Be the best

29th June 2007 at 01:00
Languages Ages 14 to 16

A positive way to start a lesson and keep pupils on their toes is to run frequent role-play competitions.

These can sometimes be done with teams and sometimes for individuals on such topics as: Best accent today Best unpredictable response Funniest unpredictable response Longest unpredictable response Fastest response Most exciting vocabulary used in a conversation.

If sweets are not a suitable reward in your school, try contacting parents of pupils who perform well in such competitions.

They love to receive a call with your praise. You can also keep a running PowerPoint showing the names of pupils who win each lesson

Sara Sullivan is head of languages at Woodlands School in Basildon, Essex

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now