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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...

6 New Year activities to get your adult learners chatting
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New Year’s Eve is a powerful time for people around the world, but it carries challenges for languag...

Our favorite tip to kick-start students’ reading skills
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Reading and writing are perhaps the most overlooked  skills when learning English, but are just as i...

How to help your students with public speaking confidence: 3 tips
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As teachers, it can be hard to put ourselves in our students’ shoes when it comes to fear of present...

4 tips to (immediately!) improve your boardwork
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As much a part of the classroom as the teacher and students themselves, the whiteboard is where a gr...

Top 10 TV series to learn English with
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Your students may have heard stories of celebrities like actress Mila Kunis learning English just fr...

Why studying abroad is the best way to cement language skills
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Studying abroad has long been touted as one of the best ways to improve language skills, consolidate...