Information Gap Activities for Elementary Learners

In my teaching I try to use several kinds of activities in order to get my students involved and interested. Information gap activity (the activity in which students have to exchange information as they are not given it in full) is one of them and my students prefer this activity over the other ones because while doing information gap activities students practice real communication. They ask questions and answer them in order to get information and this is what we do in real life. Only through communicating successfully can they get information to fulfill the task of the activity.

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Just Speak! Role play activity

Every teacher wishes his/her students to continue speaking in English even if they make mistakes. Telling or asking students to talk doesn’t work in most cases. The activity below is from Inna Khan, an ELT teacher. According to her, all of her efforts to make students speak in English were unsuccessful until she started using. 

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Strategies For Effective Teaching and Learning

Most teachers assume that teaching usually results in learning. However, it does not happen all the time and, therefore, teachers try to search for possible reasons. Some educators blame themselves for not being able to involve students in the learning process, whereas others believe that learners do not consider good performance important. Much can be written in the hope of trying to justify views of both sides, but there are still several possibilities to help students achieve better results in their studies. Hence, this paper focuses on four strategies for effective teaching and learning process and suggests how these can be implemented.

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