In this section, you will find a number of articles, which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Using inclusive practices'. From primary-aged students to adult learners of English, the articles 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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Recently I had the privilege to spend a day with the brilliant teachers and wonderful pupils at the St Christopher Academy Trust...

A Personality Orientated Approach to EFL Teaching - methodology article

In the language classroom we often ask students to talk about or refer to their personal situation and experiences. This is seemingly...


According to the Global Slavery Index 2018, over 40 million people are enslaved today, and of those, ten million are 17 years old or...

Art in the classroom - resources article

As the saying goes, ‘Art is all around us’. In its many forms it presents fantastic opportunities for discussion, focused language work...

Creating a class play - literature article

In this article a teacher reflects on his experiences of creating plays and using them to help motivate students to develop their...

Culture - the fifth language skill - culture article - guest writers

This is the first in a series of articles by our third Guest Contributor Barry Tomalin.


How can I teach English to a learner who seems not to listen properly?


Language learning for life as responsible citizens of the international community must include cultural awareness.


Assessment is a crucial part of learning. It can be difficult to know how to identify learners with special educational needs (SENs) in...

Listening to body language - listening article

Body language plays a key role, especially at the subconscious level, in communication and an awareness of it and how it can vary from...

Making culture happen in the English language classroom - culture article - guest writers

This is the second in a series of articles by our Guest Contributor Barry Tomalin.

NLP in our classes - methodology article

Every teacher – actually everybody – uses NLP. They use it knowingly or unknowingly! Maybe some would think that NLP is not useful and...

Non-verbal communication - methodology article

Non-verbal communication (body language, paralinguistics) has been a focus of attention for some time in areas such as the refinement of...


‘How can I teach English to a learner who has difficulty speaking and understanding their own language?’


Many of us work with groups of students from more than one cultural background while others teach largely mono-cultural groups of...


For the purpose of this article 'inquiry' will be taken to mean 'a language act in which one attempts to elicit another's help in going...


This article is about teaching English to children who may have learning difficulties or other additional educational needs.


Throughout the years that I taught English to the blind I had to answer many questions asked by people who had no experience dealing...


In this article, Marie Delaney explores some of the myths surrounding teaching students with Special Educational Needs (SENs) and offers...


This is the first part of a two-part article where Theresa Zanatta shows us how parents can be encouraged to create opportunities for...