esreveR Translation

EAL learners want and need to understand and explore the differences and similarities between English and their home language. As such, translation exercises work really well. Reverse translation is an already well-established and ancient technique. I really like it as students can see for themselves where they can improve and what they should focus on …

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Multilingual Memory

If we want classrooms to be metacognitively aware of language use then our EAL learners are some of the best resources we have to achieve this                                    Diane Leedham Activity: Students translate target vocabulary into their home language and play memory. When a card is turned the student who speaks that language says the word in her/his language …

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Jeopardy- Waagstuk-ジェパディ- Va banque

Jeopardy is a television game show/quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in the form of questions. Activity: As a lesson starter or activity write down a question in one of the home languages of your students and the answer in English. The …

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