Tag Archives: Lesson planning

Homelingua “staff room” – Webinar #5

Thank you to the teachers who came to the fifth Bucksmore Homelingua webinar on Friday 23rd October, gathering teachers together from Rochdale to Rochester! We discussed a range of potential issues relating to home tuition and settled on four for … Read More»

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OUP 1-1 tips: a 3-part series

Do you teach adults? Do you teach one to one? Oxford University Press are presenting a 3-part series from this week (3/3/2015) specifically on the adult one-to-one teaching context. The first article relates to Business English. Click on the link … 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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Ideas for using course/resource books and internet activities

Published teaching materials whether in book form or on websites are a great help to English teachers but they can also result in dull, irrelevant lessons. Always ask yourself if published materials are fit for your particular teaching purpose.

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What is an effective teaching method?

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Talking with many teachers, listening to recorded lessons and reading about teachers’ experiences, I often find myself thinking about the best way to teach English and my own experiences as a language learner.

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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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English UK 2012 Teachers’ Conference #3: Chia Suan Chong on different teaching methodologies

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I recently went to the English UK 2012 Teachers’ Conference. I attended Chia Suan Chong’s session and she talked about different different teaching methodologies. Chia questioned whether trainers, course book writers and teachers have taken sufficient notice of developments in second … Read More»

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Elements of an advanced syllabus

Using the British Council’s ‘Core Inventory for General English’ we can list possible elements of a higher level syllabus (C1 and above) The Inventory covers provides an outline core syllabus based on popular coursebooks, teacher surveys and other sources. Below is … Read More»

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News from English UK Teachers’ Conference 2011 – Dogme ELT (do you do it already?)

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If you haven’t come across the term Dogme ELT, you may have heard of the dogme approach to film-making, started in 1995. This approach to film-making is about doing without expensive effects or technology. Within English language Teaching (ELT), a dogme … 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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