TEFL Warm Up Activities For Adults
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Games and adults are an interesting mix. We often think that adults are too old for games and while this is true for a lot of games, but you’ll be surprised how open adult learners are to games in the EFL classroom. Language games can be challenging and fun provided they are age-appropriate: Simon Says probably won’t go down too well! Language games are very useful to have up your sleeve in case of having an extra 5 minutes in the lesson if your activities don’t take as much time as expected, or if you’ve just finished some serious work and everyone needs a bit of a break.
So too at the beginning of the class it’s a good idea to have an activity or two to get your learners focused and in English-mode. Usually these activities are an opportunity for revision of work done in the previous lessons. It shouldn’t involve any new language structures, as it should ease the learner into the headspace necessary for the lesson.
One very well-known game is Back to the Board (B2B). Divide the class into pairs (or groups) and assign each student in the group a letter or number (A, B, C or 1, 2, 3). Each letter (or number) – A, for example – takes a turn to sit with their back to the board. The teacher writes a word or phrase on the board, which the other learners in the group must explain to A. When an A guesses correctly, the game starts again with B sitting with their back to the board and a new word or phrase.
Scrambled words is a very easy and quick – but surprisingly challenging! – game to wake up the brain. Choose some vocabulary words and write them in jumbled circles on the board. Students must unscramble the letters to find out what the words are. Crossword works similarly in that learners need to work together to create a crossword on the board (like Scrabble, with no clues) using only a set of words given to them.
Completely unrelated to any revision is 2 Truths and a Lie. Each learner must think up 3 facts about the weekend or the previous evening – 2 of which are true and 1 which is a lie. For example: Yesterday I played PS2 for 7 hours, I went out until 4am and I bought a laptop. The learners can chat in their groups and ask clarification questions to try and guess which is the true fact.
Basically, if you need to energise the class and help them focus on the lesson, anything that will get the learners talking and thinking will do the trick!
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In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.