Professional Development

for English Teachers

The 29th P.A.R.K. Conference

Zero Preparation Activities


Vendula Smith

KEY WORDSprimary, young learners, practical, no preparation

AGE GROUPSyoung learners



A workshop for busy teachers! We all want our lessons to be useful, engaging, differentiated and fun, but do we need to spend hours planning? The answer is 'no'. I will show you a few practical activities which take (almost) no time to prepare and help children practice new language. All the activities are suitable for - and tested on - children aged 8 to 12, some will work with teenagers as well.

Vendula Smith: I have been teaching for 20 years and while getting older, my students are getting younger. For the last two years, I have been working at ZS Didaktis, a primary school here in Brno. My aim is to make English so much fun that children will want to learn outside the classroom as well. I try to make my lessons engaging, student centred and differentiated so that every child can feel safe, happy and reach their full potential.