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This teaching tips looks at how to adapt materials for different age groups.

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

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In November 2014, at The Image Conference in Córdoba, Spain, we presented a short video called A Visual Manifesto for Language Teaching...

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Using arts and crafts in the classroom can be an excellent way to facilitate language learning with young learners. 

Building a lesson around a sitcom - culture article
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Like any piece of authentic material the possibilities for using a sitcom in the classroom are boundless.

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The first time I saw Cuisenaire rods being used in the language classroom I had no idea how much fun they could be.

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English clubs come in many different guises. What they do all have in common, however, is that they provide an opportunity for English...

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Fairy tales provide a wealth of possibilities for teaching English topics. Each fairy tale has its own magical setting and is split into...

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Homework is fundamental for learners to make effective progress. Learning a language takes time and time is something we don’t always...

Interacting with texts - Directed activities related to texts (DARTs) - reading article
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Good readers use what they know about language and the world to interact with what they are reading. This helps them create meaning from...

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In this article you will find tips and ideas for using and extending craft activities in the classroom.

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'I like doing homework!' 'We get too much homework.' 'Homework is really boring.' 'The teacher doesn’t always check my homework.' What...

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Poetry is a great tool to use with your learners as it helps practise not only listening, speaking, reading and writing skills all...

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There are many activities which you can use with your learners to exploit songs in the classroom. They can be used with specific...

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On the British Council’s site for young learners - LearnEnglish Kids - there are lots of stories which you can use to motivate your...

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LearnEnglish Kids is the British Council’s website for children aged 5-12 who are learning English as a second or foreign language. Find...

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The Magic Pencil exhibition and website celebrated children's book illustration and brought together the work of 13 illustrators who...

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Music can be used in so many different ways in language teaching. These days I am especially interested in facilitating students'...

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Storybooks are a good way to approach topics and introduce vocabulary with young learners. I’ve detailed a few general tips to consider...

Picture stories in the communicative classroom - resources article
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Pictures are all around us everyday, in the street, at work, at home and even in our leisure time, so why not in the classroom as well...

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In this comprehensive series of newsletters available to download, Opal Dunn introduced readers to real books to use in the classroom...

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Not all self-access ideas need to cost a fortune. Here are a few ideas for how you might develop resources in your school.

Self-access: A framework for diversity - resources article
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What is a self-access centre, why might your students benefit from using one, and how might you go about setting one up in your school...

Shakespeare for teens - resources article
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Shakespeare is without a doubt the most famous British poet and playwright that has ever lived. However, his work is often avoided by...

Speaking aids - speaking article
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How would your Christmas feel without a Christmas tree or your birthday without a cake? How romantic would your romantic dinner be...

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In this article I would like to highlight the value of using story books in a Young Learner classroom. I will look at its strengths and...

Storytelling - benefits and tips - literature article
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We often give stories to our students to read, but how often do we tell them a story? This article looks at the benefits of storytelling...

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According to David Vale and Anne Feunteun in 'Teaching children English: A training course for teachers of English to children', kids...

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Whether you're starting with a new class or just changing direction a little the decision of how to structure a course without a...

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As online video-sharing sites have developed, a wealth of short clips on a variety of topics have become available for classroom use....

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