Dice activities! Why I can’t live without them.

Dice Activities I am constantly seeing posts in my social media groups about what is one thing in your classroom you can’t live without. For years I have pondered this question and answered it a million different ways. There has never been one thing I LOVE so much I can’t teach without…until now. I have Read more about Dice activities! Why I can’t live without them.[…]

Olympic Vocabulary Challenge

The Olympics are here so I want to share with you how to bring Olympic vocabulary practice to your classroom. It’s no secret our students love to play games. As teachers, we should love incorporating games into our daily lessons. They are great for review and repetition. They make learning fun. With the Winter Olympics Read more about Olympic Vocabulary Challenge[…]

Turn the Classroom Into a Board Game

Turn the Classroom Into a Board Game Is it really possible to turn the classroom into a board game? It is! I stumbled across this blog from Spanish Sundries that gave me an idea of how to turn the ASL classroom into a board game. In order to do this, you have to be willing Read more about Turn the Classroom Into a Board Game[…]

Comic Strips in the Classroom??? How does that work?

Comic Strips Comic strips are powerful conversational tools available to use in the classroom at all language levels. The strips are short conversations that don’t need sophisticated vocabulary skills to understand or talk about the content. Comic strips are an authentic resource used to motivate the reluctant student or entice the visual learner. Comics give Read more about Comic Strips in the Classroom??? How does that work?[…]

Challenge yourself! Mix it up! Get them using the language!

Get them using the language: A while back I posted about communication first in the target language. I discussed the importance of communication in the language classroom. Today I want to talk about how we can mix it up to keep students engaged and get them using the target language. I know there are days Read more about Challenge yourself! Mix it up! Get them using the language![…]

The Ticket to Communication

Communication I hear from language teachers over and over again how difficult it is to keep students communicating in the target language. I agree this can sometimes be difficult but with a few tweaks in your day and how you present material, I think you will be surprised at what your students can do with Read more about The Ticket to Communication[…]