5 academic skills for primary students

5 academic skills for primary students

In an ever-changing jobs market, the skills we all need to use have developed beyond numeracy and literacy – and part of our jobs as teachers is to give students the skills they’ll...
What is so “Big” about Big Questions?

What is so “Big” about Big Questions?

A few years ago, I was working as an educational consultant. Part of my job involved visiting schools that had outlined improvement plans regarding English language teaching and learning and observing classes. In...
Predictions for the future of ELT

4 predictions from InnovateELT 2019

InnovateELT is over for another year – and what a buzz it was! There were so many debates, ideas and meaningful moments. Once again attendees took part in a lot of conversations and...
A dive into the challenges of online distance learning

A dive into the challenges of online distance learning

Distance and blended learning is growing in popularity all around the world. Alongside the opportunities for students and teachers, come real challenges. Some are related to technology and others related to classroom management...
5 ways to become a reading detective

5 ways to become a reading detective

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous and well-loved detectives in the history of literature. The character was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 19th century. Since then he...
6 steps to exam success: Give feedback

6 steps to exam success: Give feedback

This is the fourth part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. In this article, Philip Warwick will look at feedback and how giving it effectively will help your learners be...
The high cost of placing university students in the wrong English program

The high cost of placing university students in the wrong English program

University students usually join English language programs because they need to attain a certain level to be accepted on their chosen courses. A placement test is the first step on this journey. Before...
A Super Hero lesson plan to celebrate Marvel Studios new 'Avengers: Endgame' movie

A Super Hero lesson plan to celebrate Marvel Studios new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ movie

With the successful release of the next installment of the Marvel Studio franchise, Avengers: Endgame, your students are sure to be buzzing with Super Hero excitement. So here’s a lesson plan to help...
What’s in my GSE Teacher Toolkit?

What’s in my GSE Teacher Toolkit?

The Global Scale of English (GSE) Teacher Toolkit has everything you need to plan engaging and appropriate lessons for your learners. Consisting of over 2,000 Learning Objectives, as well as hundreds of grammar points...
The advantages of online distance learning

The advantages of online distance learning

The technological component of learning is constantly growing. More and more classes are taking place online – yet rather than simply being a substitute for classroom courses, they can be blended with a...
personalize your teaching with Roadmap

personalize your teaching with Roadmap

Are you looking for a way to make sure your students get the most out of their learning experience? Roadmap is an innovative, eight-level general English course for adults. It’s built around the principle...
IATEFL 2019: Gallery Walk Highlights

IATEFL 2019: Gallery Walk Highlights

Can you believe it’s already been a month since IATEFL 2019? Before all those inspiring talks and great conversations become distant memories, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights from...

5 ways to support students with dyslexia

Children seem to be starting English lessons younger than ever, often before they can even read and write. This means that learning differences like dyslexia may not have yet made themselves apparent. While...
essential skills

5 essentials every child needs when you’re teaching English

The educational choices available to children are changing rapidly. Apps, online courses, digital games, recordings and videos are all easily accessible. But, despite appearances, human evolution has not suddenly gone into overdrive and the main...

6 steps to exam success: Monitor progress

This is the third part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. In this article, Philip Warwick will look at building exam strategies and identifying progress points.  This allows teachers...
self-confident

How can we encourage our learners to feel self-confident?

Encouraging learners to feel more confident in the classroom is a problem often faced by teachers. Below are five simple things that you can adopt in your classroom to encourage learners to feel...

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