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Why should I write a plan? The best option is always to be prepared. Once you have prepared your lesson...

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In this article, experienced writers Katherine Bilsborough and Cheryl Palin discuss their strategies...

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On the British Council’s site for young learners - LearnEnglish Kids -...

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When I first started teaching, the schools I worked in had ‘a’ computer that a few classes shared. Here are a few tips for activities...

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

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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...

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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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LearnEnglish Kids is the British Council’s website for children aged 5-12...

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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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Children all over the world love listening to songs and most of them love singing too! Using songs to introduce language and revise...

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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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In any English class it's important to vary the activity type to maintain interest. You will always be dealing with different types of...

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

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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...

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Flash cards are a simple, versatile, yet often underexploited resource. I would like to offer some reasons for using flash cards and a...

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This is the second part of a two-part article where Theresa Zanatta shows us how parents can be encouraged to create opportunities for...

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This is the first part of a two-part article where Theresa Zanatta shows us how parents can be encouraged to create opportunities for...

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This second article concentrates on classroom activities. The way the video is used and the materials prepared for use with the video...

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This first article will give an introduction to some of the issues surrounding video with young learners. It will discuss the benefits...

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...