Teaching English in Thailand - Sample Activity - Battleships - Example Lesson





Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jan 3, 2013

Teach English abroad and get paid through TEFL Heaven: http://www.teflheaven.com

We were setting up a teaching volunteer program in Chiang Mai in 2011, and I was asked by the director of this school to start teaching this class to show him what our volunteer teachers would be doing. I had exactly five minutes of preparation time! So the pressure was on.

Some things in this lesson can be used, others you really need to ignore. For example, I used Thai far too much - you are not meant to use Thai at all. I made it easier on myself and translated - but only after they guessed correctly. I also used Thai to explain things, which was not good as I should have relied on English and my demonstrations.

Some things that are good about this video are:

- The way I drill the vocabulary over and over with the children.
- The way I keep them engaged the whole time.
- We play a game, but there is so much drilling in that game that it's a focus on the language with playing the game as a secondary objective.
- I demonstrate the game instead of explaining it, and it takes a few rounds before they understand it - when they do 'get it', they become more engaged.

- I use a points system, which helps them get more engaged and competitive. I talk about who's winning all the time too.

- My sound effects, you have to admit, I am awesome at making a noise of a battleship.

This is quite a popular video on YouTube for teaching English in Thailand in it's category, which is nice.


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...