Form focus and recycling: getting grammar

In my last article, Reading for Information: Motivating learners to read efficiently, I referred to four stages in a task-based reading lesson.


English Next

English Next was commissioned by the British Council and written by researcher David Graddol – a British applied linguist, well known as a writer, broadcaster, researcher and consultant on issues relating to global English.


Creative Ways

A teaching pack based on materials developed by the British Council in cooperation with the BBC World Service for those starting to teach creative writing in the English language classroom.


ELA Manual

The Language Assistant manual was written as a guide and handbook for novice English language teachers taking their first steps into the classroom.


Emotional Intelligence and ELT

The theory of Emotional Intelligence and its measurement, the Emotional Quotient (EQ) were developed in the 1970s and 80s but popularised by Daniel Goleman in the mid-90s.


Evaluating speaking

Evaluating speaking - speaking article

This article looks at what a speaker needs to be able to do in order to use spoken English as an effective form of communication.


Classroom layout

Classroom layout - methodology article

The layout of your classroom can have a serious impact on the way you teach and the way your students learn. This article looks at some of the basic points that you can consider regarding the way you arrange your classroom.


Intercultural Resources Pack for Latin America

This Resource Pack provides practical activities for teachers to be used in the classroom primarily in Latin America, although these can be adapted to suit other international contexts, as a tool for understanding other cultures and promoting reflection in order to avoid cultural bias and challenge stereotypes.


Action Plan for Teachers

A 44 page illustrated book on the subject of English Language Teaching which covers the topics of planning and preparing lessons, teaching methodology and classroom practice, as well as using technology in the classroom.


Text lingo

Many of our teenage students now have mobile phones and enjoy sending text messages to each other. This activity introduces them to some English text messages that they could start to use with their friends


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