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English teaching aids

Quick links: Autonomous Learning Film Education Quotations
Corner work Grammar Selection of teaching aids
Culture lessons How to stimulate pupils'involvement Songs
Didactic Websites Integration of art in the English classroom Videos
Educational Games Literature Waiting corner activities 3 BASO 2010
E-lessons Literature in the classroom Webquests
Evaluation  Puzzlemaker Worksheets: yes-no?
 
AUTONOMOUS LEARNING
 

Present Simple versus Present Continuous * ILSO 2005-2006: Anneke, Elien & Evi * (zip-file. Unzip all the files & open the powerpoint.) Also worksheets available! (Word-doc)

Present Perfect Simple versus Past Simple * 3 ILSO 2005-2006: Dorien, Mart & Annemieke * (zip-file. Unzip all the files & open the powerpoint)

Past Perfect Simple versus Past Perfect Contiunous * 3 ILSO 2005-2006: Audrey & Yana * (zip-file. Unzip all the files & open the powerpoint)
 
CORNER WORK
 
An example: 5 March 2005-Lille-2MOA7: hobbies (sports, pets, imperative & powerpoint) (21 MB: it might take some time!)

Advantages + problems/dangers (powerpoint)

Worksheets (zip)
 
INTEGRATION OF ART IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM
 

ART is Art / to be / 2 ASO (Jiri & Joeri):

- Powerpoint document, Word document 1, Word Document 2

Dali and Turner / 2 ASO (Britt - Charlie):

- Powerpoint document, Word document 1, Word Document 2

Emotions and feelings / 2 ASO (Lize - Kim):

- Powerpoint document, Word document 1, Word Document 2

Film / 2 ASO (Natalie - Roos - Evelien):

- Powerpoint document, Rar document

 
CULTURE LESSONS
 

2 BASO 2006-2007

How to integrate culture...

Canterbury - Ellen (zip)
Canterbury - Jonas, Elke, Sofie (zip)
Canterbury - Liesel, Christine (zip)
Canterbury - Bert (zip)
London - Natasja, Ines (zip)
London - Valerie, Akyna, Defline (zip)
Oxford - Jens, Elke (zip)
Oxford - Toon, Jelle (zip)
Oxford - Cinderella, Evi - Jelle (zip)

 
HOW CAN WE TEACH ENGLISH? (powerpoint)
 
Visual teaching aids such as pictures, blank maps,... go to: GOOGLE=> images
 
WORKSHEETS: YES OR NO?
 

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. - Mark Van Doren

Powerpoint presentation : the questions: yes or no? how to make worksheets? how to use them?

 
EDUCATIONAL GAMES
 

Eats, shoots, leaves: punctuation game

Extra activities: further teaching ideas

Warmer = An activity designed to get things started, wake up tired students (and teachers) and prepare brains, mouths, ears and eyes for English.
Icebreaker = Activities you can use to make people more relaxed at the beginning of a course.
Filler = An activity you can add to a class because you have time to fill.

Usefun games (2 BaSO 2007-2008):

Usefun games (3 BaSO 2010-2011):

 
DIDACTIC WEBSITES WORTH VISITING!
 

Vrij Katholiek Onderwijs - Opwijk: Educatieve links

Teaching ideas

Docentenplein

Usefun

Cartoonstock

Usefun cartoons  

Do you know your learning style? Find out what type of learner you are. Website 1, website 2, website 3. How good are you at English? Take the test.

 
WEBQUESTS (powerpoint) 
 

Discovering Ireland (2 ilso extra 2003-2004)

Seamus Heany: Requiem for the croppies

British Museum: History of England 2 ILSO 2004-2005 

The Globe & Shakespeare 2 ILSO 2004-2005 

 
LITERATURE IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM
 

Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol (Kim Gysels & Kirsten Renders)
Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist (Hans Cornelissen & Loes Thijs)
Nick Hornby: About A Boy (Tinneke Mannaerts & Dieter Van Dingenen)
Shakespeare: Macbeth (Tinne Vercammen & Paulien De Proost)
Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels (Hilde Goyvarts & Jonas Bijnens)
Roald Dahl: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory + reading test (Stijn Van Echelpoel & Isabell Verboven)
Richard Curtis: Love Actually (Liesbeth Lauwers & Lieselot Heylen)
Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights (Wim Leenaerts & Anneleen De Wilde) (coming soon)
Wendy Holden: The Full Monty (Tinne Corneillie & Annelies Van Gestel)
Bram Stoker: Dracula (Lobke Meuris & Davinia Barberien)

 
QUOTATIONS
 

Rhyme Zone

 
E-LESSONS
 

Are you interested in up-to-date teaching material? One Stop English

 
EVALUATION: TESTS, REVISION TESTS, EXAMINATIONS (Word) 
 

What should be evaluated?
How can we evaluate?

 
GRAMMAR
 

pijltje http://www.adultlearn.com/grammar-online.html German website with valuable teaching materials and interesting exercises.

