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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 ...

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...

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...

Best practices when using technology in class
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Sometimes using technology in your classroom can be a little intimidating.  As the rapidly evolving ...

Academics answer: What is task-based learning?
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Education is constantly evolving and introducing teachers to new or different techniques to employ i...

Eight ways to use your students’ own devices in class
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Setting foot in a classroom today where students don’t have at least one piece of technology on them...

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...

Top tech activities (that don’t need the internet!)
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Have you ever had a wonderful lesson planned using technology and the tech has failed?  Maybe you ha...

6 ways to use video (that don’t require much prep)
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Just a few short years ago, language teachers would have fallen over backwards at today’s easy acces...

Your quick cheat-sheet of pair work activities
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Pair work is a much-loved, much-used teaching technique—and with good reason. It reduces teacher tal...

10 classic Christmas games to play with your class
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For many of us, Christmas is an exciting time of year that promises an extra burst of food, friends,...

The big mingle: 8 activities to pick and mix
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“Mingles” are one of the most popular activities up a language teacher’s sleeve. Educators love them...