Let’s suppose you are in your beginner level TEFL class and – for the purposes of this explanation – it’s time to introduce them to adjectives.
You could simply say:
“An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or a pronoun. To modify a word is to describe the word or to make its meaning more definite”
And if you did say that to beginners, you…
Clap Slap is a simple game which is great fun with younger children. It practices listening comprehension, word groups and also helps them to let off a little steam!
Decide first on an appropriate word group. This will depend on your class and their level, but could be, for example:
things (nouns in general)
action words (verbs)
Beginners is a general term teachers use to describe students who are just starting out to learn English.
It is rare to find complete beginners in the classroom. Almost everyone has had some exposure to English – however minor – and knows at least a few common English words:
…to name but a few. And…
This article offers a simple First Lesson for Beginners. It assumes that all instruction will be done in English and the class knows no English at all, i.e. the class are all complete beginners.
It is generally accepted that using English only in the classroom (known as full immersion) is one of the more effective ways of teaching, however some teachers find this difficult in a very first lesson…
TEFL/TESOL teachers talk about students being Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and so on. But what does that really mean?
There is no single method used to describe the learner level of an English speaker, however this article will provide a rough idea of how to classify a student and how they are generally classified in TEFL.
Note that no single system is definitive and there are overlaps and…