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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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Academic English for Young Learners

Depending on their age, some young learners may be planning to attend boarding school or college.

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Teaching higher-level young learners (over 20 suggestions)

Some young learners already have quite a good level of English (upper intermediate plus). They are sometimes very well travelled and often go to international schools where some subjects are taught in English. Here are over 20 suggestions about how to … Read More»

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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 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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Exam preparation: exam info and tips

Find info about popular exams and tips for exam courses. Apart from preparing for exams designed in their own country, students sometimes plan to take internationally recognised exams, either for university entry, career advancement or personal ambition. Most students will be … Read More»

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How to use authentic materials

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Find out below about using video, newspapers etc when teaching English. What are they? Authentic materials include newspapers, magazines, brochures, radio news, TV programmes, novels, maps, advertisements, timetables, catalogues, menus, films and internet pages, internet video (eg YouTube) etc that … Read More»

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Using simplified readers

Students not quite ready for Shakespeare? What are they? Graded readers are simplified novels or non-fiction books that come in a range of levels. They include classics, films, biographies, history, drama, romance, comedy and crime. They are specially designed for … Read More»

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Teaching advanced students

No need to be afraid… Types of advanced student Your student could be an English teachers in their own country, a student of English literature or linguistics or a person who has attended international schools from a young age. Many … Read More»

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