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April 2017, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

We teach children a lot of things in school, but are we ignoring a basic life skill that they must develop? The use of body language. Here’s how we can teach children to speak with their bodies when we do role playing exercises with them.

March 2017, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar
An essay or a conversation on ‘Myself’ at, perhaps an interview, will not find any takers today if a student just gives bare details about himself, or his parents. In tune with the changing times, this type of an essay requires more insight into a student’s personality, his likes and dislikes and his future plans. So, how can a teacher help a student with themes or ideas that will help him express himself in a more informative way? Here are some valuable tips and some resources.

February 2017, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

How many of you have rued the fact that the modern day means of communication–especially the SMS–have ruined your students’ language skills? Don’t despair. Turn your students’ penchant for the shortcut language to your advantage. Here’s how you can use the SMS language to teach proper language skills to students.

January 2017, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

Idioms are a unique way of expressing yourself and additionally , they also lend a character and richness to the English
language. How can students learn to reflect on the meaning of the idioms and try and use them in their speech and writing so that their conversation and writing is richer and more engaging? The author gives many tips and exercises in this article to help students master their use of idioms.

November 2016, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

Most teachers would have had problems in their class trying to get students to learn up the spellings for every new word that was taught. From dictation to oral spelling tests, teachers have tried it all. But in order for children to get their spellings right the first time, why not make use of a combination of images, letters and blanks so that instead of rote learning, children can associate the words with the images which they will never forget. Here are some activities that teachers can take up.

October 2016, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

Nursery rhymes have no use beyond the nursery right? Wrong. Nursery rhymes can be put to good use in language classes beyond the nursery as well. Here are some suggestions.

August 2016, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

The excitement of the Euro and Copa America is still lingering so put on your favourite jersey and find here language exercises based on the world’s most popular game.

July 2016, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar
Riddles are a great way to get children to play with words. Not only can they answer riddles quickly but they are also willing to take up challenges and search for answers.Here are some ways for teachers to get started to help children improve their listening skills.

April 2016, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

After Bingo, it is now tic-tac-toe. This game encourages strategic and logical thinking and pushes students to learn and demonstrate what they have learned.

February 2016, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar
Most students find history a boring subject to deal with because they are required to remember dates, when battles were fought, who was the victor or the vanquished and so on. But, if teachers could organise simple games to make this process easy for children, then history would certainly come alive. How about a game like Bingo? Try it out and find your students all fired up to answer your questions on historical dates!