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Mike Astbury

Thanks for visiting the site! Comments are welcome below. If you want to get in touch you can reach me at teachinggamesefl@gmail.com

Adapting Games for Online Classes

In this post we're looking at ways to take games that we like using in class and adapt them for online classes. As a majority of my classes have been one-to-one, that's my primary focus, but I will mention ways to adapt these games for group classes too.

Game design in ELT

Hi Everyone. I'd like to invite you to a free online talk on game design. Join me next Friday - 13th November at 3pm (UK time). Email mikeastburyteaching@gmail.com to register Everyone who joins will get practical tips on designing games... Continue Reading →

English Lessons Online

email: mikeastburyteaching@gmail.com I teach online and provide many different types of classes. Look below to find the perfect class for you. Private lessons (for one or two students who want personal support) • The course will be specially designed for... Continue Reading →

Making Excuses

Making excuses Here's a quick game to practise making requests and making excuses, as well as 'housework' vocabulary. In this post I'll show you how to play the game with your students in the classroom and online. I’ve used this... Continue Reading →

Encouraging self correction

I think it can be extremely useful to include additional steps in your feedback to allow students to self-correct. If students are given a chance to examine, and re-examine, their own work, they are more likely to spot mistakes and learn... Continue Reading →

Prepositions of place game – ghost hunt

Summer School Games – Episode 1 This is a quick game for elementary and pre-intermediate younger learners. It’s an idea that originated from Miriam Austin, who I worked with at IH Newcastle. It’s a practical way for your students to... Continue Reading →

The Yawhg – a game review

The Yawhg is an enchanting story telling game on PC. It makes a perfect end of term treat for older teen, and adult, classes that appreciate something a little different. It involves reading, discussion and decision making in small groups.... Continue Reading →

Present perfect practice

Here's a quick instructional video for a very adaptable classroom game: I've written about this game in a previous post, with an example using conditionals, so for a full written version of the instructions you can [click here] The game... Continue Reading →

Role play – practice and production

This post is a brief outline of a teacher development session I've presented several times so far this year, including the IH Brno and IH Minsk conferences. This post is primarily a series of links, each of which is a... Continue Reading →

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