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Featured blog of the month

Each month we make a shortlist of what we think are the best English language teaching blogs published that month. These are featured on our Facebook page and users are invited to 'like' and comment on their favourite. The blog with the most likes becomes the winner of that month's TeachingEnglish blog award.

The blog post should have been published in the selected month, be free and freely available, offer practical advice, give suggestions for class activities or stimulate reflection on teaching.

Featured blog of the month for March 2015

Our latest blog of the month award goes to IELTS Advantage and their post Helping IELTS students practice phonetics at home for free. The post has lots of suggestions for how your IELTS – and non-IELTS students – can work on their pronunciation in their own time.

Featured blog of the month for February 2015

Our latest blog of the month award goes to Lizzie Pinard and her latest post Speaking bingo. In the post, Lizzie provides us with a lesson which challenges students to practise the language they've learnt by playing Speaking bingo.

Featured blog of the month for January 2015

Our latest blog of the month award goes to Adam Simpson and Paul Mains for their co-written post  4 Songs for teaching the 4 English conditionals.

If you are teaching conditionals and looking for a way to make it interesting, try using these four songs from Adam and Paul - one for each conditional form.

Featured blog of the month for November 2014

Our latest blog of the month award goes to Tim Robbio Ware and his Mr. Bean video lesson. Everybody seems to love Mr Bean and here’s a fun video lesson using a clip from the series as a way to practise holiday vocabulary. Designed to be used across different levels, two versions of the material are available for lower and a higher language levels.

Featured blog of the month for October 2014

Our latest blog of the month award is for Larissa Albano and her blog post 'Teaching for exams? Have fun! Gift bags' . With this post, which helps students with word formation, Larissa shows that preparing for exams can be good fun for all concerned!

Featured blog of the month award for September 2014

After a break in August, we return with our featured blog of the month award, which this time goes to Kieran Donaghy and his excellent lesson plan I want to learn English because..., in which students talk about their reasons for learning English and what they want to do with English in the future.

Featured blog of the month for July 2014

Our latest blog of the month award is for Adam Simpson and his engaging infographic on prepositions. Designed to help students understand how the prepositions in, on and at are used in English, Adam has used a combination of Piktochart and Bitstrips to create an engaging and helpful resource for language learners.

Featured blog of the month for June 2014

Our latest blog of the month award is for Marek Kiczkowiak and his excellent blog post around the theme of TEFL Equity. Why does it matter? Marek looks at eight important points for discussion from TEFL equity advocates on the status of non-native teachers and gives some great insight into why these issues are important
 

Featured blog of the month for May 2014

Our latest blog of the month award is for Emma Sergev and her excellent blog post The present simple 1 - back to basics. Emma has switched off her overhead projector, sharpened her white board pen, dusted off her flash cards and gone back to basics to teach the present simple. Her post includes an attractive infographic and student worksheets.

Featured blog of the month for April 2014

Our latest blog of the month award is for Zdenda and looks at teaching modal verbs in present and past tenses

Students can get confused about how to use common modal verbs in the past. Zenda has created this great visual explanation to help them remember the forms plus 2 games to practise them.

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