WALL GAMES IN THE EFL CLASSROOM
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We’ve no doubt that as a TEFL teacher you have a million different games up your sleeve. Games to interest, entertain, educate and revise. You probably have a few props that you use for your games too – dice, balls, boxes. But have you ever thought about using the walls of your classroom to play games? Wall Games in the EFL Classroom.
Ideas for Wall Games in the EFL Classroom
Classroom walls are usually reserved for showcasing students’ work or displaying notices but they can also be very useful as a classroom tool. By using the walls as part of your classroom activities, you ensure that your students need to get up out of their seats to participate in these wall games. You are bringing in elements of movement into your lessons and changing the tempo of your class. Students appreciate the chance to move around and to be able to leave their chair behind.
Not sure how exactly you can use your walls in your lessons? Here are a few of our favourite ideas:
Wall Games – Running dictation
Divide a dictation text into shorter sections. Stick them up on the walls around the classroom. Put the students into pairs. One student is the scribe and the other is the runner. The runner must run to a section of the text, memorise it (no note-taking allowed) and run back to the scribe and tell them what to write down. They can run back to the text as many times as necessary to make sure they have the entire text correctly written down. The runner runs to find another piece of text to do the same again until they have the entire text written down. They can change roles during the activity if you want them to. The team that has the entire text written down accurately, wins.
Wall Games – Multiple choice quiz
Print out the letters A, B, C and D on pieces of paper and stick each one on a different wall of the classroom. Project a multiple choice question on your interactive white board as well as the four answer options.
For example: She congratulated him _____ passing his exam.
A: on B: in
C: to D: for
The students must go and stand next to the letter they think corresponds to the correct answer. If the students have different opinions, the teacher can invite justification from the students before revealing the correct answer.
Wall Games – Discussion pictures
Often we use images as discussion points in our lessons. Instead of using the coursebook or your interactive whiteboard, stick the images you want to use up on the walls around the classroom. Allow your students to mingle and stand near the image of their choice. You can then pose the discussion questions for them to discuss in their groups.
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- 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.