Category text messages

Text message abbreviations and emoticons. A lesson with a worksheet for your pre intermediate English students

Can’t be bothered to read the post and just want to see if the worksheet might be something you could use? Click here for the word document: Emoticons and text messages Do you hate people writing ‘u’ instead of ‘you’ or ‘B4’ instead of ‘before’? Lots of people do. Is it normal to feel that […]

More ideas for using Text Messages to teach English – Grammar Texts

After using text messages to try and get students to think in English (click here for the blog) and also to follow instructions outside class (click here to read that one) , I decided I could use the great power of the text to tackle grammar. I used these texts as part of homework tasks, using an account at […]

Teaching English/ESOL/ESL with SmartPhones – ten things I’d like to do.

In the UK you can get a smartphone for £100 and they are only going to get cheaper as more people want them. A device with a camera and video camera, access to the internet, with thousands of apps and the ability to share and recieve information will have a profound effect on education if […]

Using Text Messages to teach English – Part 2 ‘Following Instructions’

The lesson In this lesson I used ‘text messages’ to give students questions that they had to answer in pairs. They left the classroom and went out into the surrounding environment and received messages from me at three minute intervals. I made sure that each group got a different message. I managed this, in the […]

Using Text Messages to teach English – Part 1 ‘Think Texts’

  ‘A lot of students have mobile phones and as teachers, we often wrestle with how to get them to turn them off in class (although I’ve stopped bothering now). But what if we could use them as teaching tools to deliver content and get responses from our students?’ – I’m tired of reading and […]