If you are an Social Media active EFL tutor you will have noticed a proliferation of images containing vocabulary. Many are fantastic, imaginative and fun. Create your own - and it can be a great activity to get your students to do - work on one in class and then set them each a difference one to create for homework. I've included some of my favourites below...
There can be no doubt that EFL tutors are generally a positive, enthusiastic bunch. We love sharing tips with each other, will happily swap lesson plans and ideas and are quick to help out if other teachers are struggling with something. Alongside this ‘get stuck in’ attitude, there is also a real commitment from many teachers to continual improvement. Observing colleagues is a fantastic way to pick up different ideas and learn from more experienced colleagues. And in addition to the people around you, there are some great books that can help refocus and refresh your teaching. We’re not going to include textbooks in this list. Instead, we’re focussing on authors who look at pedagogy and reference books. So, our [...]
There are real benefits to using authentic texts in English teaching. But what if it is too complex? What if students get stuck and can’t complete the task? These questions can sometimes put teachers off [...]
Summer? What summer? For those of you from more tropical climates, the British Summer can seem a little disappointing. The temperature rarely gets above 30 degrees Celsius and there are more cloudy days than sunny. [...]
This is the final installment of proverbs and common English expressions. Refer to the previous articles to read: 100 common English proverbs 100 common English expressions 100 more English proverbs In this final installment are 34 [...]
Among native speakers small talk is a way to start or develop a conversation - we do this when we meet someone new, or strike up a conversation with someone we don't know very well. [...]