Two downloadable lesson plans to celebrate International Women’s Day

Two downloadable lesson plans to celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide every year on March 8th. It aims to raise awareness of the many issues still facing women around the world and celebrate women’s achievements at the same...
Reading strategies checklist for primary

Reading strategies checklist for primary

Reading is something we often take for granted, but in order for our primary students to really get to grips with a text, they may need some help and guidance. Whether students are...
Six steps to exam success: Understand your exam

Six steps to exam success: Understand your exam

This is the first part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. Read more about the upcoming webinars in our post: 6 steps to exam success: a series of webinars...
Engage your students with out-of-this-world Marvel Cinematic Readers

Engage your students with out-of-this-world Marvel Cinematic Readers

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Invisibility? Teleportation? How about the ability to engage your learners in reading activities in an instant? Well, you can do just that with...
Monitoring learners’ progress with Leonor Corradi

Monitoring learners’ progress with Leonor Corradi

The 53rd annual IATEFL conference in Liverpool is on the horizon and we couldn’t be more excited! Each year it brings together thousands of English Language Teaching professionals from all over the world...
Using CLIL to keep young learners engaged

Using CLIL to keep young learners engaged

We all know that CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is one of the pillars of updated English Language Teaching Methodology. It goes alongside 21st Century Skills and the pursuance of clear, attainable,...
English Vocabulary about the environment

English Vocabulary for the Environment (IELTS Speaking Lesson) – RealLife English

This is a guest post by Ben Worthington from IELTS Podcast. If you are studying for the IELTS exam, this can be an invaluable resource to improve your score! Learn more here. The environment is a hot topic at the moment and has been for some time. For this reason, it comes up as a topic in the Speaking section of the IELTS quite...
a series of webinars to help you prepare your students

a series of webinars to help you prepare your students

Teaching exam classes can be a challenge for new and experienced teachers alike. In an effort to help you prepare your students for their upcoming Cambridge English language exams, we’ve created a series...
5 ways to bring cultural diversity into your classroom

5 ways to bring cultural diversity into your classroom

Bringing cultural diversity into the classroom is becoming increasingly important. Our young learner and teen students are exposed to different ideas, traditions and voices from all over the world. This is thanks to...
4 Key challenges in secondary education

4 Key challenges in secondary education

During our recent Live Classes project, delivered in partnership with the BBC, we addressed some of the challenges facing secondary teachers around the world. Live Classes is a unique opportunity for students to enter...

6 romantic Readers and classroom ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air on February 14th and there are hearts, red roses, and boxes of chocolates across the globe. We’re ready for the big day here and to get you feeling...
How does the GSE help me (and why is it better to use it?)

How does the GSE help me (and why is it better to use it?)

The Global Scale of English (GSE) has a number of relevant uses for students, teachers, institutions and government ministries alike. It was designed, primarily, to give teachers more information about what students need...
A culture of inquiry in the primary classroom

A culture of inquiry in the primary classroom

Children are curious by nature. When conditions allow children to satisfy their curiosity through safe, self-initiated, and playful exploration, learning occurs naturally. Our goal as educators should be to help students make the...

Make reading more fun with these Charles Dickens’ themed activities

Charles Dickens was an outstanding storyteller who created some of the most incredible and beloved characters of Victorian-age Britain. Who hasn’t felt sympathy for the young orphan Oliver Twist, feared the mean, old...
word gap

The word gap; challenges, impact and how to bridge the gap!

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world” – Wittgenstein By now I’m sure you have heard of the word gap and how learners’ limited vocabulary in mainstream upper-primary and secondary education...
most popular blog posts blog round up 2018

A look back at our most popular blog posts of 2018

The last twelve months have flown by. We hope that you had a productive 2018 and that you found lots of interesting ideas and activities to use with your students using our blog...

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