The Activity view contains two main components—the Activity slides and the Activity Menu.
EF Class lessons are like fully interactive presentations—Activity slides are where all the interaction happens! Activity slides are where you and your students will find all of the written, audio, and video stimulus material, coupled with over 15 different types of interactive activity formats.
When you are browsing EF Class lessons to decide which to teach, the Activity slides are where you can put yourself in the shoes of your students by previewing and trying out activities.
Student instructions button
Click this button any time to open or hide the student instructions for any activity.
The stimulus pane
This is where students will find videos, reading texts, audio recordings, and images as stimuli for the activity.
Main activity canvas
This is where the interactivity happens! Here students will find activities including gap-fills, multiple choice questions, anagrams, highlighting, text entry, and matching activities.
When students complete an activity, they can submit their work. For questions that have an objective right or wrong answer, the student is given immediate feedback on their answers, and the option to see the correct answers. On questions where there is a wider range of possible answers, students may see a model answer against which they can compare their own ideas.
(Note: If you’re doing this as a teacher, your submissions will not be captured anywhere—you’re merely simulating what the student experience would be.)
The Activity Menu contains all of the same information as the Activity cards.
Recommendations provide quick, visual descriptors of the ways in which we recommend using activities. There are four categories:
- Duration: This provides a rough estimate of the amount of time required for an activity.
- Individual / Pair / Group / Class: This outlines whether the activity is intended to be carried out by students individually, in pairs, with larger groups, or as involving the entire class.
- Support / Challenge: These 'bonus' activities go beyond the core lesson. Support activities are designed for students that need extra scaffolding to achieve the learning goals. Challenge activities are designed for students who are a little more advanced and require additional challenge.
- Activity type: This describes the interaction type (e.g. gap-fill, multiple choice, anagrams, highlighting, text entry, and matching activities, etc.) and whether answers are open or closed.
Here you can see the instructions that your students will receive via the Student instructions button when they land on an Activity slide.
These provide helpful guidance and additional information related to the activity for the teacher. This can include Culture notes, which provide additional background information on the topic in question, Language notes, related to specific language points in the activity, Suggested answers for open activities, and Variation or Extension ideas if you’d like to expand upon it.