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Surviving the end of the year… Activities and ideas for your last lessons

di Silvia Chini

Secondaria di 2° grado - Inglese

Learning through games and activities has consistently proved itself to have been a valuable part of teacher’s armoury. Being able to introduce an element of competition or fun into what might otherwise be a rather dreary lesson topic has proved a boon for both teacher and student alike. (see article “Gamification and ESL” )  Making use of online resources such as Kahoot etc, captures the interest and makes the learning fun. Nowhere is this more important than in the last few weeks of the school year, when the natural tendency to look forward to the upcoming holidays distracts from the necessity of learning.  The following are some activities that can engage the students and make the lesson both fruitful and fun. 

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Just Press Play

di Leonard O’Shea, Silvia Chini

Secondaria di 2° grado - Inglese

Music has, since time immemorial, been a fundamental teaching tool. From the earliest rhymes and rythyms heard from our mother’s embrace or croaking songs from our father’s arms, music has seemingly found it’s way to stimulate our memories and tickle our desire for learning more. Before literacy and the advent of the written word, the […]

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Teaching with podcasts

di Silvia Chini

Secondaria di 2° grado - Inglese

As teachers we have big challenges in front of us such as finding diverse materials, engaging students, dealing with current affairs, involving teenagers outside the classroom and many more… An interesting and innovative solution is working with podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Cv5Nu-Uss&feature=emb_logo Podcasts have a lot of potential for language teachers. First of all they are authentic. They […]

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Teaching with newspapers – Case study: US elections and transition

di Silvia Chini

Secondaria di 2° grado - Inglese, Educazione civica

Teachers are always looking for authentic texts for their students and newspapers provide the best, widest and most versatile tool to teach with authentic material. First of all, newspapers are much more updated than any course book, secondly they give the possibility to speak and work on every single possible topic from science to football, […]

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Eventi Martedì 16 Febbraio ore 16:00

LitHUB

Incontro con l'opera

con  A cura della redazione

Eventi Martedì 23 Febbraio ore 16:00

Twenty Thirty

Incontro con l'opera

con  A cura della redazione

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GAMIFICATION AND ESL…WHY NOT?

di Silvia Chini

Secondaria di 2° grado - Inglese

If 28 million people harvest their crops on Farm Ville every day and over 5 million people in the world play videogames for 45 hours a week, why can’t we use some elements of video games for educational purpose? As Werbach & Hunter state, gamification is a technique based on using “game elements and game […]

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Webinar Martedì 4 Dicembre ore 16:00

Robinson Crusoe: a man for all seasons

Scuola secondaria di secondo grado

con  Brian Ayres

By using extracts from Robinson Crusoe and finding parallels with the novel and Defoe’s life, the webinar is about contemporary themes such as the relationship with other peoples, with nature and our desires, also through creative writing, dramatisation exercises and images. The webinar is conducted in English.