Cuisenaire rods in ELT


rodsCuisenaire rods are one of those classroom tools that people on training courses often ask me about. If we have time, I try to fit in a few techniques with them. I don’t know why but in this age of all things oriented towards technology in ELT many teachers still seem to latch onto rods and like using them in class. They are one of those tools that if you read about them in an ELT methodology book never seem very interesting but once you see them in action you’re often converted. Surprisingly there are very few YouTube videos showing them in action in ELT classes so I made a short one with some standard ways to use them for presenting. Maybe it’ll inspire you to either go out and try them or to suggest other ways you use them with students.

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