Photos for Language Teaching: Part IV

It is the fourth post of its kind aiming to promote the use of photos in English language teaching learning. The photos can serve the multiple purposes in our classes such as writing (paragraph/essay writing, story writing etc.), speaking (conversation, describing photos etc.) and other kinds of group/ peer works. In this part IV, we share the photos of Choutari editor Jeevan Karki taken during his visits in different parts of the country.

Children enjoying the water © Jeevan Karki

Now it’s time for four wheeler to sail: a car stuck in rain water in Kathmandu. © Jeevan Karki

An aeroplane before flying in the Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. © Jeevan Karki

A busy worker to black top the road. © Jeevan Karki

Children playing with their locally made motorcars. © Jeevan Karki

Aim high, leap high: children in a school playing during their recess. © Jeevan Karki

Free Photos for Teaching Writing: Jeevan Karki

Like in the past, we have come up with photography project in this writing special issue of ELT Choutari. We believe that our students, like any one of us, enjoy looking photos and hence we can use photos in teaching language skills and aspects. In this post, the photos are more like thematic and can be very useful for teaching writing. One photo can generate many ideas and in many different forms. We can use the following photos in the classroom in the different ways. Like, we can simply ask our students to describe the photo, write a story in the periphery of the photo, write an essay related to the issue of the photo. E.g. we can use the photo of the temple to assign them to write about the issue of “Hygiene and Conservations of Templates”.

Dear teachers, you can show the photos to your students, generate discussion, form a group (or you can assign to each individual) and assign the task of writing. The students will find at least some ideas to write about the photos and they will feel more secure to write with these thematic photos.

For this project, the photos are contributed by Jeevan Karki, who is also a freelance photographer.

Children clicking the photo using the mobile phone in a travel.

A man enjoying paragliding over the sky of Few Lake in Pokhara.

A shooting set for a video.

People harvesting paddy in a village of Nepal.

Soldiers in a parade in a function.

People standing in a queue in a temple.

People singing the Bhajan in a temple.

Photography Project III: People at work

It is the third post of its kind, which aims to promote the use of photos in ELT. The photos can serve the multiple uses in our classes such as writing (paragraph/essay writing, story writing etc.), speaking (conversation, describing photos etc.) and other kinds of group/ peer works. In this project III, we share the photos of Choutari editor Jeevan Karki taken during his visits in different parts of the country.

Man carrying loads

People in Development: People in Solukhumbu carry the materials for development themselves as their no road access in majority of the areas. © Jeevan Karki

Vendors selling

Hope after destruction: Vendors selling the goods besides the debris of the destruction caused by the earthquake at Kathmandu Durbar Square. © Jeevan Karki

Children at fun

We Can: A child washes his clothes at a tap, while the next watches curiously. © Jeevan Karki

People at work

Man Made Road: People making a motor road through the hills of Solukhumbu with the help of local tools only. No excavators or other heavy equipment was used to construct the 10 KM long road. © Jeevan Karki

Differently abled at work

I’ve the third eye: A visually impaired teacher teaching children using Braille Books in a school in Solukhumbu. © Jeevan Karki

Development in Basket: A doko basket being used to transport the huge poles for electricity transmission lines in the rural hills of Solukhumbu. © Jeevan Karki

Give me your hand

Lend me your hand please: A young man helping an aged trekker to cover the way in the hills of Solukhumbu © Jeevan Karki

The Photography Project: Education in Emergencies

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Sunil Sharma

This photography project is the continuation of a new khurak for our readers initiated by Choutari since July issue. For the August Issue, Sunil Sharma, a photojournalist associated with Chinese News Agency ‘Xinhua’ has contributed to the project. The photos speak of education in emergencies following the monstrous earthquake of April 25.

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Students of Nawa Adarsha School are studying under the temporary class prepared inside the tent at Basantapur in Kathmandu,Nepal.(Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

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Students of Suryodaya School are studying at a temporary class prepared at a open place at Maitidevi in Kathmandu,Nepal.(Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

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Students of Shri Padma Higher School School are chatting at TLC (Temporary Learning Center )temporary class prepared at Bhaktapur in Kathmandu,Nepal.(Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

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Students of Nawa Adarsha School are studying under the temporary class prepared inside the tent at Basantapur in Kathmandu,Nepal.(Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

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Students of Nawa Adarsha School are studying under the temporary class prepared inside the tent at Basantapur in Kathmandu,Nepal.(Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

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Students of local Government school are studying at a open place in Kathmandu,Nepal.(Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

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A boy draws an art under under the temporary class prepared inside the tent at Dillibazar in Kathmandu,Nepal.(Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

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Students of Durbar High School watching T.V during break time under the temporary class prepared inside the tent at Bhotahity in Kathmandu,Nepal.(Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)