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. […]

Making things up… during observed lessons

Last weekend I had a pretty scary lesson observation… I’ve been observed more at British Council Thailand than in any other teaching job, which is […]

App review: ELSA Speak

Let it gooooo, let it gooooo! Now that’s out of my system, here’s a review of ELSA Speak. It’s an app that teaches you to […]

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 […]

English Tenses Poster

As part of my ‘end-of-year review’ lessons, I made my class a useful hand-out to support their understanding of the English tenses.   Please feel […]

How to become an online English teacher?

Many tutors ask us "How do I become an online teacher?" Online teaching and tutoring is becoming exceptionally popular as the internet tears down traditional […]

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 […]

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