In this section, you will find a number of blog posts, which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Promoting 21st century skills'. From primary-aged students to adult learners of English, the blog posts you will find here are practical, insightful and full of ideas to support your teaching and planning for all kinds of classrooms.

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A celebration of languages

‘Language is a roadmap of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going’ RitaMae Brown (American writer)

Global Issues

I believe by now we are all feeling the global frustration; it's like a cloud in the atmoshere. When will we go back to normal is perhaps the most difficult issue we have to face. Read this post by Nina Koptyug.

Global Issues in ELT Class

Our world is affected by many global issues and that brings the need to apply various topics such as wildlife protection, human rights, and global public health to our ELT classes. 

Projects: Setting students up for success

Projects are a great way to develop language and other essential skills, however we need to give students a bit more than an "Off we go..." to ensure quality learning is taking place.

Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)

One has to keep in mind that skills such as Creativity and Imagination, Collaboration, Critical thinking, Citizenship, Student Leadership and Digital Literacies cannot be taught or learnt in isolation.

Research and insight

Browse fascinating case studies, research papers, publications and books by researchers and ELT experts from around the world.

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