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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...

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? ...

Grammar recap: Intro to gerunds and infinitives
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As students become more proficient in English, they inevitably begin focusing on some of the trickie...

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...

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...

David Bish breaks down blended learning
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We sat down with EF senior academic David Bish to find out more about blended learning and how it’s ...

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...

Four ideas for project work in the language classroom
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Projects take students’ noses out of their workbooks and help them foster writing, speaking, listeni...

Relearning the power of positive teaching
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While it’s been a long time since I read Yvonne Bender’s book “The power of positive teaching,” I do...