Australia – Straight from the Horse`s Mouth

This school year, in a series of seven travelogues, we will provide you with up-to-date teaching resources from Australia. Bronia Hamilton, English teacher and Oslo’s FYR coordinator for English (currently on leave), has returned to her homeland for a year together with her husband and their three daughters. Bronia will over the coming months be talking to young people about their lives and develop teaching material that you can use with your students to discuss social and cultural conditions in Australia.

First out is a closer look at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Continue reading

Have we got news for you?

1. Suggestions for Chapter Tests will shortly be available in Ressursbank Lærer.

2. Grammar has been added to Ressursbank Elev in order to provide students with more interactive tasks.

3. Australia – Straight from the horse’s mouth
Bronia Hamilton has returned to her homeland Australia and will provide us all with useful resources to use with SKILLS over the coming months. We will be back with more on that!

A reminder that Ressursbank Lærer contains useful resources like “Årsplan” and “Fagsamtale” might also be in order. Edit and share.

All best wishes for the school start-up!

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Welcome back!

We hope the summer has left you well rested and with happy memories! Meeting this year’s students is always exciting and getting off on the right foot vital. So, what to focus on in the first lesson?

The options are endless. Nevertheless, two tasks are essential; getting acquainted with one another and establishing an environment where everybody feels comfortable with, and committed to, speaking English. Here are some tips on doing just that:

1. “Getting to Know Each Other”

 2. “Presenting Norway”

“A Positive Start”

Teaching Tips: LyricsTraining

How do you fill those last days of school with something fun and meaningful? Jannike Elmblom Berger, from Kuben vgs, has a great suggestion!

Aim: Practise listening through watching music videos and typing in the missing lyrics.
Time: 10 – 30 min. This activity could be used as a warm-up, for variation between other activities or as a round-off to a lesson. It could also be adapted into a full lesson where the students use their songs as a starting point for speaking or writing. Continue reading