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31 Aug 2011

Learning a language does not just mean saying something new. It helps to also practise saying words and sounds.

11 May 2011

This teaching tips looks at how to adapt materials for different age groups.

30 Mar 2011

Whether you're starting with a new class or just changing direction a little the decision of how to structure a course without a...

Video for the English classroom - speaking article - guest writers
03 Nov 2010

Exactly five years ago this month, the video-sharing site YouTube was officially launched to the public. Since then, the site and others...

10 Sep 2010

Poetry is a great tool to use with your learners as it helps practise not only listening, speaking, reading and writing skills all...

09 Aug 2010

The first time I saw Cuisenaire rods being used in the language classroom I had no idea how much fun they could be.

16 Jun 2010

Have you ever noticed children listening to a story so attentively that the classroom is completely quiet? Or have you ever noticed...

02 Jun 2010

'I like doing homework!' 'We get too much homework.' 'Homework is really boring.' 'The teacher doesn’t always check my homework.' What...

19 May 2010

Film and video are very effective ways of both motivating our students and helping them to understand language, but they do need to be...

05 May 2010

In this article you will find tips and ideas for using and extending craft activities in the classroom.

31 Mar 2010

Music can be used in so many different ways in language teaching. These days I am especially interested in facilitating students'...

17 Feb 2010

Homework seems to be an accepted part of teachers’ and students’ routines, but there is little mention of it in ELT literature.

17 Feb 2010

Storybooks are a good way to approach topics and introduce vocabulary with young learners. I’ve detailed a few general tips to consider...

01 Feb 2010

In this comprehensive series of newsletters available to download, Opal Dunn introduced readers to real books to use in the classroom...

Using news articles - reading article
08 Jan 2010

Topical news stories are a great source of teaching material. This article presents different ways to exploit news reports in the...

04 Dec 2009

LearnEnglish Kids is the British Council’s website for children aged 5-12 who are learning English as a second or foreign language. Find...

25 Nov 2009

Homework is fundamental for learners to make effective progress. Learning a language takes time and time is something we don’t always...

31 Aug 2009

The Magic Pencil exhibition and website celebrated children's book illustration and brought together the work of 13 illustrators who...

02 Apr 2009

Children all over the world love listening to songs and most of them love singing too! Using songs to introduce language and revise...

11 Mar 2009

Fairy tales provide a wealth of possibilities for teaching English topics. Each fairy tale has its own magical setting and is split into...

Building a lesson around a sitcom - culture article
28 Jan 2009

Like any piece of authentic material the possibilities for using a sitcom in the classroom are boundless.

14 Jan 2009

In any English class it's important to vary the activity type to maintain interest. You will always be dealing with different types of...

Working with minimal resources - teacher training in Mongolia - resources article
16 Dec 2008

Teaching with minimal resources can seem a daunting prospect for those of us lucky enough to work with coursebooks, photocopiers, audio...

02 Apr 2008

There are many activities which you can use with your learners to exploit songs in the classroom. They can be used with specific...

Speaking aids - speaking article
16 Jan 2008

How would your Christmas feel without a Christmas tree or your birthday without a cake? How romantic would your romantic dinner be...

Shakespeare for teens - resources article
30 Oct 2007

Shakespeare is without a doubt the most famous British poet and playwright that has ever lived. However, his work is often avoided by...

Using drama texts in the classroom - literature article
01 Mar 2007

In this article, I try to define what I mean by language learning through drama/theatre texts, outline some of the benefits it can bring...

16 Feb 2006

Using arts and crafts in the classroom can be an excellent way to facilitate language learning with young learners. 

Picture stories in the communicative classroom - resources article
10 Feb 2006

Pictures are all around us everyday, in the street, at work, at home and even in our leisure time, so why not in the classroom as well...

09 Nov 2005

In this article I would like to highlight the value of using story books in a Young Learner classroom. I will look at its strengths and...

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