Leveraging Online Tools for Student Engagement and Follow-Up

Many of us use warm-up activities at the start of a lesson. They can be simple or clever in design, and the nature of a warm-up might remain light and fun or become a bit more thought-provoking. The first goal, of course, is to get students thinking in English. We want them to use the language actively,…

Party Poll: A speaking activity

Step 1 – Copy enough survey sheets so that each student receives one. (See below for printable copies.) For groups larger than then, you may make doubles or create additional surveys on other topics. Note: These questions (especially the first five sets) were written for adult learners. Step 2 – Give each student one survey…

The Power of Polls

I’ve suggested use of polls and surveys in the past. Those ideas included activities to target: Word parts Collocations Quantifiers Question formation The above activities were designed with intermediate and advanced students in mind. What about beginners? How can polls assist those with a limited amount of language, especially in terms of reading and writing?…