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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...

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...

Eight ways (and five videos) to teach homonyms
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One of the great things about learning a foreign language is discovering its quirks. Homonyms – word...

What we stand to learn from the world’s largest English test
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Each year, the results from the EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) are published as a benchmark f...

Teaching outside: what to consider (and five activities to try)
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Hands up who’s had a class (or a week!) full of students suffering from cabin fever. We thought so. ...

13 ways to use a voice recorder in class
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Previously only carried by reporters in press hats, thanks to smartphones, voice recorders are now i...

How to create excellent handouts – 10 tips
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The classic handout is one of teaching’s most used resources. But what makes a good handout? Here, E...

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 to teach mixed conditionals
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Mixed conditionals are one of the more difficult and confusing grammar points to teach. Those of us ...

Top five podcasts to learn English with
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Living in the digital age has quite a few perks – especially when it comes to language learning. For...

Try these 8 classic board games in class
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Board games evoke memories of camping trips, power outages spent by candlelight at the kitchen table...