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Keeping students' attention and stopping them from getting distracted is a big challenge.

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Although Assessment for learning, or AfL, is nothing new to mainstream education in the UK, in the world of ELT it remains a less...

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Although you will often see twenty-first century skills and digital literacy referred to as one and the same thing in much of the...

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When I grew up and went to school in the seventies and eighties, discussions of literacy and numeracy were limited to what we used to...

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Learners are much better at giving each other accurate and sensitive feedback than we suspect, and this activity gives them the...

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This article describes a training event for CLIL teachers in Salzburg Austria, in November 2015 with a focus on CLIL cooperation between...

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Successful CLIL depends on a variety of factors. This paper discusses four factors relevant to successful implementation of CLIL....

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Recently I had the privilege to spend a day with the brilliant teachers and wonderful pupils at the St Christopher Academy Trust...

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Progress tests, end-of-term exams, end-of-year exams and official exams to name a few. Most educational systems around the globe require...

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Say the word ‘grammar’ to teenagers and you might be met by yawns or icy stares. But don’t be daunted – the experience can be positive,...

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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...

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Assistants are not usually expected to carry out formal assessment of their learners with tests or marking. However, students need...

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When you are faced with planning whole lessons on your own for the first time it can seem like a daunting task.

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

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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...

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If you've not worked in CLIL before, this article will give you a point to start from, in terms of both learners and materials....

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One of the main dilemmas for teachers giving conversation groups is error correction. It’s always tricky to know when and if to correct...

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Good classroom management skills are essential to the smooth and efficient running of any classroom.

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When your students are on-task and engaged in a speaking activity where are you and what are you doing?

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Keeping your students motivated to learn is one of the biggest challenges any teacher faces.

Conducting Feedback on Exercises and Tasks - methodology article
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The term feedback can apply to a number of classroom situations and procedures, but here it refers to a range of techniques employed by...

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No matter how interesting and well prepared our lesson may be, it can be ruined by a confrontation with students.

On being resourceful... - speaking article - guest writers
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This is the first of two articles by Gavin Dudeney for TeachingEnglish, during his month on the site as Guest Writer.

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