are great. They are short, energising and motivating.

Whenever I feel we are stuck in the middle of the lesson and have nothing to continue, I use one of the simplest tools that I have,… Continue

A Journey in TEFL

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 5:00am 0 Comments

My favourites...

Actually I'm new with techology but trying hard to do my best to keep up with all the digital natives. I just posted my favourites on my blog http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/. These are the ones that I enjoy using.

A journey in TEFL

Posted on November 21, 2009 at 10:25am 0 Comments

I started posting warmers and ice breakers on my blog and I'll be happy to hear yours.http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/

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