Some Do’s in an English lesson:
• Use a variety of strategies. (Thought-provoking questions, pair-work, group work, peer-teaching, peer-checking, short acting out,
debate on lesson issues bla, bla, bla…)
• Act like a teacher. Both students and teachers will look up to you as a role model. Act professional.
• Make class interesting. Prepare a variety of activities, quick tests, and games.
• Be consistent with the rules. You shouldn’t play “favourites”---make sure you treat all your students equally.
• Plan your lessons ahead of time. Winging it doesn’t work. You will have to think about what you want to teach before you enter
• Make sure the topic is appropriate. Avoid issues that might spark sentiments.
• Speak clearly and loudly maintaining good pronunciation,acceptable accent and appropriate intonation .
• Tell the students why you want them to do something.
• Expect the unexpected. Always have a back-up plan.
• Ask your students for feedback. They might also have suggestions for things that you can do in class.
• Adapt your teaching style. Some students like to thinking things over and have everything perfect before speaking. Others want
to shout out the answer as soon as they know it.
• Bring “realia” into the classroom. Pictures from magazines, photos from home, stories from you own life, real
make lessons come alive.
• Group English language learners in mixed-ability groups.
• For new skills and knowledge expect the ELLs to produce work in English at their own levels.
• Use it sparingly to address cultural incompatibility or language-specific pragmatism
• Wear weekend clothes to class. Jogging pants, jeans or shorts aren’t acceptable.
• Dumb students down. Just because they can’t answer a question, Ask a different question or see if someone can help the
• Embarrass your students.
• Translate or paraphrase everything into L1.
• Code switch for ELT.