In this section, you will find a number of blog posts, which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Knowing the subject'. From primary-aged students to adult learners of English, the blog posts you will find here are practical, insightful and full of ideas to support your teaching and planning for all kinds of classrooms.

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I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.

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Receptive skills - in particular the art of processing listening texts - often hold an important position in curricula.

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Sometimes lessons take a direction we didn't expect.

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So here are six ways I think you could exploit this image with your classes.

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One of my first experiences as a teacher trainer was in 1990 when I did an in-house training workshop for my colleagues in an English...

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The Picture Word Inductive Model (PWIM) is my favorite, and central, instructional strategy for teaching Beginning English Language...

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When dealing with children, it is useful to remember that listening and hearing are two very different skills.

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Back in November, my pre-intermediate students were listening to a coursebook text.

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Read Sandy's latest blog post on the use of ELTPics images.

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I have recently taught a class of teenagers aged between 14 and 16. They were of a good level (B1) and were motivated to learn English....

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I find that using photos such as the one above provide great opportunities for conversation with any level of English student.