Tag Archives: Syllabus

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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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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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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Young Learner (8-11) vocabulary plus

Primary school age young learners can vary from near beginners to intermediate or above. Below is an outline vocabulary checklist for lower level young learners. Young learners with very little English will often start their learning of English with a ‘syllabus’ similar to … Read More»

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When to teach what (core syllabus)?

The British Council has just published some guidance on what should be taught at different levels for General English. This is very helpful when producing your own syllabus/lesson planning. In a classroom environment, most teachers often rely on a course book … Read More»

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Teaching false beginner and elementary students

How do you teach students with very limited English? Learning English can be very daunting for very low-level students. They often lack confidence and are not sure how to go about organising their learning. This means that teaching very low-level … Read More»

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