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Controversial Lesson Download: The Psychopath Next Door
By John Harrop | On 27 Feb, 2014
Hey TEFL Teachers!
Have you noticed how animated your students get when classroom discussions veer toward the controversial? Do you wish you had a collection of controversial lessons you could use to get your students talking?
Well, today is your lucky day!
In the interest of encouraging English language fluency by turning your students into complete chatterboxes, I’m using my experience as an ESL coursebook writer to provide you with Teaching House’s downloadable series of “Controversial Lessons,” starting with The Psychopath Next Door, aimed at Intermediate-level students or higher and guaranteed to raise the noise level in any class. In a good way.
Here’s what you do:
1. Download this PDF containing 6 pages of photocopy-able materials plus teachers’ notes:
2. Print out a copy for yourself and share with other ESL teachers. (Or at least the ones you like.)
3. Go take a nap. Your lesson planning is done.
Oh, and don’t forget to add your comments below after you’ve taught “The Psychopath Next Door” lesson. How did it go? Do you have any suggestions? I love receiving feedback from teachers, so join in the discussion!
A small, freckled traveler from Liverpool, John never imagined he’d end up working in education. Then, one night in a British pub, he met some Spanish students, ended up moving to Spain and the rest, as they say, is history. Based in Seville, he now spends his time teacher-training, teaching, writing and performing interactive puppet shows with Bat-i-Burrillo Teatro de Títeres.
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