Writing pronunciation activities – 5 things to consider

I’ve written quite a few pronunciation activities this year for a regional product (Asia). Here are a few random thoughts on the process… Pronunciation for… […]

This amazing tech tool helps pupils, who are new to English, access learning

Google Translate now works in real time! It has been an invaluable resource for pupils in my class, who have English as an additional language. […]

5 Fantastic Websites For English Teachers

I recently made a video, featuring 5 excellent websites for English teachers. The sites are all packed full of useful resources and teaching tips.  Watch […]

How to teach IELTS: A complete guide for teachers

With the test centers in 150 countries and over 2.5 million annual test takers, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular […]

Coursebook activities and SLA theory – do they match?

According to Tomlinson (2013:12-15), ‘it is generally accepted that [Second Language Acquisition] is facilitated by: a rich and meaningful exposure to language in use affective […]

Flappy Drills – ‘Class, say after me…’

In this latest guest post, CELTA Trainer Nicky Salmon offers some tips for drilling pronunciation. I watch a lot of teachers doing drills to focus […]

Funny ELT illustrations

I picked up some interesting throw-outs from the British Council library here in Thailand. I’ve been flicking through Teaching Reading Skills in a Foreign Language […]

Quizlet Teacher account – worth it?

I’ve been using Quizlet in class for a while. This term I’m getting to grips with it a bit more as part of a project for […]

Assessment Capable Learners in the primary classroom

In this guest post Kirsten Anne shares some great advice on encouraging self-assessment in the primary classroom.  I am a primary school teacher and currently work in […]

Lesson idea: Tomlinson’s text-driven approach

In Developing Materials for Language Teaching (2013) Tomlinson introduces a text-driven approach to materials development. He goes into quite a bit of detail regarding text […]

Problems with images in ELT materials

Images in ELT coursebooks are often ambiguous. What might seem a fairly obvious depiction of an act or concept to us may be perceived as […]

Classroom silence and digital natives

Svetlana Kandybovich recently wrote a post about allowing students thinking time. It’s full of useful ideas for the classroom and well worth a read. Something […]

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