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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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20 Jan 2014

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

17 Jan 2014

I first used this activity with a class of teenagers in Italy.

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...

25 Apr 2010

The word ‘materials’ in education does not solely refer to a coursebook.