Hope you’re doing fine. I guess you must be breaking in your new classes right now. Don’t be too harsh on them. Give them a break - one that combines fun activities and instructional language. This newsletter’s ideas are tuned towards this very goal, so enjoy.
Reading: some more Howard Wigglebottom.
Speaking: I found an article that I am tempted to include in my NL, since a lot of what it says makes sense.
Crafts: some origami for boys! Ninja throwing stars.
Games: a nice vocabulary memory game - matching hidden cards.
Training: your unique chance to become a web-designer beckons! Attend this seminar and become the master (or at least the confident administrator) of an increasingly connected world.
CDs of the week.
A. How did your students fare English-wise during their vacation? They probably need some revision. We might need to deal with possible weaknesses and plan some remedial sessions. Here’s the perfect tool: The Welcome Back series, richer in content and variety than any coursebook revision unit. It comes in nine levels and you can download its syllabus from my site. €4 per level, €30 for the whole series, €25 for the “9 in 1” CD.
B. Brand new! Irregular verbs for B and C senior. One of its kind. €15 per level, €25 for both.
Educate, entertain, enjoy, innovate, share and never, ever, cease being awesome.