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Simple Storytelling (Speaking) Activities for (Very) Young Learners + FREE Story cube

Hi, my dear colleagues! In my mind, in Methodologyland, there is a constant shortage of interactive storytelling activities, especially ones that involve speaking. It’s even more daunting if you are teaching very young learners who cannot read or haven’t even been introduced to sight words, so I usually use a story cube with VYl! This …

Teaching Sustainability in Your Language Classroom (Reflection and Presentation Recording)

Hi, my dear educators! Some time ago, I had a great presentation at an amazing conference with Owain Llewellyn and Ben Crompton! The presentation was inspiring, and both Owain and Ben are amazing educators! So keep reading this post to learn more and see how teaching sustainability in your classroom looks like and how you …

Outdoor Learning 101: Taking your Young Learners on a Journey – INTERACTIVE OUTDOOR TEACHER TRAINING

Hello, my dear educators! Have you ever taken your young learners outside? Are you ready for some outdoor learning teacher training? Does outdoor learning frighten you and make you feel like it would never work in your classroom? If the answers to these questions are YES, then you are in the right place! Abstract In …

The Steadfast Tin Soldier by H.C.Andersen Activities + Literature Analysis Freebies!

Hello, my dear educators!This short post will reflect a recent lesson with Shavy’s English Hut as the guest lecturer. I will also share my newest ESL materials for literature analysis, including activities for the famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen – The Steadfast Tin Soldier! Before the lesson, the students had a task to …

A Trip to Outer Space – Storytelling Activities: Leap by Campbell Manning, Illustrated by Nadia Ronquillo

Hello, my dear colleagues! This post is a short reflection that will share a simple storytelling lesson plan and show some activities for Leap by Campbell Manning, Illustrated by Nadia Ronquillo. This session was done online, but it can be conducted face-to-face without any changes. It is made for young learners (mixed group, the 1st …

What is the Postmethod Pedagogy?

Hello, my dear educators! Have you ever heard of postmethod pedagogy? The postmethod pedagogy presents a new view of the relationship between theory and practice. Kumaradivelu (2006) discussed the development of language teaching methods throughout the centuries. She stated that the methods developed from the language-centered methods to learner-centered methods, finally to learning-centered methods. Postmethod …