Productive and Receptive Skills in the ESL Classroom - Game Example 'Jeopardy'


The next example of a game that we can adapt very easily for classroom use is the game of Jeopardy and in this particular game, what we can do is to have a set of levels for our questions, I'd say one through five, where one is going to be the easiest example and five is going to be the most difficult and then, in each of these sets of boxes, we can have various grammar points, such as tenses, perhaps modals, vocabulary and maybe even conditionals. So what the students can do is they can pick a particular topic first of all and within that topic, they can pick the level of the question that they want and then we can have a set of cards that have been created to fit into these slots and we can ask them that question at that level. So, a very simple adaptation of the game jeopardy as a very good revision game for our students.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

In this unit I have learn the different future tense. I have learn that future tenses go hand in hand with past tense. I have learn how to teach it to the students in its most simplifying way so that the students could understand it. It also made me go back and go trough my past tense.This topic has been helpful in teaching how the past tense is used in various ways. Through this topic, am able to know the differences between the usage of the simple past and the past perfect tenses. The basic errors that I may have been making have been dealt with under this lesson.This unit, in my opinion, is necessary as it is the summary of basic English grammar, which is supposed to be mastered by the people who're taking this course to be a teacher. Perhaps this is why this unit is positioned right after the introduction, to tell learners their capabilities.