A good way of inspiring and motivating teenagers, boys in particular, is to give them the
chance to combine business with pleasure..that is English and Football. The Premier League is
one of the most popular championships in the world, so why not exploit it to our advantage?
The British council has created this site http://premierskills.britishcouncil.org/
where you can access information for your favourite team or player in a student friendly environment,
providing tips for teachers and an online dictionary.
My students have used the site as a resource to create presentations for their classmates and generate
discussion in the classroom about their favourite football clubs in Greece, the UK and worldwide. We have also written for and against essays comparing the English and Spanish championships.Why not try Primera Division as well? One thing is for sure: it was one of the most enjoyable homework!
The possibilities are endless - just use your creativity!!
Have a look at samples of their work: