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Grammar tips

4-part holiday season lesson plan: speaking and grammar
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Get your class feeling the holiday cheer with this lesson combining a couple of Christmas themed act...

This is how advanced grammar changes language skills
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While it’s clear that language becomes more nuanced and complex as higher levels, it’s not always cl...

Grammar lesson plan: Modals of possibility, for levels C1+
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Modal verbs are are the bread and butter of every grammar class. Students encounter them at all leve...

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Teaching tips

9 tips for positive classroom behaviour in young learners
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Ever looked at your young learners and wondered if you’ve been dropped into a cage of monkeys? Natur...

Eight excellent digital resources for English language learners
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I frequently have students asking for advice on how to improve different areas in which they are str...

The unconventional guide to testing your students’ English
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Do you have students who think English tests are a simple stamp of approval at the end of a course? ...

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Life as a teacher

Here’s what you need to thrive as a teacher this year
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The start of a new year, new semester—even a new week!—calls for a blank slate. This New Year, focus...

What teaching today means: Six reflections
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Much has changed since teaching came to be.From individual mentorship to lectures in huge auditorium...

How to set and meet your teaching goals this year: 8 tips
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We, humans, love setting goals. The difficult thing is accomplishing them!How often have you decided...

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