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by mesmark
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Technology in the Classroom
Replies: 10
Views: 6154

There are a lot of ESL games sites out there. You could use those and there are also a lot of videos on YouTube. However, I think the technology should be simply the tool and not the point of the lesson. If something enhances your lesson, then great! However, I feel you can leave the teaching of tec...
by mesmark
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Tools for Educators.com
Replies: 30
Views: 32256

There is a new online English games site --> MES Games ! _ _ _ _ _ _ http://www.mes-games.com/images/games.gif There are currently 15 different topics with 11 different activities to learn and practice English. There are grammar games, vocabulary games, questions and answers games, spelling practice...
by mesmark
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: ESL Games - The Five Most Popular ESL Games
Replies: 5
Views: 6086

I just started teaching as an ALT in Japan and was warned about hangman in the classroom. We should modify mainly because it is the topic of death. You could have someone in the class that had a relative or friend kill themselves by hanging. It certainly can be a sensitive topic. What I've done is ...
by mesmark
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: ESL Games - The Five Most Popular ESL Games
Replies: 5
Views: 6086

Too bad about Bingo. I found it great. ... I'm sure that I don't have to convince Sally, but just about any game can be transformed into an interesting, educational, communicative activity. If in bingo you are just calling out words and people are marking squares, well then it's not much better tha...
by mesmark
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Summer Party Ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

Mike - Good luck with the party. What's the purpose of the party? is it to have a party or is it to study English? What are the levels, how many people. how many teachers? Do you have an example of an activity you feel is "constructive"? With more information, we might be able to offer you more targ...
by mesmark
Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: Why Fish & Chip Shop, but not Fish & Chips Shop?
Replies: 2
Views: 3887

When a noun is used as an adjective, we use the singular form:

book store
pet shop
pencil case
coin purse
letter carrier
...
by mesmark
Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Video in the Classroom
Topic: Youtube: a quick video library available anytime
Replies: 4
Views: 4243

There are also videos strictly for learning. you can find English vocabulary videos , grammar videos, and teaching videos with model lesson plans, tips for the classroom and activities.
by mesmark
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: ESL Phonics
Replies: 6
Views: 12341

Fun Fonix Book 4 - vowel digraphs and diphthongs worksheets: ee, ai, ea, oo, oa http://www.funfonix.com/images/ffonix_book4.gif This the the 6th book in the Fun Fonix series. It has a slightly more advanced structure, including reading comprehension sections with 2 short stories and then 3 reading ...
by mesmark
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Lessons for kids
Replies: 3
Views: 2234

Re: Lessons for kids

... what about some good websites that would give useful teaching materials for classes, like those that you can print out and use? ... Here are a couple sites that might be helpful: MES English - flashcards, games, handouts, worksheets, projects, phonics materials for kid's classes Phonics Workshe...
by mesmark
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Situational Lesson for Intermediate Students
Replies: 2
Views: 3299

What about a professional conference meet and greet type situation. They can ask about specialties, what department they work in, how long have they been with the company, have they met ..., does ... work in their department, etc. Have different groups prepare product booths where they actually have...
by mesmark
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Tools for Educators.com
Replies: 30
Views: 32256

I updated the domino maker slightly. There's a new text only version. You can use that to make double sided text dominoes. With those you can choose to make dominoes with dots (like real dominoes) or the default is blank which would give you dominoes like the regular imaged based versions. http://ww...
by mesmark
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Once a week - games?
Replies: 7
Views: 3671

There are all kinds of games you can play with students. As Sally said, try the Games forum here. There's a post with 60 games for kids and then a bunch of people have added to that list: http://forums.eslcafe.com/teacher/viewtopic.php?t=4201 You can also check out the Games section on MES English, ...
by mesmark
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Connecting with ESL elementary teachers in other countries?
Replies: 5
Views: 2974

There's also the option of project exchanges which are a bit easier to run. Students can just exchange a project of some sort. There's a V-Key Pals project exchange on MES English . It has completed projects from students around the world, on various themes. Your students can do a project and then y...
by mesmark
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Most commonly used handouts?
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

I teach a lot of young learners, so I use vocabulary handouts and picture dictionary worksheets more than anything. Although from your list I chose grammar worksheets because I also use a lot of those with my students.

Where are you teaching and what age groups?
by mesmark
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: teaching mixed class 1- 3 year olds
Replies: 4
Views: 4076

I replied to this here, how to teach 1-5 year olds.