Showing posts from September, 2020

Back to Face-to-Face Teaching

It's been a long time in coming, but I have been so excited to go back to face-to-face teaching this week. Sure, there have been a lot of challenges, but it has been fun as well. My students are so happy to see each other in person (rather than on Zoom) and know that we are taking every precaution for their health and safety. So what's changed? Firstly, we have very strict rules for wearing face coverings, hand sanitizing  and keeping a 1 meter difference at all times. Everyone is temperature checked when they arrive (if they are above 37.5 we will send them home) and asked if they have any Covid-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, high temperature and loss of taste or smell). We must cover our faces when in communal areas such as the hall and toilets, but we are allowed to uncover our faces when sat in the classroom (as all  the chairs are 1 meter apart). I have been provided with a face shield, which I wear in the classroom when I am near students. I have used this a lot whe

How to Learn English on Twitter

I've used Twitter a lot recently- particularly to connect with other ESOL organisations and to share my resources. In my Twitter 'Home' I've started following many useful sites with Tweets aimed at my students, whether its a simple grammar explanation or useful set of vocabulary and idioms. Therefore, I have made a worksheet aimed at Entry 2+ with instructions for how to join and use Twitter.  It is possible that some students may already use Twitter in their own languages, so I have included instructions for how to change your language. I've also listed some good organisations for students to follow. If you can recommend any more organisations or people I can suggest to my students, please leave me a message in the comments below. Here's a link to my worksheet