Dimmi Domanda is adapted from an idea I saw on The Language Gym (a great resource for this kind of thing!). Using DimmiDeck, or even scrap paper on which the students have written or drawn the relevant vocabulary, students practise question forms and short answers in a simple, fun and frantic card collecting game. Great for kids and teens!
As part of the preparation for taking my DELTA, I will be reviewing certain TEFL books in the hope of helping other teachers to sieve through the huge amount of literature on the market. These are not just recommended books, these are the ones I’ve been recommended that deserve to be seen as essential reading. All the books in this series have helped me in a significant way to better understand teaching […]
It’s giveaway time! To celebrate our returning to the classroom for a new term DimmiDeck are giving away a 1-year digital subscription to the excellent English Teaching Professional magazine. Plus, the winner will also get a free DimmiDeck Standard Edition enabling them to use all our DimmiDeck activities in their classroom, plus add a few of their own! If you’re new to DimmiDeck, check out our about page for more […]
As part of the preparation for taking my DELTA, I will be reviewing certain TEFL books in the hope of helping other teachers sieve through the huge amount of literature on the market. These are not just recommended books, these are the ones I’ve been recommended that deserve to be seen as essential reading. All the books in this series have helped me in a significant way to better understand teaching English. […]
Treetops Town I recently had the pleasure of buying my first course books aimed at young learners. I say pleasure, but actually finding materials that I found both engaging and well illustrated was a much larger struggle than I’d anticipated. Long story short I eventually settled on ‘New Treetops’ (Oxford Press), a cute EFL course aimed at Italian primary students. It focuses on teaching grammar through four modules based around the seasons. […]
We did it guys! We reached our funding on Kickstarter and even surpassed it a little bit! Thank you so much to all our backers – DimmiDeck is now live and kicking and we can’t wait to send out our decks to our backers. If you missed out, don’t worry! You can pre-order your DimmiDeck using the link below and not pay anything until the product is ready to ship. Click […]
DimmiDeck just got its first review! And we couldn’t be happier. TEFLGamer.com has given a positive first review to DimmiDeck just two days before the Kickstarter campaign finishes. A compact toolbox for the creative TEFLer. “When I first saw DimmiDeck, I thought it must have been the work of one of the big publishers, because it looked so polished and ambitious. It’s actually the work of a particularly ingenious couple and […]
The Correction Dilemma Few of us would argue that correction is one of the most important things we can provide as language teachers. Taking someone’s own, often carefully crafted response or utterance and helping them to perfect it is something that students often only receive in the classroom. This makes it valuable, desired and ultimately expected by your students.
We’re back with another quiz! Can you correctly spell the 12 most misspelt words in English? Challenge yourself, and then your friends! Also check out our teaching blog by using the menus above. If you enjoyed this quiz, check out ’10 grammar questions most teachers can’t answer’! Thanks!
In Defence of Smartphones Let’s face it, things change. Even as a (relatively) young teacher I often find myself feeling out of touch with how fast things have moved on since I was a teenager. Just the other week, I presented a computer keyboard to one of my younger students in order to type her name and she explained that she didn’t really know how to use one. She’d only ever used […]