Subject knowledge, jargon, learners

This is a post aimed at candidates about to take a diploma course, but is still relevant to all. It also loosely connects to Sandy’s […]

General ideas for teaching pronunciation

(This is a follow-up to my post on phonology-based activities. I’m sharing it now because some of our teachers are about to begin training for […]

10 useful terms for teachers of young learners

Teaching with Bear, what a classic! This post is for anyone about to start a training course in teaching young learners. These 10 terms came […]

Edtech exploration

I’ve come across loads of edtech sites/tools recently. I’ll forget them all if I don’t start writing them down. Here’s a random mix of stuff […]

Lesson idea: crazy recipes

I feel like I say this a lot, but thanks to ELT-cation (Svetlana) for yet another great lesson idea. Your post on Wordless Videos for […]

Lesson idea: Introducing inventions (2)

My Primary students (aged 11) are studying technology and inventions at the moment. I used this activity to introduce the topic – it worked well. […]

Students that make my job easy

Full marks to my awesome teen class last week. The work they produced was fantastic and I’m so proud of them. We did a short […]

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 […]

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 […]

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