Tag Archives: Activities

Webinar – Pronunciation – 2016 January

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Thank you! Firstly, thank you to those home tutors who attended this first webinar of 2016. We talked a little about ‘keeping your Teacher Profile alive’, namely adding the five excursions to your profile page. If you haven’t done that yet … Read More»

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Cambridge webinar GenZ – 28th April 2015

Engaging ‘Generation Z’ Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3PM BST – 4PM BST Digital media are a major part of everyday life for Generation Z. In fact, it has been from the day they were born. Engaging the youth in activities … Read More»

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Top tips for becoming a great home tuition English teacher

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Teaching English in your own home is all about people and sharing information. To be successful at one-to-one English teaching you have to be able to bring your experience, knowledge and personality to the lessons.  Your student will be staying … Read More»

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How to do a needs analysis with a 1-1 student

Why do a needs analysis? In the niche market of one to one tuition, students have the wonderful opportunity to pursue what matters to them personally while teachers have the stimulating challenge of flexibly tailoring each course to a subtly … Read More»

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30 tips for teaching 1-1

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Most TEFL/TESOL courses and materials are designed with group teaching in mind. This means you may well need to adapt how you teach and materials for a 1-1 or 2-1 setting.

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Choosing a graded reader: afternoon ‘test’?

Graded readers can be an enjoyable way for learners to improve their English. Levels range from beginner to upper intermediate (B2). Oxford University Press provide a ‘test’ to help learners choose the right level. Of course what an appropriate level … Read More»

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Teaching a 3-week General English adult course

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Ideas for a 3-week course including detailed content of 1st week. Courses of 3 weeks and longer require rather more planning than shorter courses. These are some teaching ideas for a 3-week course. For a 20-hour teaching week you will … Read More»

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Teaching European teenagers

Practical tips Teaching teenagers has much in common with teaching adults but obviously allowance needs to be made for their age, level of maturity, understanding, shyness, confidence etc. The following tips will need to be adapted for your own teaching … Read More»

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Planning an English plus Culture course for the first time

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A few tips to help you plan for this course. English plus Culture courses, popular with Japanese and more mature European students, generally place a greater emphasis on activities and less on academic learning but some students will still expect intensive English … Read More»

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Excursions and activities

It’s difficult to say precisely when an activity becomes an excursion or exactly how excursions or activities help develop a student’s English. However most teachers realise how important they are as part of an English course. Here I am looking at … Read More»

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