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 'Understanding learners'. From primary-aged students to retired learners, 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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Promoting a Supportive Learning Community among Student English Teachers

We approach the start of the upcoming academic year with renewed uncertainty: Will we be able to study face-to-face or will studies continue through distance learning, despite the optimism we enjoyed just a few months ago when it seemed that Covid-19 was under control? One prominent thought in my mind when anticipating what will be, concerns a supportive learning community.

Getting Past the B2 Plateau

‘Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it’ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Teenager challenges

Just over a year ago, I asked my friends on Facebook for some advice. I had a new job, and I needed some guidance.

The Misfits- A class to remember

When I first started teaching I was under the fairy-tale like impression that if I did my best I would magically make all my students love English and couldn't imagine why anyone would start learning this fascinating language without wanting to.

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