If you’ve ever done an activity in which students had to discuss something, you’ve probably come across an issue or two. Maybe they didn’t want… Read More »8 rules for a good discussion activity.
Teaching isn’t only about running lessons, we all know this. A lot goes on behind the scenes: preparing materials, planning lessons, preparing games, revision activities,… Read More »Student DIY – get your students to do some of the work for you.
We teach our students to make presentations, to answer discussion questions, to describe pictures, but sometimes we forget to practise asking questions. And it’s an essential… Read More »Teach your students to ask good questions.
Before you whip out those worksheets and start ticking off the items on your lesson plan, take a minute to check how your students are… Read More »How to build rapport with your students.
Role plays are a perfect way to practise functional language and communication skills. However, not all students like them. Some can role play for hours… Read More »A scaffolding technique for EFL role-playing activities.
Summer courses are very short and usually pretty intensive. It’s a good idea to have everything planned in advance. Here’s a checklist of things that… Read More »A checklist for summer English courses.