THE USE OF TIMELINES

The use of timelines (feedback, presentation stage, ...)

LESSONS (2 ILSO 2005-2006)

Don't just copy these lessons! Be critical and adapt them to your real class situation.

Degrees of comparison: lesson plan, exercises
Modality: must/have to: lesson plan, blackboard scheme, exercises
Past Perfect: lesson plan, exercise 1, exercise 2
Present Perfect Continuous: lesson plan, worksheets
The Passive: lesson plan, blackboard scheme, quiz, exercises, extra exercises
Conditionals: lesson plan, exercises
The plural of nouns: lesson plan, exercise 1, exercise 2 (A), exercise 2(B)
The Past Simple versus the Present Perfect: lesson plan, exercises
The Future Continuous: lesson plan & exercises
Countables v uncountables: lesson plan, worksheets, solutions

 
HOW TO STIMULATE PUPILS'INVOLVEMENT
 

On The Road With The Incredibles (Akyna, Toon, Defline & Valerie - 3 BaSO 2007-2008):

  • ZIP-file - 30 MB (Can take a long time to download this file)
  • Unzip all the files & open the powerpoint.

The Simpsons Cluedo (Jens, Natasja, Ines & Liesel - 3 BaSO 2007-2008):

  • ZIP-file - 4,5 MB
  • Unzip all the files & open the powerpoint.

Travelling (Jelle, Elke, Elke & Jonas - 3 BaSO 2007-2008):

  • ZIP-file - 16 MB (Can take a long time to download this file)
  • Unzip all the files & open the powerpoint 'travelling1.ppt'.

Holidays (Christine, Cinderella & Sofie - 3 BaSO 2007-2008):

  • ZIP-file - 6 MB
  • Unzip all the files & open the powerpoint.

PUZZLEMAKER
 

Here you can create your own puzzles:
    - criss cross puzzle
    - word search
    - word search with a hidden message
    - double puzzle !!
    - cryptogram: difficult
   - letter tiles

Woordzoeker: Go to "taal" -> "woordzoeker

 
VIDEOS
 

Video : yes or no?
How to use video in the classroom?
How to use news items on video?
Some didactic ideas to use BBC News Items in the English Classroom:

Love is in the air (RAR-file, Bert Brockx, Jelle Tops)
Shrek (WORD-doc, Natasja Van Pelt, Ines Ooms, Jens Staes)

 
FILM EDUCATION
 

The internet movie database
Teach with movies

Film in the English Classroom (English Extra June 2005):
* Shark Tale (Davy Van Hemelen) (Word doc)
* Billy Elliot (Jelle Vannueten): Pupils & Teachers (Word doc)

 
LITERATURE
 

Literature: yes or no?
How to use literature in the classroom?
Lesson plans

 
 
SONGS
 

Songs In The English Classroom: lyrics+worksheets 2 Baso 2003-2004
Teach with songs
Blowing in the wind
The day before you came (modals of probability)
One of us

Some further songs in the English classroom (Philip Bosch English Extra June 2005)

2 Baso 2006-2007

Book of Horror - Michael Jackson (Ellen Geens, Defline Casters, Akyna Chan)
Who Knew - Pink (Elke Van Pelt, Toon Caers, Elke De Laet)
I still haven't found what I'm looking for - U2 (Christine Van Eynde, Evi De Jaegher, Jonas De Cnaep)
Because you loved me - Celine Dion (Liesel Geerts, Jelle Van Loon, Cinderella Vandeweyer)

When you're looking for more tips to use songs, go to: GOOGLE

 
SELECTION OF TEACHING AIDS
 

Team Defline, Ines, Natasja, Evi (2 BASO 2006-2007): powerpoint presentation
Team Kizzy & Eline (2 BASO 2007-2008): powerpoint presentation
Team Petra & Minke (2 BASO 2007-2008): powerpoint presentation

 
 
WAITING CORNER ACTIVITIES 3 BASO 2010
 

Ruben: Proverbs, Personal headlines game2, Culture quiz
Tine: Summer Olympics, Corner work Food game, Sportsquiz Who's the smartest sport addict
Line: Song God save the queen voc clothes battleship tenses
Gert: Culture Prince Harry Sean Connery, Vocabulary  ‘rooms furniture’, The past simple game
Stef: Tenses, Pronunciation British American English Tenses
Ief: Holidays 1, Holidays 2, Electricity, Animals 1, Animals 2
Sven: Sightseeing In London, British Sports, Let The Music Play
Natalie: Activities (Save the zip-file & unzip all the files first! Open WaitingCornerActivities.ppt after unzipping everything!)
Elien: Activities (Watergate, etc - Save the zip-file & unzip all the files first)
Sanne: American Culture (Save the zip-file & unzip all the files first! Open the powerpoint after unzipping everything!)


 

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Jen Van Loock
English teacher at KHK teacher training college Vorselaar, Belgium.