The following section contains a description of favorite activities, exercises, and games that the teachers and the researcher have used successfully in class. These activities can easily be adapted to any language as well as to any level.
Personalize the teaching of vocabulary by asking students questions that relate to their daily activities/routine, likes, dislikes, and so on. An example follows:
To teach, for example, the weather, just start out by putting the overhead up, and talk about the weather last week. Even though it may be past tense, you're still getting the vocabulary in, or what it's like today, or what it's going to be like tomorrow and using pictures of what things you do when the weather is a certain way. Using the actual vocabulary page from the textbook will be boring. But this is so much better, to have this on overhead, to make it authentic, and ask students “What do you like to do when it rains?” “What's a good activity when it's snowing?” anything that you can do to involve them in it, and again, I love singing, and so for something like this, I'll teach them a song with the seasons, with the months of the year, or something. Days of the week, or, this particular unit has weather, seasons, days of the week, dates and all of that in it and so we'll also do songs because I feel like with a song, even though they act like they absolutely hate it, they really