Teaching Tips

5 Alternative Methods for Teaching Language

POSTED ON August 8th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
The PPP method is great for your Shane English Schools’ SPEC books, but what happens when your students are more advanced? There are a number of alternate methods that can engage and interest your students. These methods can be used with upper-level classes within the Shane Schools curriculum, though they can be supplemental in any [...]

5 Tips for Teaching Very Young Learners

POSTED ON August 2nd  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Teaching very young learners is challenging at the best of times, especially if you are working in an unfamiliar language. There are no shortcuts to a happy, engaged class, but there are things that the teacher can do the make the learning experience better for everyone involved. Here is a short list to get you […]

Teaching Reading: 20 Activities after Reading

POSTED ON July 25th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
  Teaching reading does not end with the story. Here are some fun reading activities for building comprehension and improving retention. Having fun activities after the reading assignment is also a great way to reward reluctant readers. Add these 20 activities to reading classes to keep the fun going long after the book is finished. […]

Teaching Reading: 9 Tips for Reading Classes

POSTED ON July 18th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Teaching reading is one of the most important things a teacher can do. Reading is a core language skills, and it’s absolutely essential that young learners establish a good foundation. Being important does not mean being serious, however. It’s possible to make the reading process both educational and fun. Here are 9 activities that [...]

Teaching Reading: 14 Pre-reading Activities

POSTED ON July 11th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Reading is a core skill for any language student, so it’s important to follow the entire process. Students start learning before the reading assignment actually begins, so it’s important to have effective pre-reading activities. Not only will this get the students interested, but it will refresh or introduce necessary information [...]

The PPP Method in Detail: Production

POSTED ON July 4th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
The PPP method’s production phase is the third and final stage. It often includes games and activities give students some structure while using target language.A language production game/activity is one that allows the students to freely produce the language that has just been practiced. Never ask the student to produce something that [...]

The PPP Method in Detail: Practice

POSTED ON June 28th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
The second phase of the PPP method is practice. This is where the students’ learning becomes more active. Through drilling and practice, students begin to use target language (TL) independently and fully commit new information to memory. This is where real learning begins. What Is The Practice Stage? PPP method stands for the [...]

The PPP Method in Detail: Presentation

POSTED ON June 20th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
At Shane English Schools, we use the Present-Practice-Produce method (PPP method) of teaching. The following are some things to remember when presenting language and grammar to young learners. Not familiar with this method? Click here for an overview of the PPP method of teaching English. Duration Young learners have very short attention [...]

What Is the PPP Method of Teaching English?

POSTED ON June 13th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
The Presentation-Practice-Production (PPP or 3P) method is popular among new EFL teachers because it is straightforward and easy to implement. In fact, the PPP method follows common sense and does not require much advanced pedagogy. Most people have used some variation of the PPP method to learn at some point in their lives. And while […]

Active Games for Young Learners

POSTED ON June 6th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Sometimes, classes just have a little extra energy. That’s especially true this time of year. As summer vacation approaches, students find it harder to contain their excitement. Teachers are also distracted by end-of-the-year administrative work, and students sense their weakness and push boundaries. There’s no better way to get a rowdy class [...]