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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 'Planning lessons and courses'. 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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11 Sep 2021

“Here is the coursebook. Open it to unit 1. Read the title”

Can there be a more discouraging start to a new class? I, unwisely,...

30 Aug 2021

September is upon us, and we are all gearing up for the new classes, new courses. With the pandemic still very much on, none of us know...

24 Aug 2021

UDL is a way of understanding Education.

13 Aug 2021

Have you ever prepared a joke to share with your students and expected them to burst into laughter, but ended up merely hearing crickets...

30 Jul 2021

Listening and hearing are two different skills. People may listen but not hear and they may hear but not really listen. This refers not...

22 Jun 2021

Engaging young learners seems to be a neverending topic and we are always in a constant search for effective activities that will...

06 Jun 2021

There are many time tested techniques to help students expand their vocabulary trove. Some of them are – learn 5 new words every day and...

01 Jun 2021

Nothing makes us happier than seeing our students improve their language skills.

26 May 2021

In our daily lives, we come across a wide range of texts for reading such as some stories, academic or newspaper articles, reports,...

24 May 2021

With remote teaching maximising speaking opportunities can be particularly difficult where the sessions are more teacher led and teacher...

13 May 2021

Speak and the world is full of singing :)

26 Apr 2021

Teachers are the people who are largely responsible for shaping the young minds, and thus for the future of their students.

20 Apr 2021

Vocabulary plays an important role in being able to communicate. And after you begin to learn a foreign language, communicating is the...

21 Mar 2021

Teaching and Learning principles remain the same, whether it is online or in-person; however, remote teaching requires extra skills such...

12 Mar 2021

Warm-ups are important for teachers and students alike!

01 Mar 2021

It's spring! Though there is a snow blizzard outside and the temperature is -10C, spring brings in new hope!

19 Feb 2021

Teaching online is completely different from teaching face to face, isn't it? Let's find out!

13 Feb 2021

When writing lesson plans, we need to consider a lot of things such as objectives, needs of our students and materials. Read YesimKilic'...

07 Feb 2021

Three, no prep ideas for filling in those last few minutes usefully – or for starting off a class in an upbeat way.

28 Jan 2021

The pandemic has certainly flipped our Education system, with some innovative privileges; but also with lots of uncertainties and...

27 Jan 2021
Every teacher needs some new ideas to make their lessons more enjoyable and particularly on these days when it is becoming more difficult...
25 Jan 2021

I like to call them 5 minute activities -  they are small, fast, interesting and exciting to get your students’ attention and focus...

25 Jan 2021

At -40C, schools are closed here in Siberia, but teachers work regardless, both at school and online.

06 Dec 2020

Face-to-face, remote or hybrid teaching are a widely discussed topic at present. The operative word for me is TEACHING.

24 Apr 2020

Nobody would believe that we would be asked to deliver online classes within 24 hours without any guidance and training. Actually it...

23 Nov 2019

When you prepare a lesson at home, everything seems wonderful, but then you enter your classroom it can be a different story.

21 Oct 2019

It is always a good idea to go beyond a grammar practice book and appeal to a learner’s individual experience

03 Aug 2019

I often tell my students that last lessons should be like first lessons as the beginning and end of year represent for me the two sides...

03 Aug 2019

I often tell my students that last lessons should be like first lessons as the beginning and end of year represent for me the two sides...

13 Jun 2019

We need to break down some misconceptions about language learning that some students have from the very start