A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature

ISSN Print : 2229-6557, Online: 2394-9244

Language Activities

  • Activities for the Language Classroom
    By: Nupur Samuel

    Grammar may be dreaded by some students if they are only asked to fill grammar books. On the other hand, grammar activities encourage learners to speak and write in complete sentences without overtly focusing on grammar. In my paper, there are activities based on conjunctions, adjectives and the past tense, which encourage students to practice grammar in a fun way. While teachers need to know... Read more
  • Language Games in a Classroom Using Graphic Novels
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    Introduction Graphic novels can be best described as a montage of words and images, where the impact of images supersedes that of words. They can be used as an innovative literacy tool in the emerging scenario of ELT. McCloud’s seminal work Understanding Comic draws on the ability to interpret Graphic novels through a process known as “closure”, implying the readers’ ability to unify panels and... Read more
  • Activities For The Language Classroom
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    Activity 1:   An Awesome Trip! Time:            35-40 minutes Skill focus:   Writing / Speaking Materials:    Pictures, Chart paper, Colour pens Methodology Write as many adjectives as you can on a chart paper or on small pieces of paper. Ask the students to get some pictures from their last trip or you could provide some coloured pictures of travel destinations. Divide the students into groups... Read more
  • Activities for the Language Classroom
    By: Nupur Samuel

    We all know students learn best when they are actively involved in the process of learning. While we lay emphasis on communicative language teaching in the classroom, there are times when we struggle to make our language exercises truly communicative in nature. I would like to share with you some activities and tasks that worked well in my ESL classroom at the university. While you may use some... Read more
  • Language Activity
    By: Manu Gulati

    Activity name: Words within Words Skill focus: Writing Participation: Individual or group Level: Primary, Middle, Secondary Learning objective: To improve the vocabulary of the learners. Time: 2 to 7 minutes Methodology: Choose a word or a phrase and write it in on the board in capital letters. (Example- LANGUAGE) Make two to three words, using the letters of the word written on the board. ... Read more
  • Common Language Games for Effective Vocabulary Building
    By: Tarika

    The following Language exercise is conceptualized on the same paradigm as the ‘builder’s exercise’ discussed by Wittgenstein in Philosophical Investigations. According to this exercise, bare minimum, ‘primitive’ form of language is used between a builder and his assistant. For them to be able to achieve their work, they need only nouns like ‘block’, ‘pillar,’ or ‘beam.’ The builder calls for... Read more
  • Language Activities for Young Learners
    By: Falguni Chakravarty

    Solve the Maze Young Learners always enjoy solving maze problems.As part of a series of Teacher Training Workshops, I asked my participants to develop language activities using mazes so as to stimulate the young minds. The following activity was developed by Ms. Shefali Bagai, English Teacher of Grade 2 at RSJ Modern School, Humayun Road, New Delhi. It is a ‘whilelistening’ task to revise the... Read more
  • Language Games and Activities
    By: Ruchi Kaushik

    Here is a stand-alone language learning activity related to the theme of Healthy Lifestyle. The activity is designed for students at the proficiency level indicated. Some variations ofthe same activity are provided later so that the teacher can modify it and pitch it at a different level in a heterogeneous class that comprises students with varying learning abilities. Play the Nutritionist,... Read more