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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...

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Do you have problems drawing people and actions on the board for your students? In this video, Paul Millard from British Council Vietnam...

Error correction
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In this video, the theme is ways of correcting mistakes. Rachael Roberts, David Petrie, Sylvia Guinan, Lizzie Pinard and David Dodgson...

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

In...

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The theme of this video is encouraging speaking. Adam Simpson, Lizzie Pinard, Rachael Roberts and George Chilton look at why some...

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

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In this video, Winnie Pang demonstrates several activities that can be used with 5 year-old children who are in their first English...

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

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Online game-based learning has risen in popularity recently, but there is still some debate about how effective it is as a learning tool...

classroom management teaching tip
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For most teachers of young learners, classroom management is a big issue. Our latest teaching tip with David Rixon looks more closely at...

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Our latest tip looks at several of the important issues surrounding testing and assessment. Listen to Clare and Alister discuss their...

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

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Do you teach young learners? Do you have to draw cats, dogs or birds on the board? 

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Do you teach young learners? Do you often have to draw animals on the board? In this video, Paul Millard from the British Council in...

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Do you use songs in your lessons? How? Watch how Seema uses them and then share your ideas below!

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If you have the right facilities in your classroom, powerpoint can be a very useful addition to your teaching toolkit.

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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...

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Teachers often disagree on whether or not to use the phonemic chart in their lessons. Watch Peter and Clare argue for and against, then...

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

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Whatever type of text you ask your students to produce, peer correction can be a very useful part of the process.

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What is mobile learning, or m-learning?

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How do you teach English pronunciation? One area often problematic for learners is stress timing. Watch Rachael below, using chants and...

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What kind of warmers do you use with your students?

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Do you think about colours, fonts and grouping when you use a board or prepare a presentation?

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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?

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How do you teach language to teenagers? There are lots of different ways - here are some suggestions from us.

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What do you think is important when you tell a story to young learners?

  • In this video, Winnie talks about how far the students have come in their development and we see how their language skills and confidence have improved over the course of the year. There are also interviews with the parents of the children, talking...
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  • What activities do you use to help your students notice their mistakes? Why not write some of your favourite activities below in the comments.Teacher talk is a series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about...
  • What activities do you use to help your students build and retain vocabulary? Why not write some of your favourite activities below in the comments.
  • What activities do you use to help your students feel more confident using spoken English in class? Why not write your favourite speaking activities below in the comments.
  • 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,...
  • 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.
  •  Paul Millard from the British Council in Vietnam shows you how to draw them quickly and easily in this video tip.   
  • If you're interested in some of the techniques mentioned here, there's another video that explains how to create the 'word bank': http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/rob-lewis/powerpoint-teachers-part-2  
  • If you like the song at the end, have a look at LearnEnglish Kids.
  • Do you use the phonemic chart with your students? Why? Why not?Have a look at the TeachingEnglish phonemic chart.
  • Watch Dale's tips and let us know your ideas below!
  • Watch Clare talk about one method she uses with an OHP (overhead projector) and OHT sheets (overhead transparencies). What do you think? Do you get your students to peer correct and edit? Leave a comment below!For ideas on the process writing...
  • Watch Andy's ideas and leave your suggestions for warmers below.
  • Watch and listen to Tony's ideas and leave your comments below.
  • See what Christine and her students say and leave your comments below.
  • Watch the video of our six tips then if you have more ideas to share, leave them below.
  • Watch the video of our six tips then if you have more tips to share, leave them below. 
  • Watch Chris talk about how he uses mobile devices in class, then leave a comment below if you have similar ideas.Related resources:Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers - Publication to aid teacher-thinking when...
  • Do you have any ideas to add? Leave a comment below!