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Using film and video clips

Film and video are very effective ways of both motivating our students and helping them to understand language, but they do need to be used with care and an understanding of some of the dangers and potential involved.

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Motivating the students

Keeping your students motivated to learn is one of the biggest challenges any teacher faces.

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Jazzing up grammar

Making grammar more interesting for students is one of the great challenges any EFL teacher faces.

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Getting adults and children to talk

Both adults and children need practice at talking to be able to develop their speaking skills, but that things that stimulate them to talk are often quite different.

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Short projects to get them talking

There’s nothing like a group project to get students talking.

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Strategies for keeping attention

Keeping students' attention and stopping them from getting distracted is a big challenge.

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Recycling vocabulary

Did you know that you have to see a new word at least five times before you can usually use it and include it in your 'active' vocabulary?

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Ways to encourage more use of English in class

Getting students to use English in the classroom is one of the biggest challenges of teaching.

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Dealing with discipline

No matter how interesting and well prepared our lesson may be, it can be ruined by a confrontation with students.

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Question techniques and strategies

The way you use questions to engage with your students can have a big effect on your lesson. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your questions.

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Reluctant talkers Part 2

This second part of the tips for reluctant talkers focuses on your skills as a people manager.

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Using cartoons and comic strips

Cartoons and comic strips can be used from beginner level to advanced level for a variety of language and discussion activities.

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Realia

'Realia' in EFL terms refers to any real objects we use in the classroom to bring the class to life.

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Strategies for keeping attention

Keeping students' attention and stopping them from getting distracted is a big challenge.

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Christmas tips

Christmas is an excellent theme for adding games and fun to your teaching. Most students enjoy festive lessons if your activities encourage a personal contribution about the students' own families and customs.

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Short projects to get them talking

There’s nothing like a group project to get students talking.

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Getting adults and children to talk

Both adults and children need practice at talking to be able to develop their speaking skills, but that things that stimulate them to talk are often quite different.

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Error Correction

One of the main dilemmas for teachers giving conversation groups is error correction. It’s always tricky to know when and if to correct students and how to go about it.

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Monitoring

When your students are on-task and engaged in a speaking activity where are you and what are you doing?

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Motivating the students

Keeping your students motivated to learn is one of the biggest challenges any teacher faces.

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Motivation 2 - The Teacher

Who were your favourite teachers at school or college?

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Proverbs and idioms

This is a tip all about teaching your students proverbs and idioms. 

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Question techniques and strategies

The way you use questions to engage with your students can have a big effect on your lesson. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your questions.

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Realia

'Realia' in EFL terms refers to any real objects we use in the classroom to bring the class to life.

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Recycling vocabulary

Did you know that you have to see a new word at least five times before you can usually use it and include it in your 'active' vocabulary?

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Reluctant talkers 1

Being faced with a class which won't speak can be very disappointing after all your planning. When there are rows of blank faces or questions that nobody will answer it can demotivating.

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