Book review: Successful Group Work

Alphabet Publishing must have been feeling generous! Not only did they send me Classroom Community Builders (Burns), but I also received a copy of Successful […]

Lesson idea: present perfect time markers

activity from Gateway (Macmillan) Here are a few fun activities for practising time markers used with the present perfect. There’s a review of these markers […]

Book review: Classroom Community Builders

I’ve just received a copy of the latest book from Alphabet Publishing. Walton Burns is following up last year’s ’50 Activities for the First Day […]

To those who attended the 2017 workshop entitles Using and Adapting Authentic Materials to Help Motivate Student 「学習意欲を高めるオーセンティック教材の活用法」, the main site page for this workshop is located […]

Time to tame online video

I bet you watch a lot of video on the web - either for leisure or for work. Apart from streaming services I use at […]

Boosting Vocabulary

Words. I want words. Words to describe the spaces in between. The spaces of light, the spaces of dreams. Untouched, unspoken words. I want worlds […]

More creative displays and success criteria

We’ve been doing a module on travel. Last week, students wrote about their most memorable trip. Here’s the latest (sunny) display. I need to mount […]

Review: British Council apps for learning English

Students often ask me if I know any good websites and apps for learning English. There are a fair few websites I recommend, and this […]

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 […]

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