Field trips for the EFL classroom

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Do you ever take your class out?

It’s not always easy or even possible, but if you can manage it then it’s a great experience for both the students and yourself.

1. A change is as good as a break – a trip out is a literal breath of fresh air.

2. Real communication -whether it’s organising the trip in class or actually on the day, not to mention the write-up afterwards.

3. It’s CLIL in action – a chance to see and learn something new in English.

4. It’s good for your CPD – not to mention your portfolio/C.V, whether it’s just the occasional day out or a week long trip somewhere.

Obviously your teaching situation will influence how easy this is, if you’re in the middle of the UK, it’s pretty easy but you may feel there’s no point, after all, they are speaking English out of the…

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About gwenelope

English and Media Studies teacher in the wilds of Coventry, about to start my tenth year, which in itself is frankly terrifying. In the small pockets of free time I have have been known to do things like Tough Guy, circuit classes and swim often, very often. It is what keeps sanity near and insanity at bay.
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