This is a well overdue post from me, especially considering it was supposed to appear to coincide with the designerlessons presentation on “Classroom Cartography” at the TESOL Spain event at UAB back in February! Still, better late than never, and I hope you find this lesson as fun and productive …Continue Reading
A designer lessons article by George Chilton Voki is a web 2.0 application with plenty of scope for classroom use, ideally with young learners and teenagers. Providing an editable avatar, Voki allows the students, or the teacher, to give a character a voice. The final product can be shared over …Continue Reading
A designer Lessons ESL lesson plan developed by George Chilton I realise that I’m introducing this class idea in mid-February, which isn’t a time when very many new classes begin. Then again, it’s a blog – and who said blogs had to be logical eh? Anyway, this is an icebreaker …Continue Reading
A designer Lessons ESL lesson plan developed by George Chilton This is my first post of 2013, just made it into January! I hope you enjoy it, and can find a way of using it with your students. As always, your feedback very important to us. You can do that …Continue Reading
A designer Lessons ESL lesson plan developed by Gareth H. Jones Thank you very much to Gareth H. Jones for submitting another great lesson plan to us. Gareth is an English teacher in Barcelona and he runs http://www.inglesnaturalmente.com - an excellent resource for Spanish-speaking ESL students. You can also find Gareth …Continue Reading
Yes, Designer Lessons is one! Today is our blog’s birthday, it’s been exactly one year since I started this project – so I thought I’d talk a little bit about how Designer Lessons – ELT Resources came to be. Designer lessons really has been a journey in professional development for me. …Continue Reading
A Designer Lessons lesson plan developed by Neil McMillan I have recently become obsessed with maps of different kinds. Couple this with the recent discovery of a neat trick you can do with Youtube clips,* and there you have it. *If you want only this and can’t be bothered with …Continue Reading
A designer Lessons ESL lesson plan developed by George Chilton This plan focuses on linking phrases, creating narrative and vocabulary describing relationships with people. Use the lesson plan and adapt as you see fit. It could work as a follow up, or complement, to The Friendship Graph, by Neil. This …Continue Reading
A summary of Designer Lessons’ first ELT outing Covering: Error Correction, online tools for TEFL and learner autonomy Cats and the Publishing Industry: The dryness of published materials, and the reasons for it Cultural Sensitivity / for both learners and teachers Choosing and using authentic materials Teaching to learner needs …Continue Reading
A designerlessons lesson plan by Neil McMillan DJs Complaining is a Twitter account that retweets messages of complaint from famous DJs. It has become so successful that some DJs seem to have stopped complaining for fear of being exposed as the whinging divas they really are. Others, meanwhile, have started …Continue Reading
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