EF Teacher Zone
Ideas, tips, and tools for language teachers around the world.
MenuVisit EF Teacher Zone

Become fluent

10 articles
Five things students can learn from an English test
3 min read 3 min

English tests are not an aim in and of themselves, although they’re sometimes treated as if they wer...

Grammar recap: Intro to gerunds and infinitives
7 min read 7 min

As students become more proficient in English, they inevitably begin focusing on some of the trickie...

This is how advanced grammar changes language skills
5 min read 5 min

While it’s clear that language becomes more nuanced and complex as higher levels, it’s not always cl...

What we stand to learn from the world’s largest English test
min read min

Each year, the results from the EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) are published as a benchmark f...

Grammar lesson plan: Modals of possibility, for levels C1+
5 min read 5 min

Modal verbs are are the bread and butter of every grammar class. Students encounter them at all leve...

Top five podcasts to learn English with
min read min

Living in the digital age has quite a few perks – especially when it comes to language learning. For...

Your quick cheat-sheet of pair work activities
3 min read 3 min

Pair work is a much-loved, much-used teaching technique—and with good reason. It reduces teacher tal...

An introduction to Total Physical Response (and four activities to try)
min read min

Do you have beginners or young learners in your schedule? We bet you (and they!) will get a lot out ...

Why studying abroad is the best way to cement language skills
4 min read 4 min

Studying abroad has long been touted as one of the best ways to improve language skills, consolidate...

How my students benefited from studying a language abroad
min read min

Mara Reynoso is a teacher living and working in Mexico. During her career she has gone on several ov...