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      Teaching TipsTeaching tips extends the Language Assistant resource manual with more tips and practical hints.

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      Making a class magazine

      Class projects can be an excellent way to focus the whole class and get them working together towards a common goal.

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      Making a class magazine

      Class projects can be an excellent way to focus the whole class and get them working together towards a common goal.

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      Using Graded Readers

      Graded readers or ‘readers’ are books that have had the language level simplified to help second language learners read them.

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      Trivia

      Quizzes and trivia games can make a nice change from more typical EFL style activities and it may give students who aren’t the best at English a chance to shine in another area.

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      Using songs

      Songs can be a very interesting and motivating source of real life material for your students and one that particularly reaches into 'their' world.

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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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      Jazzing up grammar

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

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      Establishing the ground rules

      Good classroom management skills are essential to the smooth and efficient running of any classroom.

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      Using video 2

      Video is a great resource to use in class and there are an endless number of ways to exploit it to create motivating, memorable classes with a high level of language production.

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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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      Getting teenagers to talk

      Getting teenagers to use English in class and practise their speaking can be a challenging task, but there are some tips and hints which can make the task easier to achieve.

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      Getting the whole class talking

      These are designed to get everyone talking. They can be used with all levels because the language required to communicate is determined by the students.

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      Grouping students

      When you’re planning your lessons how much time do you spend thinking about how you’re going to group students for the activities in your plan?

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      Having fun with dialogues

      Many assistants work with learners who need controlled practice. They can gain confidence in speaking through using scripted dialogues.

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      How to exploit Essential UK

      In this teaching tip you'll find out how best to understand and exploit the materials supplied on the Essential UK part of the site.