Tuesday 25 September 2012

Quick Tip: Use Warmers in Class

If you've taken a TEFL course, chances are you learnt about warmers or warm-ups. Warmers are used to help the students get used to speaking English. It can be hard to switch immediately from their L1 to English, so warmers help students out.

Similar to coolers, warmers are always a review of something. You shouldn't be teaching anything new at this time. Right now you just want to get the students used to speaking English. Games and other fun activities are also used.

Another thing to keep in mind is that it should be simple. If a student comes in late, they should be able to easily grasp what they need to do. Lastly, students need to do the majority of the speaking, not the teacher. 20 Questions, Find Someone Who, and doing a similar activity to last class' lesson are all popular warmers.So try to use a warmer next time in your class. Developing Teachers has a whole bunch of ideas you can use.

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