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Three new articles and some new flashcards just up: Articles Teaching A and An Classroom practice of A and An Physical games to practice A and An (including a new – to me at least - variation on the old classic … Continue reading ?
I did these with plastic animals, but you could do similar things with plastic cutlery, body parts, classroom objects, etc etc. How many doing what where? With the rest of the class’s eyes closed, one student or the teacher hits … Continue reading ?
Index pages for 7 textbooks and 23 language points, including worksheets, flashcards, stories, songs and online games: Young learner games, worksheets, songs, stories and flashcards pages
This was briefly my chosen specialist subject, so it’s quite a big and mixed page, including: - Flashcards - Classroom worksheets - Teacher training worksheets - Lists of useful language for classroom objects, verbs you can do with them, and … Continue reading ?
General articles on getting published in ELT 30 ways to get ahead in ELT publishing Getting published in TEFL – why, what, where and how Getting writing work from publishers Articles on writing ELT articles How to write and publish … Continue reading ?
A guest post by newish TEFL blogger and TEFL.net reviews volunteer Jo Cummins: “About two years ago, when pregnant with my son, I gave up my teaching job and moved countries and haven’t (for reasons to lengthy to get into) … Continue reading ?
These books are the American English versions of Pearson’s English Adventure and follow a fairly standard syllabus of colours, numbers, toys, clothes, basic adjectives etc, so hopefully useable for all kinds of other courses too. Arranged here by how generally useful … Continue reading ?
I’ve taught plenty of students whose progress stopped years ago but still insist on the same “method” of chatting on random topics in class, and few if any where it was the best possible way of improving their English in … Continue reading ?
Another one of those things that are so simple that it’s difficult to believe I’d never come across them or come up with them before. Simply design discussion questions to also be used after to brainstorm specific vocabulary. For example, … Continue reading ?
A good candidate for the first new TEFLtastic classic of 2013. In my endless quest to get students using higher level, I invented this simple but popular game and have adapted it for three language points so far. Students match … Continue reading ?
How I plan lessons: 1. Look at the next thing in the textbook and think “That’s shit. What were they thinking publishing that? And what the hell I am supposed to do with it?” 2. Get a cup of tea … Continue reading ?
Mistakes in EFL textbooks like wrong answer keys and typos are nothing new, though I’d swear they are becoming more common. There has also been a totally new (for me?) variation in the last couple of years: - I’m reading … Continue reading ?
As usual, after a long wait now much better than they were back on TEFL.net. Mainly for New Cutting Edge Intermediate, but also Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Upper and Advanced: Cutting Edge games/ worksheets pages
They are usually expensive, have naff pictures and allow no flexibility about whether you have the words on the front or rear or not, but this is about something less obvious. It took me years to notice this, but students … Continue reading ?
A version of this has existed for years in the teachers’ room – ideas in books with good indexes and photocopiable pages get over-used while others are ignored. In the same way, things which are easy to find in books … Continue reading ?
Five articles and 21 worksheets for past tenses, present tenses, future tenses, conditionals, prepositions, modals, reported speech, countable and uncountable, infinitive of purpose, feelings vocabulary, false friends, fluency practice, reference expressions, and personality words. EFL video games/ worksheets Including some … Continue reading ?
This is a kind of like a communicative version of the board game “snakes and ladders”, and quite possibly the best way of getting students to practise the same language over and over without getting bored. Students ask each other … Continue reading ?
Two new articles, also perfect “have got”, should that not be on your list of British English which is not worth teaching. How to teach have/ have got Games for have/ have got Also an article on have/ have got … Continue reading ?
Please let me know if anything below is missing, in the wrong section or in the wrong order (the sections or entries in each section) - because I’m sure all of those three things are true. Places to publish (in approximate … Continue reading ?
Drawing up the index page for Everybody Up 4 reminded me that I’ve published quite a lot of Simple Past recently, all suitable for both young learners and adults: How to teach Past Simple Guess the past time game (with … Continue reading ?