This month TeachingEnglish and EnglishAgenda are focusing on CPD to celebrate the launch of our latest publication 'Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers'.  There will be a number of blog posts, webinars, podcasts and a live event.

Our great new monthly lesson plan for November looks at the topic of 'names' and is designed to help teenage and adult students develop their listening skills.

What is language? How do we learn meaning in a new language? What is easy and hard about learning another language? And what is the best way to teach English as a foreign language? This free online course suggests some answers to these questions.

Watch a recording of our latest webinar with Chris Baldwin: Learning Technologies for the Classroom - A whirlwind tour.

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Download and use the lesson plans from our Using images teaching resources for low-level and high-level students. Each plan combines photos from ELTPics with audio and teacher's notes to help get your students activating their higher level thinking skills.

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In 2014 on TeachingEnglish, we hope to have even more new tools and materials to help you in the classroom and with your development, so be sure to come back and find out what's new!

Across the site you can find free classroom materials to download, from short activities to full lesson plans, for teaching kids and adults. There are also articles on aspects of teaching, and free teacher development and teacher training materials.

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