Category: Preset Classes

The student completes a class at home (using video, listening or book) and brings the exercises into class. The teacher and student then discuss the more detailed points in class and correct the exercises. It improves productivity, creates a pro active opportunity and attitude and speeds up learning. (See attached lesson on “contractions” as example – Otis Redding)

(Sittin’ on) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding (Understanding Contractions)

Contractions in English: I can’t, I won’t , I wanna etc…   (SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper lyrics as recorded by Otis Redding December 7, 1967, just three days before his death in a plane crash outside Madison, Wisconsin. #1 for 4 weeks in 1968 Exercise 1: […]

Les Bluecars – Ecological Electric City Cars

The Guardian.com New car-sharing scheme that could put Paris streets ahead Les Bluecars are clean, green, chic and cheap. But Parisian pedestrians need to watch – and listen – out Vocab & Phrases: Do you know these words? Discuss their meaning.   Put (something) streets ahead.. Chic Watch out ! Listen out  !   zipping […]

Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang (Past Simple Regular & Irregular practise)

Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang (A class with the famous song by Nancy Sinatra to practice verbs in the Past Simple) Who was Nancy Sinatra? Can you name any of her songs? What relationship is she to Frank Sinatra Ex 1: While listening to the song put the verbs in brackets into the past simple. […]

Anand Agarawala demos BumpTop

Anand Agarawala demos BumpTop You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com. Technology Entertainment Design. Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3-D extreme, transforming file navigation into a freewheeling playground of crumpled documents and clipping-covered “walls.” 1. Questions: How many icons do you have […]

Jane Chen: A Warm Embrace That Saves Lives

You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com. Technology Entertainment Design. In the developing world, access to incubators is limited by cost and distance, and millions of premature babies die each year. TED Fellow Jane Chen shows an invention that could keep millions of these infants warm — a design that’s safe, portable, low-cost […]