2008 - The World's Largest Lesson|
Just under 90 days to go until this year's World's Largest Lesson!
In 2001 English-to-go held the first World's Largest Lesson; an attempt to get as many teachers and students as possible from around the globe to take an English-To-Go.com Instant Lesson. The lesson was on the topic of landmines, and helped raise awareness of the problem of landmines and encouraged people to raise funds to clear landmines.
In that first record attempt teachers from 112 countries took part with their classes. Since that first lesson, English-to-go has hosted further World's Largest Lessons in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. The lessons have continued to receive high praise and support from participating teachers and students, and a thumbs-up from Sir Paul McCartney.
This year, as part of English-to-go.com's 10th anniversary celebrations, the lesson will focus on two global issues, landmine clearance and the global food crisis, rather than just one. "It's a unique opportunity," said Felicity Mc Cardle and Rachel Ellis, the English-To-Go.com editors responsible for producing the lesson. "It's always amazing to know that so many teachers and students will be focusing on key issues over the same twenty-four hour period. Our job is to make the content meaningful and interesting so that every student will take something away from it. This year's lesson will be quite short so that even teachers just back from the northern summer vacation should be able to fit it in."Participation in the lesson is free. The lesson itself will be able to be downloaded from the English-To-Go.com website at http://www.english-to-go.com/wll/index.htm before September 3, and teachers will also be able to download a certificate of participation for students.
Please mark September 3 in your calendar and tell your teaching colleagues to do the same. Let's make this year's World's Largest Lesson the biggest success yet!
Sushi: Intermediate, Instant Lesson, 5/1/08
Special days in May to celebrate or remember with English-to-go.com resources:
Mother's Day May 11;
International Museum Day May 18
Woman Remembers Three Centuries,:
Upper Intermediate, Instant Lesson.
When was it built?; Pre-Intermediate,
This month's teaching point
From Imperatives, A Grammar Worksheet from Anna Grammar.
When we want to tell people how to do something, we often write instructions to show them how it is done.
Before you begin, think about who you are writing the instructions for (your audience) and why you are writing the instructions (your purpose).
o Who is your audience?
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