Tag Archives: class dynamics

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Surrealist definitions

This is a great “game” which can encourage students to access their creativity. It could be used as a quick warmer or a filler game at the end of class.  Students can use any language they feel comfortable using, so it could be used with various levels. I think the game comes from a book of Surrealist […]

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Classroom Dynamics: Practical tips on creating a successful group

The IH Andalucia conference was held last Saturday in Seville. I gave a talk on this topic to a dynamic group of teachers. Some of the things that I researched were pretty useful so here’s a post on the subject. I first started to think about classroom dynamics earlier this year when I got my […]

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Ghostwriter

This speaking and writing activity can be used for any topic and almost any level.  The activity requires students to put themselves in their partner’s shoes and therefore they really have to listen to each other. At the end, they get to read about themselves, and who doesn’t love that! The bonus result is that […]

Our class poem

Class poem

This simple activity could be done with almost any level to practise adjectives (and perhaps comparatives) and give the class a sense of group.  It will also result in something you can put on the wall.  I found it in a book called Group Dynamics In The Language Classroom by Zoltan Dorynei and Tim Murphey. […]