Insight into a synthetic syllabus

Views are my own in this post. I teach from a synthetic syllabus at my school and the following attributes are true of it… it’s […]

Teaching functional language

A newly-qualified CELTA teacher has asked me for advice about how to deal with functional language. So… this is one of my approaches to teaching […]

Task-Based Lesson: How to Teach about The Marketing Mix

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CELTA Lesson Frameworks

I had a request last week from a reader who wanted to know more about lesson frameworks. I wrote about how useful they are a […]

It’s your move… helping students manage spoken discourse

Helping learners to deal with spoken discourse was a hot topic on my Diploma course. You might encounter the terms ‘interactional talk’ and ‘transactional talk’ […]

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