Simple and effective heaters for English language teaching – Part 1

Heaters are a key ingredient in any successful English class. During the TEFL certification course, you will need to introduce yourself to a range of warmers you are involved in, but it's easy to forget them once you enter the teaching world.

Like an athlete before he goes on The student has to warm up the brain's tongue, mouth and tongue, and the Spanish say "shake the switch." This is never more important than when a student lives in a non-English country, and English exposure is limited.

A simple conversation that is all right, but try to focus on the class to fit the theme or structure you taught or one whose presentation is shown.


Talking about what the students did on the weekend / on Christmas Eve, on their last holiday, etc. They fit well if you taught the past simple and perfect.


Juan: With my friends I went to an Italian restaurant

Teacher: Was there last weekend in Juan Juan or in the past?

Juan: The Past. AH okay. I went to an Italian restaurant with my friends.

Teacher: All right. I like Italian food. Have you been there before? (Now Perfect)

Juan: Yeah, I've been there once. I love it.

So the conversation continues with the teacher who leads the conversation to take advantage of the right structures.

If you want to show the second conditional opportunity for Students, what will they do if they earn a million euros. Since you have not yet taught the structure, it does not matter if you make a mistake about how they will express themselves, as this will come out later, but it will be great to return as the class progresses.

Any topic Or the structure can be a little thoughtful to a warmer one.

The Photo Game

If the group is new, many teachers will start "about you" rarely ever get an enthusiastic answer. Students often have many different teachers who ask the same question, so they understand the lack of enthusiasm Secondly, students are not yet familiar with you and why should they open it for themselves

Middle level (B2) and higher The photo game is fun and warmer, which helps students to get to know Ti and their peers. Depending on the size of the group, they may show 1 to 4 pictures

Shows students with a blank paper, then tell them this is a (19459003)


"This is a photo of me in Thailand, 3 years old, and I'm trying to make it a reality. Ago my friends can see my friends in the background next to the trees – it looks like it was a nice day, the sun started to stand behind me, you see the beautiful colors of the sun, reds, golden darks, dark oranges, etc. Why did we swim and see behind the sea and then dine on the beach and have a wonderful day. "19459002

Then invite each student to show their photos and explain the story behind it

The great thing is that you and students will focus on paper rather than personality, which will make it easier The student's willingness to love it as they control the information they share, and ultimately find out about future issues to which the learner is concerned, Students are interested in sports, travel, family, etc.

The Star Game

On a lower level, the star game can be a simple and effective warmer in first class. Star on the board and write some information about yourself at every point

Example [NatashaMadridEngland36chocolateblue

My name is Natasha

I live in Madrid

I'm English

I'm 36 years old

I love chocolate

My favorite color is blue All students end the asterisk and share the information with the class

As any element of English teaching, Go defines the standards and "how" for the students. If you are not enthusiastic, you can not expect to be. If you are not creative, so etc., then the same applies.

Stay in Part 2 as a heater.

Source by Natasha Mason

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