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by wctman
Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Some Advice on Large Classes
Replies: 55
Views: 78459

I like the idea of changing the classroom routine by going outside too. I've done it a couple of times now, and the middle school students really like it. I did it during exam week, as kind of a breather for them. Here is what i really learnt: those who really want to speak English stick by me, the ...
by wctman
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: games for large classrooms
Replies: 6
Views: 2732

Here is a game that has worked very well with 10 to 14 year olds. It is a variation of an American TV show, which I think is called Wheel of Fortune. I write the alphabet on the board to show available letters. I then come up with a phrase or statement and indicate this by a series of dashes and / t...
by wctman
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Teaching In China
Replies: 9
Views: 3473

Here are a couple of classroom activities that have gone over very well wth middle school kids: 1) take a ball, or pen, or something that can be easily hidden away in class. Send a student out into the hall, and have the rest of the class agree on a hiding place for the object. The student reenterin...
by wctman
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Some Advice on Large Classes
Replies: 55
Views: 78459

Large classes

Wow, and I ever glad I have come across this forum. I am in my first year teaching in China, in Xi'An actually. My situation is very good compared to some of you here in that my classes include only 40 kids, with much room to walk around etc. Of 21 classes/week, 16 are in primary school and the othe...