Monthly Archive: September 2014

3 truths and a lie

This activity can be a neat way to practice pretty much any grammar point. Essentially a more interesting way of creating example sentences, it is also useful for practicing intonation as well as a...

The worst things about Berlin

One of my favourite conversation classes involves discussing pet hates. The other day in one class, we were discussing the most popular pet hates that German people have on holiday. Believe it or not,...

Fruitbowl

This is a party word-describing game that works well, reviews vocabulary and is great fun with larger groups – you need at least 6 students, but this works better with 9+. Students write 3...

Accepting a job and scheduling your week

You’ve thought things through, prepared, written your application, crossed the t’s, dotted the lower case j’s and aced the interview. Accepting your first English teaching job in Berlin may be a little different to...

Sentence race

This is a great activity to practice a grammar point and to make a gap fill exercise much more fun and competitive. Your students will love this activity. It can also facilitate student understanding...

Finding a flat in Berlin

So you’ve thought about it, and decided to come to Berlin to teach English. Berlin is one of the most popular places to live in Europe right now and whilst rents traditionally have been...