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by David-sensei
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: A puzzle for English teachers
Replies: 5
Views: 2730

Five is pretty hard. Seven is easy though...
by David-sensei
Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Any nice ideas for topic winter/Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 7949

You're in luck. I just wrote an article on this for my company newsletter. Keep in mind that these activities are mainly for kids 3-6 and in large groups (usu. 20 or more students) : I really get into the holiday spirit during December – I wear Santa hats to class, wear a lot of red and green, use a...
by David-sensei
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Win $100 for your EFL/ESl activity
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Re: Win $100 for your EFL/ESl activity

The reason for the fixed format is to allow for easy searching in the database. It is easy on the brain and everything is easy to understand and compare with other games. I understand, but I work with kindergarten kids. Games like "Catch the Card", shown here , would be VERY difficult to understand...
by David-sensei
Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Win $100 for your EFL/ESl activity
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Re: Win $100 for your EFL/ESl activity

On April 1, 2007, one name will be chosen from the box and the winner will be contacted via e-mail. You picked a helluva day to end a contest :lol: Too bad it has to be a fixed format. I've compiled an illustrated book of over 100 kindergarten games, but putting all those into text would be too muc...
by David-sensei
Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: How do you handle a really noisy class?
Replies: 6
Views: 1911

How old are the kids and how many are in the class?
by David-sensei
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: How to teach letters?
Replies: 12
Views: 12772

David-sensei That 'Nim' game sounds great - I'm going to use it next time I have a beginner class. Could also use it for practising the numbers 1-20. I think I once played a similar game in a pub - with three rows of matchsticks or something. The loser is the one who takes the last match. Cheers fo...
by David-sensei
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: How to teach letters?
Replies: 12
Views: 12772

You didn't say how old your students were, or how many kids are in the class, so I don't know if these activities will work for you, but here's what I use for a classroom full of kindergarten kids: No Props Necessary Head and Shoulders ABC Song - Touch your head, shoulders, knees, and toes in succes...
by David-sensei
Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Conflicting TESL Theories
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Conflicting TESL Theories

I have been studying TESL theories, but many of them seem conflicting. I have a lot of questions about them. As experienced teachers, what do you think about the following conflicts: 1. Should we teach all aspects of English (reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation) whether...
by David-sensei
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: when some students are the loser of the game, they are sad.
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

One method I like is the "credit" method. In small classes, points acquired in the game can be used as credits to "purchase" items like stickers. Winning the game can get more credits, but there's still something to be gained by playing, even if you don't win. In large classes, with two large teams ...
by David-sensei
Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Games for 3-5 year olds (large groups)
Replies: 0
Views: 5581

Games for 3-5 year olds (large groups)

I work for a company in Japan that sends English teachers to kindergartens nationwide. We focus on making the English-learning environment as fun as possible for the kids. I haven't found many resources that fit our needs, so I decided to make my own. I have compiled a list of over 101 games for use...