This is the first issue of November, so have a happy and creative month. Here’s the menu of the week.
Reading: Remember, remember, the 5th of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot! Read an interesting article about this landmark in British history. Recommended for B2 and upwards.
Grammar: an activity designed by a bunch of brilliant teachers during my last Game Design Workshop.
Vocabulary: same as before, but with a different tool.
Drawing: by the one and only Steve Harpster, draw a monster with the letter R, teach the alphabet, practise listening, learn vocab and have enormous fun into the bargain!
Training: the Game Design Workshop proved a wonderful idea, so it’s in for another session. Along with it, enjoy the Cockpit Project for free! GAME DESIGN In the new, 2-hour workshop, we learn how to design educational games and then make them available to our students online. Sounds daunting? Fear not. It’s a piece of cake, a walk in the park, as easy as pie and I’ve just run out of metaphors. COCKPIT PROJECT Manage all your online and offline resources from a single icon on your desktop. During the seminar, you can browse through our range of nearly 80 CD-ROM titles and purchase them at a 25% discount.
CD of the week. We are now well past the beginning of the year, so why not try some activities guaranteed to develop your students’ active vocabulary? Mind you, this has always been a thorny area. You are well acquainted with this situation of the grammar-perfect class who cannot express themselves due to lack of lexis. The LEXISFLEX series will change that. 11 levels (pre-school to C2), 1,700 words, 410 exercises, 126 thematic groups, more than 20 different types of activities will work wonders with your classes, maintaining their interest and motivating them with a great variety of tasks. I’ve seen it in practice and I can’t help marvelling at how the tasks activate my students’ productive skills.
Educate, entertain, enjoy, innovate, share and never, ever, cease being awesome.