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How to support visual learners in the language classroom
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Picturing your current students, you’re probably already clear on who your visual learners are. They...

What are circle games? (And why they’re great for ELT)
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A group of students sitting in a circle, engaged in a whole class activity. It’s an image that easil...

Best practices and tips for effective pair work
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Working in pairs is one of the most-loved set ups in the language classroom. However, without  prope...

An introduction to Total Physical Response (and four activities to try)
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Do you have beginners or young learners in your schedule? We bet you (and they!) will get a lot out ...

How (and why) to encourage failure in your classroom
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Some refuse to speak.Some prefer not to participate.Some turn red every time you mention their name....

Ten must-know whiteboard games
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One of your biggest classroom allies is right in front of you: the whiteboard. With a healthy dose o...

11 (more) tips to encourage unmotivated students
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If you’re struggling with ideas to motivate a discouraged student or learner who can’t see the progr...

Help prepare your students to study abroad: 8 tips
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Preparing to study overseas is an exciting time for any student when expectations, questions, and ne...

11 go-to Halloween games and activities
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Hands up who secretly loves this time of year? Whether your students are Halloween fans or total new...

Simple tricks to flip these six common teacher habits
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“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together”.Van Gogh’s ...

So a student cried in class? Here are 11 approaches to take
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If you have been teaching for some time now, you’ve likely seen a student cry in class. The reasons ...

Christmas activities for adult learners and a diverse classroom
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Christmas is approaching.As a teacher, you might be feeling excited…or deflated as the year comes to...