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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...

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...

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...

Seven games to play with your teens (that they’ll actually love)
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While teenagers have a talent for looking at the adults in their lives with keen suspicion, it’s a s...

Even more outdoor activities (to enjoy that great weather!)
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When spring rolls around you can practically hear everyone’s better mood. Warmer, longer days make f...

Six super-flexible vocabulary guessing games
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Because there will never not be vocabulary to practice, these quick activities are perfect for anyti...

Great activities to prep in 5 minutes or less
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Do you wish you had more time to prep for your lessons? Or not known how to fill an unexpected bit o...

Got an unmotivated student? Try these 12 tips
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No matter how cohesive the class, there’s usually one student who just isn’t, let’s say, feeling it....

Three in-class approaches to increasing student confidence
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Another day. You walk into the classroom.Students have occupied the back seats, but the front ones a...

How personality frameworks improve your teaching
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Personality frameworks have been around for several decades, though personalities since the dawn of ...

Ever had trouble teaching ’lend’ and ’borrow’? Try this technique
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Sometimes the easiest way to teach confusing words is to take the grammar and the boardwork totally ...

Nail that job: how to prepare for an interview over Skype
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Conducting job interviews over Skype is fast becoming more standard, especially for large companies ...