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20 Jan 2014

This is an activity which works at pretty much any level from Pre-Intermediate upwards.

18 Jan 2014

This is my first blog post on the British Council Teaching English webpage.

17 Jan 2014

Teenagers are often described as an unwelcome bunch of learners that pose multiple difficulties to teachers.

17 Jan 2014

Apart from a few favourite warmers, fillers and coolers, if there’s one activity which I’ve used again and again since I started...

16 Jan 2014

This blog looks at using a 'three-two-one' speaking activity for all levels.

16 Jan 2014

For me, the best classroom activities are usually the most simple, requiring little or no preparation time and few or no materials.

14 Jan 2014

Language reporter is a way to organise almost any speaking activity that can be done in pairs and small groups, regardless of the topic...

13 Jan 2014

My favourite activity is the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine from the Visible Thinking Programme (Harvard University-Project Zero)....

10 Jan 2014

When adults talk about adolescents, it seems at times that they mean some species that are totally different from human beings.

  • This is an activity which works at pretty much any level from Pre-Intermediate upwards. It works with classes you know well, and with classes you’ve only just met. In fact, I often use it if I have to do a last minute cover with no time to prepare...
  • Thank you BCTE for allowing me to post! :-)Without any further ado, on to the question - one of four topics on offer for January 2014 - of How does blogging help you to be a better teacher?. Here are some of the words that popped into my mind on...
  • Teenagers are often described as an unwelcome bunch of learners that pose multiple difficulties to teachers. And it may be true as it is for any age group when you do not know how to deal with them. I have been teaching teenagers for the past 20...
  • In 2009, when I moved to Switzerland, I did not even know what a blog was. I had heard it floating in the air in discussions, but something negative in my life then helped me discover blogs for what they were. To cut a long story short, the position...
  • Apart from a few favourite warmers, fillers and coolers, if there’s one activity which I’ve used again and again since I started teaching, it’s Map of Spain (or Map of insert the name of the country where you work. With multilingual classes, you...
  • Using a "Three-Two-One" Speaking Activity
  • A simple IdeaFor me, the best classroom activities are usually the most simple, requiring little or no preparation time and few or no materials. They are activities that can be adapted to use effectively with groups of different sizes, levels or...
  • Language reporter is a way to organise almost any speaking activity that can be done in pairs and small groups, regardless of the topic, but with some quality time to spend on feedback, which is the most important part of it. To do this you will...
  • My favourite activity is the See-Think-Wonder thinking routine from the Visible Thinking Programme (Harvard University-Project Zero).Thinking because it promotes students’ critical thinking skills and dispositionsRoutine because of the systematic,...
  • When adults talk about adolescents, it seems at times that they mean some species that are totally different from human beings. Let us look at a few factors which may come in useful in dealing with teenagers.High school pupils may look quite grown...