Thursday, June 1, 2023

How to Teach Story Writing?

Are you looking for a way to teach story writing to your primary, preparatory, or secondary school students? Look no further! In this video, I will share with you my proven method that has been a huge success in my secondary school classes before becoming a supervisor.

By the end of the video, you will be able to:

  1. identify the different parts of a story.
  2. analyze the elements of a story introduction.
  3. compose your own story using a given introduction. 

It's an easy-to-follow method that will help your students improve their writing skills and create engaging stories. In the video, I provide an example introduction, but please note that the word "called" can be removed or substituted. 

I am look forward to hearing about your experience using this method with your students.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Quick Writing Rubric

Dear EFL teachers,

To assist you in grading the writing question, I have designed a concise writing rubric that can serve as a useful starting point for the grading process. Although it may not cover every aspect, I believe it will aid in making the grading process smoother.

Waiting for your comments!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

YouGlish ...

To improve your #pronunciation, you need to hear words in context. YouGlish provides you with various YouTube videos that help you identify how English is spoken by real people and in context.

All you need is to type the word and choose if you want to pronounce it in American or British. Then, enjoy your time listening and repeating.
Here is the link:

Happy Learning!

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ง๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ?

Rather than shouting over your class hoping they might stop talking, use one or more of the attention-getters.

I will provide you with some examples of attention-getters that can help you to manage your class and grab students' attention when switching from an activity to another.
๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ:

Friday, November 25, 2022

H๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ?

๐†๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ฌ using the game elements like points, scores, prizes, badges, ranking, progress bar, etc. in your classrooms. This will increase your students' motivation to learn and add a sense of competition among them.

Some teachers think that students will actively participate in order to get a score. Yes, it is a kind of extrinsic motivation that focuses more on scores, prizes and giving a sense of showing off, but believe me they will gradually move to the intrinsic motivation that refers to their inner desire to learn for learning.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

๐๐๐ ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž to give feedback!

Have you heard about ๐๐๐ ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž to give feedback?

I am participating in one of the #RELO OPEN courses and we have utilized this technique to give feedback to each other as learners.
You can use it with your students in writing and speaking activities. After preparing their written pieces and giving oral presentations, students use this format to give feedback.
PQP stands for (Praise, Question, Polish).
Tell students at least one thing you liked about their writing or oral presentations.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Typhoon Board to Gamify your Lessons!

One way to add competition among students in your classes is to use Typhoon Board. It is a grid of boxes. In each box, you can add money or points (+$200 / -$100), and some actions like S (Steal), T or R (Blow away all scores and back to 0), Swap (Exchange), and D (Double).

After completing a task or answering a question, students are asked to choose a box and add it to their scores. This will urge them to involve in order to get a score. Yes, it is a kind of extrinsic motivation that focuses more on scores, prizes and giving a sense of showing off, but believe me they will gradually move to intrinsic motivation that drives them to learn for learning.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

How to design lesson plans using 3Ps approach (Presentation - Practice - Production)?

Dear English teachers,

I know that most of you struggle with lesson planning. Actually, this task takes much time and efforts, however, there is an approach that makes it easy to complete. It is called 3Ps. It stands for Presentation-Practice-Production. The following video will show you how to design your #lesson_plans using #3Ps approach.

You will find some examples to get started!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

How to Write Learning Objectives using ABCD Method?

Hello English teachers!

To start your new school year, the first thing you think about is to plan your lessons. And the first thing to think about when planning a lesson is to write smart learning objectives.
The following video will help you write learning objectives using ABCD method. Kindly, write your own objectives and share them here to get some feedback.

Monday, June 20, 2022

6 Websites to Find FREE Webinars for English Teachers

One way to update your knowledge and skills as EFL teachers is to attend or watch webinars. This allows you to identify new topics, strategies, tips, tools and successful practices by other colleagues from different corners of the world.

Here are some websites that provide free webinars with e-certificates:

  1. edWeb:
  2. British Council Webinars:
  3. Cambridge English  Webinars:
  4. Oxford University Press Webinars:
  5. National Geographic Learning Webinars:
  6. American English Webinars:

Kindly create your own account on these websites and register for upcoming webinars.
Enjoy learning and sharing!

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Free Online Course for EFL Teachers: Content-Based Instruction - April 18, 2022

Designed by Azhar Youssef

This course is designed for teachers who are already teaching content-based instruction (CBI). We define CBI as instruction where the content (which could be maths, history, science, etc.) is taught in English as a foreign language (EFL). CBI courses present teachers with the challenge of balancing the teaching of both language and content. The ideal way to strike this balance will differ, depending on the teaching context. This MOOC was designed to prepare participants for future decision-making and problem-solving in the area of CBI.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

International Writing Scholarship - Deadline March 15, 2022

Program Description:

The Fall Residency is a component of the International Writing Program (IWP) and is the oldest and largest multicultural writing residency in the world. The Fall Residency brings outstanding authors from every continent to the University of Iowa. The goal of the Fall Residency is to provide authors with the setting for cultural exchange and also with the time and space to write, read, translate, study, and to become part of the vibrant literary and academic community at the University of Iowa. The Fall Residency is an unique experience for rising stars and established writers who have achieved literary distinction in their own countries, as well as demonstrated literary talent, broad appeal, and an interest in contributing to the creative writing culture in their home countries.

Fulbright TEA Scholarship for EFL Secondary Teachers - Deadline March 6, 2022

Program Description:

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program will bring international secondary-level teachers to the United States for a 6-week program to take academic seminars for professional development at a host university and to  observe and share their  expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools.