Other than breaking the ice, first lessons are very often used to talk with the students about the course rules, requirements and expectations both students and we might have regarding the classes. If your courses are only beginning now (like mine!) these three ideas might help you talk about rules and expectations in a more rewarding and language-rich way than simply distributing a handout.
Here is an activity I tried a couple of times with my teenage students. I decided to combine the test-teach-test approach with a fairly new feature of Quizlet which is Quizlet live. My students played a vital role in shaping this activity and so did my friend, Łukasz Knap who helped work out the technical kinks.
This speaking activity is perfect for bigger groups and serves as both speaking practice and revision. The version below was designed with C1 students in mind but you can adapt it to any level and topic.
What activities can we use in order to help our students revise and consolidate their knowledge of various phrasal verbs? Keep reading to discover my 5 activity ideas.
What’re the most valuable lessons I’ve learnt so far about materials writing and how do they inform the way I craft my lessons? If you’re interested in writing your own materials, keep reading to find out.
Let me share with you my favourite Christmas videos and some ideas how to use them in the classroom. I prepared these for my teenage and adult students, levels B1 – C1.
It has been a week since my amazing experience working for English Country Schools finished and I now have some time to look back and think about the things I learned. You will find this post interesting if you have recently come back from a summer camp yourself or you are considering applying for a job next summer.
While for some of us teachers July and August might mean going on holidays and relaxing after a busy year, for me the summer of 2017 presents a great professional challenge. This year, for the first time ever, I’ll be working as an English teacher at a summer boarding course in the UK. It’s summer school time and here are 5 reasons why I am really looking forward to doing this job. Continue Reading …
In this post, I would like to share some ideas how to help students stay in touch with English over the summer break. Continue Reading …
In this post, I am sharing my 10 favourite YouTube channels where I look for videos to use in my lessons or to recommend to my students. The channels listed below are suitable for teenage and adult learners, levels intermediate and higher. Continue Reading …