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Resources for Planning lessons and courses

29 July, 2015
The focus of this book is on practical activities which can help to nurture, develop and motivate our students.
9 May, 2011
This project may be of interest to anyone involved in curriculum development.
27 January, 2010
Why should I write a plan? The best option is always to be prepared. Once you have prepared your lesson you will feel much more confident walking into the classroom and you will soon be able to relax.
3 August, 2017
This handbook offers a set of activities that teachers have tried out in their Indian school classrooms with children of 8 to 14 years of age.
8 February, 2017
Students coming to the UK frequently join their chosen university via a pre-sessional English language course, but organisers of such courses often struggle to find staff on campus in the summer...
21 October, 2016
This paper addresses the learning and teaching of English, from the perspective of primary pupils in government schools in Egypt.
28 September, 2016
This research report presents ‘bottom-up’ perspectives on teacher and learner attitudes to varieties of English across five global contexts (China, Thailand, India, Spain and Turkey).
20 July, 2016
This research report describes an innovative project in which teachers and learners worked together to explore issues of importance to them in Indian primary English classrooms.
28 December, 2015
This paper investigates attitudes and perceived experiences of English learning by Chinese kindergarten children, 4-6 years old, and their parents through the use of questionnaires and innovative...
11 August, 2015
Penelope Robinson, Sandie Mourão and Nam Joon KangThis research report presents an innovative approach to teaching English in pre-primary classrooms. The paper describes the development and...
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4 November, 2014
In this video, the theme is ways of correcting mistakes. Rachael Roberts, David Petrie, Sylvia Guinan, Lizzie Pinard and David Dodgson give practical tips and strategies we can use to help our...
14 October, 2014
Teacher talk is a series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching issues.In this video, the theme is building and retaining vocabulary. Adam...
19 September, 2014
The theme of this video is encouraging speaking. Adam Simpson, Lizzie Pinard, Rachael Roberts and George Chilton look at why some students are reluctant to use English. They then provide a number of...
19 June, 2014
This new revised edition of 'Tell it Again!' shows how a story-based methodology brings together the best of primary English language teaching and the rich and motivating resource of children’s...
10 March, 2014
Successful CLIL depends on a variety of factors. This paper discusses four factors relevant to successful implementation of CLIL. Firstly, we will look at questions of managing and supporting the...
11 December, 2012
Being able to plan well is one of the key skills that a teacher needs to have.  It involves being able to imagine what is going to happen in the classroom, and to make choices based on this...
9 November, 2012
Using stories and poems for language learning provides an opportunity to introduce students to a whole culture. 
3 November, 2011
When you are faced with planning whole lessons on your own for the first time it can seem like a daunting task.
19 October, 2011
In this article, Luke Meddings reflects on the constraints coursebooks can put on the learning experience in the classroom, and offers some suggestions on how we can overcome that.
26 September, 2011
This document, from 1983, offers a selection of project case studies and commentaries from various African contexts.
26 September, 2011
This book was produced following the Hornby workshop on language improvement for teachers in Senegal in 2009.
14 September, 2011
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 people if you are not used to doing so.
5 July, 2011
A feature that is common both to language teaching and to traditional folk and fairy tales is the repetition of phrases or ‘language chunks’. 
27 April, 2011
Writing, unlike speaking, is not an ability we acquire naturally, even in our first language - it has to be taught. Unless L2 learners are explicitly taught how to write in the new language, their...
5 January, 2011
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?