In 2016, we launched a set of A-Z activity cards for teachers as a free resource for you to take to your classroom.
Each card focuses on one of the NILE trainers’ favourite activities and sets out the intended level and language focus of the activity, plus aims and a detailed procedure.
The colour-coded A-Z set of cards covers Speaking (blue) , Reading & Listening (magenta) , Writing (orange), Vocabulary & Grammar (silver) and Pronunciation (purple).
We launched the cards at the NILE stand for our 21st Birthday Celebrations at IATEFL 2016, giving away the free activity cards.
The full set of activity cards are now available below, with the starred activities having an explanatory video below.
Please let us know how you get on in class!
|Activity||Activity Name||Activity Type||Level||Key Language|
|Activity A||Ask the Expert||Speaking fluency||A2 upwards||Hobbies, questions|
|Activity B||Behind the Words||Writing and speaking||B2 upwards||Speculation|
|Activity C||Corners*||Speaking fluency||A2 upwards||Prepositions of place|
|Activity D||Dyadic Circles*||Speaking fluency||A1 upwards||Any|
|Activity E||English Everywhere||Noticing language||A2 upwards||Depends on context|
|Activity F||Flower Writing*||Writing and vocabulary||A2 upwards||Any topic vocabulary|
|Activity G||Gradeability||Speaking||A2 upwards||Grading opinions, agreement, negotiation|
|Activity H||Hello, how are you?*||Speaking||A1 upwards||Interacting, opinion, prioritising|
|Activity I||Inner Emotions||Phonology||A1 upwards||Responses|
|Activity J||Job Fair||Speaking fluency||B1 upwards||Questions, jobs|
|Activity K||Knowing me, knowing you*||Phoneme practice||A1 upwards||Lexical sets, questions|
|Activity L||Lost voices||Writing and speaking||B2 upwards||Exchange pairs, Q&A routines|
|Activity M||Magic Moments||Speaking fluency||B1 upwards||Past tenses, descriptive language|
|Activity N||Next…*||Speaking||A2 upwards||Cohesion and coherence|
|Activity O||Other people’s views||Speaking and Listening||A2 upwards||Questions, conditionals|
|Activity P||Progressive deletion||Phonology||A1 upwards||Any|
|Activity Q||Quartered, drawn and hung||Speaking||A2 upwards||Prepositions of place|
|Activity R||Runaround||Listening||A1 upwards||Questions, conditionals|
|Activity S||Shouting dictation||Speaking and Listening||A2 upwards||Personal information|
|Activity T||Travel Agents*||Speaking||B1 upwards||Holidays,superlatives, negotiating|
|Activity U||Using questions||Speaking||B1 upwards||Questions|
|Activity V||Vocabox||Vocabulary||A1 upwards||Any vocabulary taught in class|
|Activity W||Word consequences||Vocabulary||B2 upwards||Definitions|
|Activity X||X marks the spot||Reading and Listening||A2 upwards||Giving and following directions|
|Activity Y||Your turn now||Speaking||B2 upwards||Discussion and debate|
|Activity Z||Zoom-in||Vocabulary||A1 upwards||Vocabulary, any topic|
Following the success of the teaching activities, we have now published a set of training activity cards, aimed at teacher trainers in different contexts around the world.
Eight of these were distributed at our NILE@21 Conference (12th -14th August 2016) and you can now download the full set here.
Each card focuses on one of the NILE trainers’ favourite training activities and sets out the intended training focus of the activity, plus aims and a detailed procedure.