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

Strategies for keeping attention

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

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?

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.

Dealing with discipline

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

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.

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.

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.

Checking comprehension

Making sure that students understand what is happening in the lesson and that they have understood the language you have taught them can at times be very difficult.

Last lessons

Coming to the end of a course with a group of students can be a very positive time. The last couple of lessons are the conclusion to all that has gone before.

Using plays in the language class

Using plays or drama in the language classroom can be both enormously rewarding and enjoyable for teachers as well as students.

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Activities on the theme of Summer

With the summer holidays approaching it might be nice to base some of your lessons around this seasonal theme. Here is a selection of activities that you can use a various levels.

Using poems, quotations and proverbs

Learning a language does not just mean saying something new. It helps to also practise saying words and sounds.

Motivation 2 - The Teacher

 Who were your favourite teachers at school or college?

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.

Reluctant talkers Part 2

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

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?

Adapting materials for mixed ability classes

All classes are mixed ability to one extent or another. Extreme cases, when you have near native level speakers with beginners, can be very challenging for the teacher.

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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Motivating the students

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

Motivation 2 - The Teacher

 Who were your favourite teachers at school or college?

Proverbs and Idioms

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

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.

Realia

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

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?

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.

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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