6 uses for Cuisinaire Rods in language teaching

I remember in my first year of teaching I came across this box full of bizarre coloured sticks in the modern language department’s┬ádump storeroom. My head of department informed me that they were ‘Cuisinaire Rods’. Great… wait… what? Cuisinaire? Being a French teacher I heard ‘cuisine’ and immediately started wondering what their culinary use could…

6 No-Prep Speaking Activities

Maybe you had a meeting in your prep time. Maybe your time just ran away with you. Maybe, despite your fantastic prep there is still free time at the end of the class. Here are six activities that can be used with a variety of levels with no preparation.    1. The Party Students imagine…