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ESL forum > Techniques and methods in Language Teaching > English outdoors?    

English outdoors?



Irnalonso
Spain

English outdoors?
 
Hello everyone!
I īm new here and I think this place is highly useful. I would like to ask for advice. 
I īm teaching English to children age 12-13 in Madrid. Last class, the wheather was so pleasant that I took the children to the park.
We worked with prepositions of place. I prepared a version of "Simon says" asking then to place themselves between the trees, on a bench, next to a streetlamp... They had a lot of fun and I think they really learnt something about prepositions.
My point: I can īt come up with more activities outdoors and they have begged me to repeat the experience. 
Can anybody help me? I īm open to all kind of suggestions. 
Thanks for you help!
Best regards

Irene

15 Apr 2013      



anitarobi
Croatia

If you wish, try this activity here. It īs a giant board game you actually play outdoors, and you can change the topic to suit what your students like.

15 Apr 2013     



Irnalonso
Spain

Thanks a lot! I īve just downloaded it and in process or reading but I think it will work very well. I īll make some little alterations to fit my needs. It īs clear you put a lot of work and imagination in it!

15 Apr 2013     



EstherLee76
Peru

http://www.wikihow.com/Play-What īs-the-Time-Mr-Wolf
http://www.wikihow.com/Play-%22Mother-May-I%22
Hi,
 
Congratulations on taking your students outside!  Many teachers hesitate to do that.
 
There are some ideas above for you,
 
Cheers,
Esther

15 Apr 2013     



Irnalonso
Spain

Nice ideas! 
Thanks

15 Apr 2013     



maceman
Canada

Hello Irnalonso

I think you īll find some ideas here:

15 Apr 2013     



isabellep
France

Hi !
I also take my youngest pupils out to play with English.
I have flashcards (any subject can do). The pupils line up in front of me.
One side is "right", the other is "wrong".
I tell them a statement about the flashcard (this is a blue ball) and they have to jump ont the good side.
Those who don īt are out...
repeat until there is a winner !

Enjoy

Isa

15 Apr 2013     



Irnalonso
Spain

That īs a very good idea, isabellep. It īs easy and enterntaining. 
Thank you everybody for your suggestions. You have been really helpful and I have a handful of ideas to prepare my classes. 

16 Apr 2013