L1 in L2 Classrooms? At Reform Symposium Econference – #RSCON5

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L1 in L2 Classrooms- RSCON5

Evridiki Dakos-Reform Symposium Free Econfrence

Evridiki Dakos
Reform Symposium Econference

 

I have had the honor to be invited to present at Reform Symposium Econference again. #RSCON5

I am presenting

L1 in L2 Classrooms?

Short Session Description :

 A: L1 in L2 Classrooms?

B: “No L1 use in L2 classrooms!”  

But  is it that simple? How about being a student in a foreign language class for a while and see how it feels and works?

 

 

Full Session Description :

There are many things told against and for the use of L1 in EFL Classrooms, and we all have our respective ideas on the subject since we all have our own ways at looking at things. However there are many opinions,

the prevailing opinion is;”No L1 use in L2 classrooms!” But  is it that simple? How about being a student in a foreign language class for a while and see how it feels and works?

In this practical session the presenter, Evridiki Dakos will  conduct  a short  Greek  lesson and she will invite participants to reflect on their  feelings related to lesson and  share their ideas on pros and cons of using L1 in classroom as well as on stating main challenges and finding suggestions.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

8:00  - 8:30 PM (Europe/Istanbul) GMT +3

Duration: 30 minutes

Join us to share and learn together… :D

Evridiki

Evridiki Language Learners

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L1 in L2 Classrooms- RSCON5 2

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 We are going to repeat the session “On Learning 2gether” on 2th September, 2014

Click here for more details. 

 

MY HUGE HANDMADE DIE FOR SMALL HANDS

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Designed and Made by Evridiki Dakos

 Because of their still developing motor skills – especially fine motor skills - Young Learners need big materials.

A HUGE HANDMADE DIE FOR SMALL HANDS

Here’s the huge die I have prepared for my CELTA YL Extension Course, for  my TP 2.

THE THINGS YOU NEED

  • a big cubic cardboard 
  • box sealing tape
  • white paper to cover it
  • the spots
  • laminating roll
  • a pair of scissors
  • glue
  • love and patience  ♥   :)

                      

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29.04.2014       

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HAPPY APRIL FOOLS’ DAY

1st April

1st April

 

 April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day (alternatively April Fool’s Day, sometimes All Fools’ Day) is celebrated on 1 April every year. 1 April is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated in various countries as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxeson each other called April fools.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A poster to colour in class

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 http://www.classroomjr.com/april-fools-day-worksheets-for-kids/april-fools-history-reading/

Photographs  are from Google images

A SILVER BALL IN ELT CLASSES

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Working with a ball in ELT Classes

 

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© My handmade silver ball for teaching in ELT!

A combination of Art & Craft and ELT Teaching 
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My new handmade silver ball is ready to present and practise in little hands at my CELTA YL Extension TP2.  
I have just finished it with the help of my little helper Christina Dakos Syntichakis
It is obvious after so much Art & Craft work we had together in her childhood she will be better than me… in creativity. She has started designing jewellery since her 8.

 

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My students even my collegues in conferences always loved working with my handmade balls! It is a perfect teaching aid for kinaesthetic learnes, especially for young learners who are almost all of them very kinaesthetic in nature because of their age…

 

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 I use this Silver Ball  in my classes of all ages for many purposes. I even use it in my conferences for sharing ideas, answering questions or brainstorm a subject etc.  I have also used it in white colour as the egg of the Monarch Butterfly in A CLIL Workshop, also in Storytelling.  

It can be used for many purposes. I will briefly mention a few. 

  • For icebreakers
  • For introducing yourself
  • For knowing each other
  • For practising and recycling vocabulary
  • For drilling sentences
  • For nominating students
  • For nominating open pairs
  • In storytelling as a turn showing tool when ss create or paraphrase a story 
  • In storytelling like “The Frog Prince” as a real ball 
  • As an aid for classroom management
  • …………

 

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© Designed and Made by Evridiki Dakos

 

Where and how do/would you use it?

Would you like to share any ideas/techniques?

