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Five reasons why feedback may be the most important skill

Bob Dignen
Published 17 March 2014
Lauren Ward
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Strictly Language Learning with the Stars: Bruno Tonioli on…

Lauren Ward
Published 26 April 2017
Lewis Lansford
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Authentic materials in the classroom: the advantages

Lewis Lansford
Published 16 May 2014
Cindy James
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Creating stories with children #1: Using stories to create a joyful…

Cindy James
Published 10 February 2017
Maiza Fatureto
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The Sunset Approach: getting teenage learners to read

Maiza Fatureto
Published 21 February 2017
Annette Capel
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How is a C1 learner different from a learner at B2?

Annette Capel
Published 21 March 2014
Penny Ur
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100 Teaching Tips: two tips on teacher talk

Penny Ur
Published 4 March 2016
Carolyn Westbrook
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Teaching critical thinking using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Carolyn Westbrook
Published 18 April 2014
Lewis Lansford
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Six reasons to use video in the ELT classroom

Lewis Lansford
Published 27 March 2014
Pauline Cullen
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Help with IELTS #5: Skimming and scanning

Pauline Cullen
Published 4 February 2015
Helen Hadkins
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Teaching teens #4 - Putting the magic into grammar

Helen Hadkins
Published 13 July 2014
 
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Controlled and guided writing tasks for beginners, Part 1

Urs Kalberer
Published 16 June 2015
Lewis Lansford
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Authentic materials in the classroom: the disadvantages

Lewis Lansford
Published 2 June 2014
Colin Sage
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Craft projects for grammar practice with young learners

Colin Sage
Published 28 April 2017
Pauline Cullen
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Help with IELTS #3 - tips for the Academic Reading test

Pauline Cullen
Published 19 September 2014
 
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Teacher research: practical and relevant classroom inquiry

Simon Borg
Published 17 February 2014
Lewis Lansford
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How to use coursebooks: the art of pedagogy

Lewis Lansford
Published 13 August 2014
Anna Ostrovsky
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How to land a job as a non-native speaker teacher in three simple…

Anna Ostrovsky
Published 8 July 2015
Joe Tearle
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Welcome to your World of Better Learning

Joe Tearle
Published 9 February 2017
Lewis Lansford
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Two video activities to cover all four skills

Lewis Lansford
Published 7 April 2014
Lewis Lansford
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The EFL to EAP transition: Four things every teacher should know

Lewis Lansford
Published 17 December 2014
Alastair Horne
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Motivating teenage learners - tips from the Tip Exchange #1

Alastair Horne
Published 14 March 2014
Joanna Budden
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Teaching teens #2 - Three vocabulary tips

Joanna Budden
Published 11 June 2014
Lauren Ward
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'Powerful' Germans to crush 'unconvincing' Argentinians in 2014 FIFA…

Lauren Ward
Published 10 July 2014
Lewis Lansford
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Authentic materials in the classroom: authenticity and published…

Lewis Lansford
Published 15 June 2014
Lewis Lansford
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"Coursebooks are..."

Lewis Lansford
Published 16 July 2014
Deirdre Cijffers
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So, you want to be an English teacher?

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 7 August 2015
Lynn Durrant
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The challenge of teaching very young learners

Lynn Durrant
Published 14 October 2014
Helen Hadkins
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Teaching Teens #7: Integrating pronunciation – Part 1

Helen Hadkins
Published 16 September 2014
Karen Elliott
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Phonics for young language learners

Karen Elliott
Published 26 May 2015
 
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My CELTA experience: an intense, exhilarating and enlightening course.

Rachel Daw
Published 2 June 2015
Carolyn Westbrook
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Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to teach critical thinking in Unlock

Carolyn Westbrook
Published 7 May 2014
Laura Patsko
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Ten Top Tips for Teaching Pronunciation with Laura Patsko - #2

Laura Patsko
Published 27 July 2015
Liz Dale
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Skinny and fat questions and thinking skills

Liz Dale
Published 19 March 2015
Joanna Budden
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Teaching teens #5: Mobile and music - learning outside the classroom

Joanna Budden
Published 23 July 2014
Laura Patsko
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Ten Top Tips for Teaching Pronunciation with Laura Patsko - #1

Laura Patsko
Published 22 July 2015
Anna Ostrovsky
Techniques
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How to help your students to stop struggling and start speaking

Anna Ostrovsky
Published 5 January 2015
Florence Kemsley
Techniques
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Should teachers use students' own language in the classroom?

