Last class with very young learners

In May 2014 we published a video of Winnie Pang during her first class with a group of very young learners. In this video, we meet Winnie and her class again at the end of the school year.

How to draw people and actions

Do you have problems drawing people and actions on the board for your students? In this video, Paul Millard from British Council Vietnam gives us some great drawing tips and shows us how to do this more effectively.

Error correction

Teacher talk - Error correction

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 learners notice their own mistakes and encourage self-correction. Throughout this video, they provide a number of useful activities that can be used to help students in this area.

Teacher talk - Building and retaining vocabulary

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 Simpson, Lizzie Pinard, Rachael Roberts and George Chilton give practical ideas on the ways we can help our learners build their range of vocabulary and more importantly find ways to retain it. Throughout this video, they provide a number of useful activities that can be used to help students in this area.

Teacher talk - Encouraging speaking

Teacher talk is a new series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching issues.

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 fun and useful activities that can be used to encourage them to speak more in English.

Teacher talk - Motivating students

Teacher talk is a new series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching issues.

In this video, the theme is student motivation. Watch David Petrie, Adam Simpson, Lizzie Pinard, Chia Suan Chong, Anthony Gaughan, David Dodgson and Rachael Roberts discuss areas such as establishing learning objectives, giving activities a meaningful purpose, students' inherent motivation, varying activities and giving students a choice.

First class with very young learners

In our latest tip, Winnie Pang demonstrates several activities that can be used with 5 year-old children who are in their first English class of the year. Winnie looks at establishing classroom routines, dealing with the issues that exist in first classes and also looks at successful ways to introduce phonics to this age group.

Humour in the classroom

Humour in the classroom

Our latest teaching tip looks at how using humour in the classroom can help with classroom management as well as create a warm atmosphere and help relax students.

Watch Dale demonstrating some simple techniques for introducing elements of humour with a likes and dislikes activity and discussing his ideas.

Game-based learning

Online game-based learning has risen in popularity recently, but there is still some debate about how effective it is as a learning tool. Our latest tip, with David Gatrell, explores this area and demonstrates how it can provide opportunities for language learning and motivation.

classroom management teaching tip

Classroom management

For most teachers of young learners, classroom management is a big issue. Our latest teaching tip with David Rixon looks more closely at this topic and offers practical advice on how best to manage classes of YL students.

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Teacher talk - Building and retaining vocabulary

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 Simpson, Lizzie Pinard, Rachael Roberts and George Chilton give practical ideas on the ways we can help our learners build their range of vocabulary and more importantly find ways to retain it. Throughout this video, they provide a number of useful activities that can be used to help students in this area.

Error correction

Teacher talk - Error correction

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 learners notice their own mistakes and encourage self-correction. Throughout this video, they provide a number of useful activities that can be used to help students in this area.

Humour in the classroom

Humour in the classroom

Our latest teaching tip looks at how using humour in the classroom can help with classroom management as well as create a warm atmosphere and help relax students.

Watch Dale demonstrating some simple techniques for introducing elements of humour with a likes and dislikes activity and discussing his ideas.

How to draw people and actions

Do you have problems drawing people and actions on the board for your students? In this video, Paul Millard from British Council Vietnam gives us some great drawing tips and shows us how to do this more effectively.

How to draw cats, dogs and birds

Do you teach young learners? Do you have to draw cats, dogs or birds on the board? Paul Millard from the British Council in Vietnam shows you how to draw them quickly and easily in this video tip.

First class with very young learners

In our latest tip, Winnie Pang demonstrates several activities that can be used with 5 year-old children who are in their first English class of the year. Winnie looks at establishing classroom routines, dealing with the issues that exist in first classes and also looks at successful ways to introduce phonics to this age group.

Focusing on language

This is the latest in our series of video tips. How do you teach language to teenagers? There are lots of different ways - here are some suggestions from us.

Assessment

Our latest tip looks at several of the important issues surrounding testing and assessment. Listen to Clare and Alister discuss their ideas and opinions about how best to assess learners of English. After watching the video, why not give your opinion in the comments box below, or write a blogpost on the site?

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Assessment

Our latest tip looks at several of the important issues surrounding testing and assessment. Listen to Clare and Alister discuss their ideas and opinions about how best to assess learners of English. After watching the video, why not give your opinion in the comments box below, or write a blogpost on the site?

Being a teacher

The latest in our series of video tips is about being a teacher. What's important to you as a teacher? How do your students see you?

classroom management teaching tip

Classroom management

For most teachers of young learners, classroom management is a big issue. Our latest teaching tip with David Rixon looks more closely at this topic and offers practical advice on how best to manage classes of YL students.

Critical thinking

Our latest tip looks at ‘Critical thinking’. Watch Alister using the map of the world with his young learner class to encourage greater critical thinking in language learning.

Energising classes

Do you have days when your learners seem tired or lacking in energy? How do you re-energise them?

First class with very young learners

In our latest tip, Winnie Pang demonstrates several activities that can be used with 5 year-old children who are in their first English class of the year. Winnie looks at establishing classroom routines, dealing with the issues that exist in first classes and also looks at successful ways to introduce phonics to this age group.

Flashcards

How do you use flashcards in your class? Watch Vikki, and then let us know how you use them by leaving a comment below. Remember to check out our flashcard maker too!

Focusing on language

This is the latest in our series of video tips. How do you teach language to teenagers? There are lots of different ways - here are some suggestions from us.

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MariaKazakova's picture MariaKazakova

Although I found these tips really useful, I would really appreciate any comments on the ways of...
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JJ56's picture JJ56

Thank you for the video tips some were really useful.
However, as a SEND professional a...
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katefrost's picture katefrost

This looks great, so engaging. After all learning through song is a major way of teaching MFL,...
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