Thanks for visiting

Evridiki :)

 

The Frog Prince

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VALENTINE’S DAY – 2014 – IDEAS FOR ELT CLASSES

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I have started lessons about Valentine’s Day!
“A GREAT OPPORTUNITY to bring LIFE into classes.”
Lots of vocabulary to learn and recycle and many interesting and entertaining activities, lovely songs and movies!

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LOVE SONGS TO TEACH IN ELT CLASSES

Depending on the age and the country you teach

 Andy Williams Love Story (Where Do I Begin?) Lyrics

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jEaIDqHl74

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CélineDion – My Heart Will Go On

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNIPqafd4As

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Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU

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The Godfather – Andy Williams – Speak Softly Love, with lyrics  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82zt5Fk5YTc

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Barbra Streisand – Woman in Love 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P5UvGWSN1s

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Righteous Brothers – UNCHAINED MELODY – GHOST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoEwR9_Sy_M

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ANDY WILLIAMS – AUTUMN LEAVES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHF8CX3i4SY

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Killing Me Softly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAiUHV_Fs0k

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Killing Me Softly with his song lyrics By Sarah 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFYWMCKGj84

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Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly With His Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ2t5e7stVM

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My Valentine’s Day Album on Facebook.
Just click here

Posters, Songs, Movies, Teaching ideas, friends’ comments

ART & CRAFTS FOR PARENTS

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Love Story – Originally sung by Andy Williams

(with Lyrics)

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THE POST WILL BE UPDATED (ENRICHED) TILL VALENTINE’S DAY!

 

 
 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS-HAPPY NEW YEAR – ACTIVITY FOR YOUNG LEARNERS

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I wish you all,

Merry Christmas

and

a Happy New Year

with one of my teaching materials.

Please, feel free to use it in your classes, if you like it!

Evridiki

A Listening Activity through colouring

A Listening Activity through colouring

 

The answer key of the listening activity

The answer key of the listening activity

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Feliz Navidad By Boney M!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqpi-e_iLcQ

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The Little Book of “Jingle Bells” with Activities on Rhyming Words

 

THE LITTLE BOOK OF JINGLE BELLS CAROL

 

Jingle Bells

 

 JINGLE BELLS

Vocabulary Activities on “Rhyming Words” and “Some Vowel Sounds”

By

©EVRIDIKI DAKOS


Here you will find the worksheets I have prepared for my students of Zografyon High School,

 

  • the Christmas Carol “Jingle Bells” – lyrics
  • a worksheet for Vocabulary – specifically prepared for the rhyming words
  • a matching activity with its answer key
  • a spelling activity with its answer key
  • a gap-filling activity of the carol  for two different levels-Elementary and Pre-intermediate including its answer key
  • an activity on rhyming words prompting to write tongue twisters including its answer key
  • and two activities of vowel sounds (from the rhyming words) at two different levels- Elementary and Pre-intermediate
  • the Christmas Carol “Jingle Bells”  Video from Youtube

 

Please feel free to use them in you classes if you wish

All pictures are from Google images though materials designed by me.

I would appreciate some feedback after your lessons.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Evridiki

 

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Please click on the images below for actual size

 

Jingle Bells – Youtube

 

An ELT Storytelling Evening at Taksim – Istanbul

 POLISH UP YOUR WORLD OF FANTASY

&

YOUR SKILLS FOR

STORYTELLING

CLASSES

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An enjoyable and inspiring
ELT Teacher Training Workshop
of 

Storytelling
suitable
for  all ages

Friday, 19th October, 2012
18.00 – 20.30
Taksim- Istanbul
50 TL  

Deadline: Wednesday, 17th October, 2012

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The workshop will cover :

  • The theory behind storytelling and its importance in ELT classes

  • The world of fantasy

  • A variety of techniques of how to exploit a story and deliver it in an effective way

  • Ways of improving productive and receptive skills of students during storytelling

  • A variety of ideas of material preparation

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Price includes:

  • snacks and soft drinks

  • certificate of attendance

  • all the materials used during the session

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Registration has already started.

Please, make sure of your places by payment, till Wednesday, 17th October.

For registration and payment details please write to [email protected]

Evridiki Dakos
EFL Author – EFL Teacher Trainer

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