Florence Kemsley
Published 24 February 2015
 
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Questioning in the Classroom: Breaking the question, answer, feedback…

Stephanie Reaume
Published 26 May 2015
 
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Writing together – collaborative writing tasks for elementary…

Urs Kalberer
Published 13 July 2015
Claire Egmore and Kathryn Davies
Techniques
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Top tips for new teachers #6 - First-day activities with a focus!

Claire Egmore and Kathryn Davies
Published 14 August 2015
Gary Anderson
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Adopt, then adapt! Six tips for supplementing your coursebook

Gary Anderson
Published 24 February 2014
Jack Richards
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Pedagogy

Teaching Listening and Speaking - From Theory to Practice: an…

Jack Richards
Published 5 January 2016
Jack Richards
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Bridging the gap between receptive and productive competence

Jack Richards
Published 27 August 2015
Natilly Macartney
Tools

Selfies in the classroom

Natilly Macartney
Published 22 February 2016
 
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Top tips for communicating internationally: part one

Bob Dignen
Published 3 March 2014
Pauline Cullen
Techniques
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Help with IELTS #1: Writing

Pauline Cullen
Published 18 August 2014
 
Techniques
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Controlled and guided writing tasks for beginners, Part 2 – practice…

Urs Kalberer
Published 26 June 2015
Anne Robinson
Techniques
Language

Similar, the same, but different

Anne Robinson
Published 3 March 2015
Lewis Lansford
Techniques
Professional Development

The role of the Teacher’s Book in English for Academic Purposes

Lewis Lansford
Published 3 December 2014
Natilly Macartney
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Linguistics

Should English spelling be simplified?

Natilly Macartney
Published 27 January 2015
Karen Saxby
Techniques
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Motivating young learners #1: building a supporting environment

Karen Saxby
Published 30 March 2015
Natilly Macartney
Tools

One way or another - teaching with (a little) technology

Natilly Macartney
Published 13 November 2015
Michael McCarthy
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Collocation and the learner: wading into the depths

Michael McCarthy
Published 26 February 2014
Ian Cook
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The original flipped classroom?

Ian Cook
Published 19 June 2014
Laura Patsko
Insights
Pedagogy

What is teacher research, and how can you benefit from it?

Laura Patsko
Published 16 March 2015
Alastair Horne
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #4 – Verbs

Alastair Horne
Published 15 July 2015
Samantha Lewis
Tools

Using graphic novels in the ELT classroom

Samantha Lewis
Published 14 January 2014
Alastair Horne
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #1 – the ‘surprise factor’

Alastair Horne
Published 19 May 2015
Pauline Cullen
Techniques
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Help with IELTS #6: expressing your opinion

Pauline Cullen
Published 9 February 2015
 
Techniques
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THiNK Thursday #1: First day of class activities - getting to know…

Laura Sigsworth
Published 13 April 2017
 
Techniques
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All by yourself: monologues in elementary speaking

Urs Kalberer
Published 24 August 2015
Florence Kemsley
Techniques
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Techniques for using students' own language in the classroom

Florence Kemsley
Published 25 February 2015
Donna Price
Techniques
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Getting Students Ready for the Workplace: strategies to integrate soft…

Donna Price
Published 13 October 2015
Carolyn Westbrook
Techniques
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Critical Thinking: A Short Introduction

Carolyn Westbrook
Published 9 April 2014
Simon Wright
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Top tips for new teachers #1 - Simon Wright

Simon Wright
Published 4 June 2015
Alastair Horne
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An interview with Silvana Richardson #3: Moving away from the idea of…

Alastair Horne
Published 15 May 2015
Lauren Ward
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State of Teacher Development 2017 #1: Do you feel supported by your…

Lauren Ward
Published 1 May 2017
Laura Patsko
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Minimal pairs with minimal effort

Laura Patsko
Published 29 July 2015
Sarah Mortimer
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Translation in ELT: an interview with Philip Kerr - Part 1

Sarah Mortimer
Published 23 February 2015
Liz Dale
Techniques
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Give CLIL time

Liz Dale
Published 18 March 2015
Pauline Cullen
Techniques
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Help with IELTS #4: How many?

