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Posts by ELT Planning

Teachers – which sea creature are you?

I wrote a post a while back comparing learners to different birds. Svetlana at ELT-cation requested more, so here I’m comparing teachers with sea creatures. […]

What I learnt from my first TESOL conference

Finally, some time to reflect on CamTESOL, which was held on 18-19 February. It was my first ever teaching conference (both attending and presenting), so […]

Random realia and peculiar props

I think it hit home about five minutes before the lesson: ‘Am I really going to base a 30 minute activity around this bottle of […]

Lesson ideas: football and conditionals

Looking for a way to teach/review conditionals? A former colleague at LTC Eastbourne (cheers Angel) told me that football was his ‘go to’ topic for conditional […]

Supporting young learners

Young learner classes at our school are mostly organised by age. This means there can be quite a range of abilities, and differentiation* is an […]

Making it up as you go along…

I had a brief chat with TalkTEFL after class about how some activities we make up during class work better than the things we plan! […]

Present perfect game

I’m on good form! It’s been a fun weekend of classes. Today I tried out a new task for practising the present perfect (life experiences). […]

My TEFL articles

I’ve just uploaded a few of my articles to Scribd. Hopefully I’ll have more to add in the future… Click here for advice on writing for […]

Reasons to explore your staffroom

What’s your staffroom like? Do you know what’s in all those cupboards and drawers? Is there dust collecting on most of the supplementary materials? What’s […]

What Kate and Kris did…

Happy New Year! Attention! New blog! My mates in Bangkok have started this site to help people who want to teach English. They offer general advice, […]

Article for The Teacher magazine

I’ve had an article (this post) published in The Teacher magazine this month. As I mentioned in my post on ELT magazines, they always send you […]

Lesson idea: should and shouldn’t…

A repeat of the must/mustn’t game I mentioned a while back. I used this for should/shouldn’t the other day, in the context of illness. Choose […]

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