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Making Grammar Engaging for YLs

Monday, October 26, 2020

Making Grammar Engaging for YLs

Grammar, when it appears in a coursebook, can sometimes be presented in a somewhat dry and uninspiring manner. It therefore often falls to the teacher to make the grammar lesson engaging for the learners....

The Ever-Changing Classroom: Planning for Every Eventuality

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Ever-Changing Classroom: Planning for Every Eventuality

As we mentioned in our previous blog post, the current pandemic has altered the way we deliver our classes forever and we predict that things are never going to go back to the way they were. But has this...

Challenges and Benefits of Being Back in the Classroom

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Challenges and Benefits of Being Back in the Classroom

After what seems like a lifetime out of the classroom, we are finally back in and have to adapt to teaching with new restrictions in place. Online teaching was eye-opening for us all and has given us teaching...

What We’ve Learnt from Online Teaching

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

What We’ve Learnt from Online Teaching

If you had done a survey a few months ago amongst English teachers about whether they had heard of an online meeting platform called Zoom, I’m certain that you would have got very few people saying...

Practising Pronunciation

Monday, October 28, 2019

Practising Pronunciation

On the 22nd September 2019, I was lucky enough to be able to give the plenary talk in Bilbao for the British Council’s annual Teaching for Success conference. For this event, I thought...

Setting Class Routines for YLs

Monday, October 28, 2019

Setting Class Routines for YLs

A routine is a set of tasks or procedures which are regularly implemented in class to promote positive behaviour and good classroom management. If done consistently in classes of Young Learners, a good...

Preparing Students for Exam Season

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Preparing Students for Exam Season

It’s getting to that time of year again when many of our learners are getting ready to take their English exams. This is when they find themselves under a great deal of pressure to succeed and many...

Top 10 Things you Learn on a CELTA Course

Friday, April 12, 2019

Top 10 Things you Learn on a CELTA Course

As I am sure most of you are aware, when you study on a CELTA course, you learn how to teach English. But what does that actually involve and what other skills do you learn on the CELTA course. The answer...

Highlights- Conferences March 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Highlights- Conferences March 2019

March is always a super exciting month for us as not only do we have the opportunity to travel to different cities in Spain for the annual TESOLSpain conference, but we also get to host everyone on home...

To CELTA and Beyond!

Friday, April 12, 2019

To CELTA and Beyond!

We have already extolled the virtues of the CELTA course and what skills you take away from this internationally recognised teaching qualification. So, you get the qualification and you start your teaching...

To Translate or Not to Translate: That is the Question

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

To Translate or Not to Translate: That is the Question

‘Teacher, he’s molesting me!’ Imagine my reaction when, as a newly qualified English teacher in Spain with very little knowledge of Spanish, I was confronted by this comment from a 10-year-old...

Top 10 Classroom Management for YLs

Monday, February 4, 2019

Top 10 Classroom Management for YLs

Young Learners can be both the highest highs and the lowest lows of your day; all depending on your mood, their mood, what they/you had for lunch, the weather, the list of possible variables is endless....

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