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  • Methodology: task-based learning

    Author: Scott Thornbury Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article discussing task-based learning consciousness-raising activities.

  • Methodology: the grammar translation method

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    A discussion on the use of the grammar translation method in English teaching.

  • Methodology: using dictation in English language teaching

    Author: Tim Bowen Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material, Teaching notes

    An article discussing the role of dictation in English language teaching.

  • Methodology: absolute beginners

    Author: Scott Thornbury Level: Starter/beginner Type: Reference material

    An article offering suggestions and advice on teaching absolute beginners.

  • Methodology: surviving classroom observations

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Advice on how to survive classroom observations.

  • Methodology: teaching pronunciation: l and r

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Advice an suggestions of how to help students overcome the confusion between L and R.

  • Methodology: using comic strips in class

    Author: Tim Bowen Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Practical suggestions of how to use comic strips in class.

  • Methodology: Teaching with video

    Author: Jamie Keddie Type: Article

    Have you had some interesting experiences when attempting to integrate video into your lessons? Jamie Keddie answers a question on how to get the most out of film-related resources.

  • Methodology: Project work

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: Article

    Are you teaching in a summer school this year? Lindsay Clandfield answers a question about the challenges of setting up effective project work and getting young learners interested in it.

  • Methodology: beginners in company

    Author: Scott Thornbury Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Advice and suggestions of how to begin a Business English course.

  • Methodology: teaching English spelling

    Author: Tim Bowen Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article offering suggestions for teaching English spelling.

  • Methodology: using CLIL in the English classroom

    Author: Adrian Tennant Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    A discussions and advice on using CLIL in the English classroom.

  • Methodology: feedback in communicative classrooms

    Author: Tim Bowen Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Advice on giving appropriate oral feedback in communicative classrooms.

  • Methodology: public speaking

    Author: Alan Maley Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article discussing and offering suggestions about teaching public speaking.

  • Methodology: the natural approach

    Author: Scott Thornbury Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Practical advice on The Natural Approach and how to use it in the ELT classroom.

  • Methodology: teaching at advanced levels

    Author: Alan Maley Level: Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article offering practical solutions for teaching English at advanced levels.

  • Methodology: Proficiency students

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: Article

    Lindsay Clandfield offers some advice to a teacher in Poland whose Proficiency-level students are no longer challenged by their coursebook.

  • Methodology: individualizing in groups

    Author: Scott Thornbury Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article offering suggestions and advice on how to individualize learning within a group.

  • Methodology: community language learning

    Author: Alan Maley Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    An explanation and advice on how to use the Community Language Learning method.

  • Methodology: Teaching young children one-to-one

    Author: Olha Madylus Type: Article

    Olha Madylus answers a question about the difficulties involved in finding material for one-to-one classes with young learners.

  • Methodology: teaching intonation with Japanese students

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Advice and suggestions on how to teach intonation with Japanese students.

  • Methodology: stress patterns in English

    Author: Tim Bowen Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    An article discussing English stress pattern rules and how to teach them.

  • Methodology: Classroom culture

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: Article Print material

    Lindsay Clandfield answers a question on how to create an appropriate classroom culture to encourage learning.

  • Methodology: using video in English teaching

    Author: Scott Thornbury Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Advice and suggestions on how to use video in English teaching.

  • Methodology: teaching English spelling

    Author: Pauline Taylor and Tim Bowen Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article offering suggestions for teaching English spelling.

  • Methodology: fossilized errors

    Author: Scott Thornbury Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Suggestions to help students overcome fossilized errors.

  • Methodology: task-based learning

    Author: Scott Thornbury and Philip Kerr Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article discussing task-based learning consciousness-raising activities.

  • Methodology: shy students

    Author: Tim Bowen Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article offering suggestions and advice on teaching shy students.

  • Methodology: teaching mixed ability classes

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: Reference material

    Suggestions and advice on teaching mixed ability classes

  • Methodology: teaching rhythm and stress with Chinese students

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Advice and suggestions on how to teach rhythm and stress to Chinese students.

  • Ask the experts: Structuring a beginner-level business course

    Author: Rosemary Richey Type: Article

    Rosemary Richey offers guidance to a teacher who is unsure of how to go about teaching business to beginners.

  • Methodology: literacy training for young learners

    Author: Alan Maley Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article talking about the problems encountered when teaching English when Roman script is not known.

  • Methodology: using warmers

    Author: Kate Fuscoe Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    A discussion about using warmers in English classrooms.

  • Methodology: Not too heavy with FCE

    Author: Russell Whitehead Type: Article Print material

    Russell Whitehead answers a question on how to engage students more in FCE lessons.

  • Methodology: dealing with shy students

    Author: Scott Thornbury Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    An article offering advice on how to deal with shy students.

  • Methodology: seating arrangements

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Advice and suggestions of how to overcome the problem of restricted seating arrangements.

  • Methodology: Teaching a student whose skills are at different levels

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: Article

    Adrian Tennant offers advice to a teacher who is concerned about how to support a student whose levels differ from skill to skill.

  • Methodology: new ways to teach listening

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Practical suggestions of new ways to teach listening.

  • Methodology: writing with linking devices: yet.

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material, Teaching notes

    An article discussing the use of linking devices such as 'yet'.

  • Methodology: teaching large classes

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield & Adrian Tennant Type: Reference material Print material

    Tips and suggestions for teaching large classes.

  • Methodology: Motivating teachers whose business students miss class

    Author: Alex Case Type: Article

    Alex Case offers advice on how Business English and ESP teachers can stay motivated despite poor class attendance.

  • Methodology: teaching pronunciation

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Advice and suggestions on how to teach pronunciation, in particular 'dark l'.

  • Methodology: teaching English word order

    Author: Pauline Taylor Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article discussing English word order and possible teaching solutions.

  • Methodology: level testing in EFL

    Author: Jim Scrivener Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Advice on evaluating the level of new students.

  • Methodology: teaching English spelling

    Author: Pauline Taylor Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article offering suggestions for teaching English spelling.

  • Methodology: Coherence and cohesion

    Author: Scott Thornbury Type: Reference material

    Can a cohesive text be incoherent? Is coherence subjective? Scott Thornbury takes a look at the difference between coherence and cohesion and suggests some practical ways that we can teach both in an EFL context.

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