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    Young learner topics: The farmer wants a wife

    A simple song to help students practise singing a song in English, available at two difficulty levels with an accompanying audio file.

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    Young learner topics: My family

    A listening activity to introduce language for members of close and extended families, available at three difficulty levels with accompanying audio files.

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    Young learner topics: Family chants

    In this song activity with accompanying audio, students read and recite a chant about a family, then write their own chant and draw a picture to accompany it.

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    Young learner topics: Five little speckled frogs

    A song to practise animal vocabulary and numbers, available at two difficulty levels with an accompanying audio file.

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    Young learner topics: Sammy Snail's trail

    A listening activity to introduce animals and natural features, available at three difficulty levels with accompanying audio files.

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    Cambridge English: Advanced Practice Tests

    Practice tests for all aspects of the Cambridge English: Advanced exam

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    Podcast: Episode 12

    This month the panel discusses language plateaus, office jargon and reflective teaching. Special guests include Niall O’Siadhail, teacher at Avalon School of English, London, and David Crytal OBE, world-renowned linguist, academic, and author of over 100 books on the English language.

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    Podcast: Episode 11

    This month the panel discusses World Englishes, grammar pet peeves, and metalanguage. Special guests include senior teacher and teacher trainer at The Language Gallery, London, Erin Vickerman, and Sue Kay, teacher, teacher trainer, co-author of the Inside Out series, and co-founder of ELT Teacher 2 Writer.

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    Cambridge English First: Listening: Part 4

    This lesson aims to help students prepare for the multiple choice section of the exam.

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    Cambridge English First: Listening: Part 3

    This lesson aims to help students prepare for the multiple matching section of the exam.

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    Podcast: Episode 10

    This month the panel discusses the threat of translation technology, how to teach false friends, and prosody. Special guests include young learner teacher and teacher trainer Claire Venables, and Lindsay Clandfield, author of Global and Straightforward, and co-host of the TEFL Commute podcast TEFL.

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    Podcast: Episode 9

    This month the panel discusses narrative contextualization and the benefits of using multiple methodologies in the classroom. Special guests include our second overseas guest teacher, Claudia Salazar from Mexico, and we also have an interview with Young Learner author and teacher trainer Carol Read.

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    Podcast: Episode 8

    This month the panel discusses grading language in the classroom, teaching the etymology of words and activating schema. Special guests include Ollie Wood, Director of The London School in Thiene, Italy, and we also have an interview with Debra Marsh, Blended Learning specialist and former Head of Teacher Professional Development at Macmillan Education.

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    Podcast: Episode 7

    This month the panel discusses English as a Lingua Franca, the pros and cons of co-teaching and affective filters. Special guests include DELTA-qualified EAP teacher, Luke Roger, and we also have an interview with teacher trainer and author of A New A-Z of ELT, Scott Thornbury

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    Podcast: Episode 6

    This month the panel discusses videos and the flipped classroom and teaching annoying words and phrases. Special guests include our first overseas guest teacher, Natalia Guerreiro from Brazil, and we also have an interview with pronunciation expert and former president of IATEFL Adrian Underhill.

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    Podcast: Episode 5

    This month the panel discusses whether teachers talk too much, how words are chosen for the Macmillan Dictionary and learner autonomy with guest teacher Alex Tustain. We also have an interview with Thom Kiddle, Director of NILE (the Norwich Institute for Language Education) and MA-qualified specialist in language testing and assessment. 

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    Podcast: Episode 4

    This month the panel discusses why learning styles are a myth, how not to end text message, the cult of the ELT celebrity, and inductive and deductive learning with guest teacher Phil Painter. We also have an interview with Nicola Prentis, award-winning author, voracious blogger and staunch advocate of equal rights in ELT.

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    Podcast: Episode 3

    This month the panel discusses the anti-coursebook debate, chatbots in ELT, using your local area as a teaching resource and Krashen’s theory of comprehensible input with guest teacher Frances O’Neill. We also have an interview with Hugh Dellar and Andrew Walkley, co-authors of several best-selling coursebooks, co-owners of The London Language Lab and keen proponents of the lexical approach.

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    Language for ... informal conversations

    This lesson focuses on types of informal conversations and key phrases within them, and contains detailed teacher’s notes, worksheets and an audio file.

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    Podcast: Episode 2

    This month the panel discusses using L1 in the classroom, teaching low-frequency vocabulary, micro-teaching in job interviews and PARSNIPs. Special guests include Vivien Gilles, DELTA-qualified teacher trainer at Bell London, and Silvana Richardson, head of Teacher Training at Bell Cambridge.