Since I started teaching four years ago, the first language school I used to work at required me to prepare weekly extra classes. I had some difficulties doing so as there were many different age groups in my classrooms, from 10-year-old kids to 60-year-old ladies.Of course nowadays different ESL materials and resources are found on the internet to help us, but I was looking for a different material, in which I could adapt it and turn my classes into something more dynamic. I’ve never thought I could find a book with games and fun ideas to my classes when I found the books below:
I bought only the second book – Jogos Divertidos para a sua aula de inglês Vol. 1 – but now I’m willing to buy the other ones. I have also found out Cem Aulas sem Tédio, written by Vanessa Amorin, developed for Foreign Language Teaching and another one named Teacher Tools, written by Vivian Magalhães. Unfortunately I haven’t read any of them yet. If you have, please let me know and share your opinion!
Now, let me share with you what kind of games you can find in the second book. I guess everybody knows there are several types of intelligence, right? So, all the games in the book are divided into intelligence types, such as Linguistic Intelligence, Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence, Logical-mathematical intelligence, Spatial intelligence, Musical intelligence, Interpersonal and intra-personal intelligence.
For each game or activity, you will find the name of the activity, the topic (e.g.: Adjectives), level of students and material used. Then, you will find all the procedures of the activity. You can also adapt the topics or make some changes that you believe will be more efficient for your students.
I hope you like it!