A happy November to all frontline teachers! Exam time for some of us, therefore preparation is intensified. So this newsletter will be - mainly - about exams, but since Christmas is just 55 days away, there’s going to be something Christmasy for you, too!
I would like to take the opportunity to announce Flexible Mutimedia’s new service: “From our DB to your WB”. Details in the next mail, but I’ll let you know that DB stands for “Database” and WB for Whiteboard.
Reading: “The Gatekeeper to Paradise”, and, no, this is not a reference to St Peter.
Crafts: these days I’m into origami in a rather serious way, and I have come upon some really exciting stuff that will keep your students riveted. Ideal for instructional language.
Grammar: you can never have enough conditionals when it comes to exam prep, woudn’t you agree?
Video: dangerous roads! Not for the faint of heart! Very good language for upper-intermediate to advanced.
Websites: do you fancy your own Xmas thematic website with your name and logo on it, complete with crafts, carols and traditions? For endless hours of seasonal fun. At a competitive price, even lower if combined with the Xmas Spirit series.
And for state-of-the-art software:
A. Active Vocabulary is a thorny issue. It doesn’t have to be boring though! Our Lexisflex series provides great practice activities, and such a variety of task types that kids will never be bored doing them, as they won’t know what’s just around the corner. (You will, though, since the Syllabus is there for you to download through my site - download the levels you prefer, print them and incorporate them in your teaching. 5 minutes a week is as little as you can devote to the development of lexical competence.
B. Xmas Spirit! A series of CD-ROMs ranging from pre-school to E class, with grammar and vocab revision activities and carols. Ideal for your classes, but good as gifts as well, at an unheard of price!
Educate, entertain, enjoy, innovate, share and never, ever, cease being awesome.