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Towards the Creative Teaching of English

1st Edition

By Maggie Melville, Lydia Langenheim, Mario Rinvolucri, Lou Spaventa

Edited by Lou Spaventa


88 pages

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Originally published in 1980. This book is a collection of language learning activities in the area of drama, mime, roleplay, problem solving, group work, music and song – all classroom tested and ready for use in teaching English, no matter the level. The exercises are designed to promote and stimulate real language communication and to involve teachers and students on a personal level. The authors taught on training courses for ELT teachers and developed these excellent techniques and ideas for educators looking for whole-person learning ways of teaching.

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: English Through Drama 1. Introduction 2. Arranging the Classroom 3. A Way of Starting a Lesson 4. Tense Drills Through Mime 5. Questions through Mime 6. Prepositions and Phrasal Verbs through Mime 7. Vocabulary through Mime 8. Ways of Stimulating Oral Narrative Work 9. Questions and Roleplay 10. Register through Roleplay 11. Intonation through Drama Part 2: Am I Me? Roleplay for Intermediate to Advanced Students 12. Introduction 13. Arranging the Classroom 14. How to Use These Lessons 15. Correction/Rectification Techniques 16. Lead-in Exercises 17. Curiouser and Curiouser 18. Airport 19. Emergency Landing 20. Character – Eyes 1 21. A Fable 22. Imprisonment 23. Desert Island 24. Character – Eyes 2 25. Commedia 1 26. Commedia 2 27. Commedia 3 Part 3: Music, Music, Music 28. Introduction 29. Exercises in Microlanguage 30. Exercises in Macrolanguage Part 4: Teacherless Tasks 31. Introduction 32. Sequencing Leading into Problem Solving or Evaluation. Tasks 1-14. 33. Sequencing and Re-telling Two or More Stories. Tasks 14-18. 34. Question and Answer. Tasks 18-19.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Literacy

Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 2005, this collection of books on various aspects of learning to read and write is a superb resource for those teaching or those studying education. Some titles look at literacy in a multilingual environment and offer advice and techniques for the world of EFL while others consider the nature of childhood learning strategies and others look at policy in schools. Spanning the worlds of linguistics, psychology and education this set has something to offer for all classrooms.

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