The 2018 multi month calendar is a simple black and white variation showing three months at a time. The main month is larger at the top of the page. Below the main month, in smaller boxes, “last month” is on the left and “next month” is on the right.
This calendar starts with a mini month December 2017 and ends with a mini month January 2019, but is otherwise a 2018 calendar.
Because the previous and upcoming months are in such small boxes already, this calendar flashcard set only comes in one size: large.
You could play around with your printer settings to squeeze in two main months per page, but I think the small boxes would become illegible.
But wait, there’s more!
Mini Yearly Printable Calendars
Sometimes you might just want a whole year on a single page. For those occasions, I made these little minis, too.
Though the preview image on the right shows them all together, in the download file the 2017, 2018 and 2019 yearly calendars each get their own page.
All three of the mini yearly calendars appear the end of the 2018 multi month calendar. You can download all the calendars in one shot from the “Multi Month Printable Calendars” link below.
Teaching Activities Using the Multi Month Calendar
The purpose of this calendar is to practice talking about dates and schedules with high-beginner or intermediate level ESL classes. Here’s one type of activity the calendar could be used for.
Listening Activity – Present simple (habits)
Review / elicit a few common activities or hobbies (study English; practice guitar; read the news; go to the movies)
Provide one copy of a single calendar page to each student.
Dictate your (or a fictive person’s) habits to the class.
Have the students circle the matching days on their calendars.
Example – Mark studies English every Monday and Wednesday. He goes to the movies every other Friday. He reads the news every Sunday…
Follow-Up Pair Work Activity
After practicing the listening activity together as a class, let students mark a fresh calendar page with a few activities from their actual life.
Have students dictate activities to a partner while their partner marks the page.
When everyone is finished, call on a few students to tell interesting facts about their partner.
Variation – Change to less habitual activities, change the tense to future or past, and dictate more precise dates: Mark is going to fly to London on January 28th. He is going to return home on February 2nd…
If you have other ideas on using calendars in the classroom, please feel free to share them in the comments below!