In this section, you will find a number of articles, which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Understanding learners'. From primary-aged students to adult learners of English, the articles you will find here are practical, insightful and full of ideas to support your teaching and planning for all kinds of classrooms.It also involves dividing lessons into coherent stages, planning board work, selecting and describing interaction patterns for different activities during the lesson, and planning for differentiated learning. 

Planning lessons and courses includes anticipating problems that may arise during the lesson, and planning how to respond to these, describing how learners’ understanding will be checked or assessed and describing when and how feedback will be provided. It is important to be able to describe how a lesson is linked to those before and after it, plan a broad outline for a sequence of lessons, including the recycling of learning content and reflect on the approach and effectiveness of lesson planning, incorporating learner feedback and other evidence.

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Student presentations - speaking article
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In this article I would like to give you a few tips and some advice on what I've learned from helping students prepare and deliver...

Syllabus writing - methodology article
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Writing or developing an English language syllabus is a difficult task. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Teaching mixed-ability classes 1 - methodology article
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You may often be teaching a class which has students who are clearly of different levels. They may have different starting levels of...

Teaching mixed-ability classes 2 - methodology article
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You may often be teaching a class which has students who are clearly of different levels. They may have different starting levels of...

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A feature that is common both to language teaching and to traditional folk and fairy tales is the repetition of phrases or ‘language...

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Using stories and poems for language learning provides an opportunity to introduce students to a whole culture. 

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Before going into your first class with a new group you may feel a little nervous. It can be quite daunting to stand up in front of...

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Syllabus writers - and teachers in general - commonly assume a ‘scaffolding approach’ to course design.

Which syllabus: The traditional and the holistic syllabus - methodology article
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Traditional and holistic syllabuses reflect different views of language and language learning and teaching. Both viewpoints are quite...

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