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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...

Academics answer: What is blended learning?
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Education is constantly evolving, introducing teachers to new or different techniques to employ in c...

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....

Got a gifted student? Here’s what you need to know
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One of the great challenges of teaching is adapting to the needs of dozens of students, all of them ...

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...

20 simple questions to evaluate your lesson
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Teachers usually have a gut feeling about their lessons. (Which may swing between commiserating over...

11 classic games and why to use them in class
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“I really want to be bored witless,” said no student, ever.“I hope my students’ eyes glaze over in c...

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...

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...

What to consider when teaching introverts
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Most teachers are aware of multiple intelligences theory and may have an interest in how personality...

Why use podcasts in class (and 14 activities to try!)
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Authentic materials—written, audio, and video materials students come across in everyday life—can be...