Pauline Cullen
Published 8 January 2015
Ben Goldstein
Insights
Pedagogy

The moving image: an interview with Ben Goldstein

Ben Goldstein
Published 31 March 2014
Jack Richards
Insights
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When learners have a limited vocabulary range - part 1

Jack Richards
Published 20 October 2015
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Language

Trips and Tips: England and… Pronunciation

Gary Anderson
Published 23 June 2014
Alastair Horne
Insights
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My first class: looking back at my experiences

Alastair Horne
Published 1 June 2015
Lewis Lansford
Techniques
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Building bridges to nowhere?

Lewis Lansford
Published 30 September 2014
Jessica Williams
Techniques
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Strategic reading in the classroom

Jessica Williams
Published 20 November 2015
 
Techniques
Professional Development

Top Tips for New Teachers #5 - Rachel Daw

Rachel Daw
Published 30 July 2015
 
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Guess What! - Behind the Scenes #5 - A classroom treasure hunt

Susannah Reed
Published 26 January 2016
Herbert Puchta
Techniques
Professional Development

Developing young learners' thinking skills #1 – developing and…

Herbert Puchta
Published 7 April 2015
Hayo Reinders
Insights
Pedagogy

Understanding and Encouraging Willingness to Communicate in the…

Hayo Reinders
Published 11 May 2016
 
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Can you rise to the teaching challenge?

Liz Robinson
Published 18 May 2015
Lewis Lansford
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Teaching is like running

Lewis Lansford
Published 9 September 2014
 
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Teacher research in language teaching: A critical analysis

Simon Borg
Published 7 February 2014
 
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Beyond chalk and talk - technology in the classroom

Sedef Koç
Published 12 March 2014
Gary Anderson
Techniques
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Trips and Tips: Romania and… Revised Cambridge Exams

Gary Anderson
Published 6 August 2014
Charlotte Christopherson
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Featured Teacher #1 - Federico Luque Macías

Charlotte Christopherson
Published 5 September 2014
Karen Saxby
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Using a picture to prepare for Cambridge English: Young Learners

Karen Saxby
Published 25 May 2017
Alastair Horne
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Linguistics

How the FIFA World Cup™ can inform English Language teaching

Alastair Horne
Published 18 July 2014
Lewis Lansford
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Building a successful bridge

Lewis Lansford
Published 28 October 2014
 
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Assessment in an ESOL classroom

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 8 June 2015
Natilly Macartney
Insights
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Festive vocabulary activities

Natilly Macartney
Published 8 December 2015
Jack Richards
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Pedagogy

Teaching listening #5 – Listening Strategies

Jack Richards
Published 15 January 2016
Lauren Ward
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From Toulon with Love: Jonny Wilkinson on language learning

Lauren Ward
Published 19 April 2017
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Moving beyond the plateau: from lower-intermediate to…

Jack Richards
Published 26 August 2015
Liz Dale
Techniques
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Brainstorming for writing: posters

Liz Dale
Published 20 March 2015
Alastair Horne
Insights
Linguistics

Corpora and the advanced level: an interview with Mike McCarthy

Alastair Horne
Published 23 January 2014
Karen Saxby
Techniques
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Motivating young learners #3: spelling and visualisations

Karen Saxby
Published 1 April 2015
Ricardo Morales
Techniques
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Hey! Teacher! Leave us kids alone!

Ricardo Morales
Published 29 July 2014
Lewis Lansford
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Coursebooks and critical thinking

Lewis Lansford
Published 30 July 2014
 
Techniques
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What next for multilingual education?

Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter
Published 24 April 2015
Samantha Lewis
Tools

Teaching teens #6: User-friendly webtools for showcasing writing

Samantha Lewis
Published 11 August 2014
Lewis Lansford
Tools

Three ways to use video to cultivate critical thinking

Lewis Lansford
Published 21 April 2014
 
Techniques
Professional Development

The importance of world knowledge to the ELT classroom #3 - General…

Sabina Ostrowska
Published 19 August 2015
Lewis Lansford
Techniques
Professional Development

Plan your bridge carefully

Lewis Lansford
Published 15 October 2014
Alastair Horne
Insights
Pedagogy

Working on writing: an interview with Guy Brook-Hart

Alastair Horne
Published 28 January 2014
 
Techniques
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Discussions and More: Say things about a picture

Hannah Mills-Brown
Published 22 January 2015
 
Techniques
Professional Development

The invisible gorilla: making the visible perceptible #2

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 24 July 2015
 
Techniques
Language

The invisible gorilla: making the visible perceptible #1

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 10 July 2015
 
Techniques
Language

3 ways to help advanced EAP students develop their academic voice

Jeanne Lambert
Published 15 October 2015
 
Tools

Language learning with digital video: using memes

Lucija Dacic
Published 11 November 2014
 
Techniques
Professional Development

Is there such a thing as virtual competence?

Bob Dignen
Published 24 March 2014
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Professional Development

Motivating teenage learners #2 – the pizza and the stick…

Alastair Horne
Published 16 April 2014
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #2 - Bottom-up processing

Jack Richards
Published 8 January 2016
Herbert Puchta
Techniques
Professional Development

Developing young learners’ thinking skills #5 – Combining the…

Herbert Puchta
Published 16 April 2015
 
Insights
Pedagogy

The importance of world knowledge to the ELT classroom #1 - Why do…

Laura Sigsworth
Published 17 August 2015
 
Techniques
Professional Development

The importance of world knowledge to the ELT classroom #2 -…

Sabina Ostrowska
Published 18 August 2015
Ben Goldstein
Techniques
Professional Development

Global Competence in ELT #3: Using video

Ben Goldstein
Published 8 March 2017
Claire Egmore and Kathryn Davies
Tools

5 ways to use video in the classroom

Claire Egmore and Kathryn Davies
Published 22 October 2015
Ben Goldstein
Techniques
Professional Development

Global Competence in ELT #2: Using an image

Ben Goldstein
Published 28 February 2017
 
Insights
Experiences

So who’s going to lead Equity in ELT?

Hada Litim
Published 5 May 2015
 
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #2 – inspiring role play

Lucija Dacic
Published 9 June 2015
Liz Dale
Techniques
Professional Development

Brain-friendly CLIL #3 - Creativity, Personalisation, and Feedback

Liz Dale
Published 12 June 2015
 
Insights
Experiences

Better together - maximising language use

Marcin Lewandowski and Liz Asadi
Published 14 January 2016
Herbert Puchta
Techniques
Professional Development

Developing young learners' thinking skills #2 – Thinking skills:…

Herbert Puchta
Published 8 April 2015
Olivia Goodman
Insights
Experiences

Learning a language: it’s tough, but totally worth it!

Olivia Goodman
Published 21 April 2017
Herbert Puchta
Techniques
Professional Development

Developing young learners' thinking skills #4 – Multiple…

Herbert Puchta
Published 15 April 2015
 
Techniques
Skills

Discussions and More: Alibi

Lucija Dacic
Published 20 January 2015
 
Insights
Experiences

The Primary Years Programme in the ELT classroom

Stephanie Reaume
Published 6 May 2015
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Assessment

Trips and Tips: Russia and... Students Preparing for IELTS

Gary Anderson
Published 9 March 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Key Issues in Language Teaching #5: the teacher’s knowledge base

Jack Richards
Published 7 October 2015
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Professional Development

Trips and Tips: Turkey and… Classroom Management

Gary Anderson
Published 23 October 2014
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

An interview with Silvana Richardson #1: Adding the dimension of the…

Alastair Horne
Published 13 May 2015
 
Techniques
Professional Development

The art of facilitation - connecting others

Bob Dignen
Published 10 March 2014
Geraldine Mark
Techniques
Language

Introducing the English Grammar Profile #1 - Building the profile

Geraldine Mark
Published 11 November 2015
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

An interview with Silvana Richardson #2: You have to keep learning

Alastair Horne
Published 14 May 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #2 - Styles and functions of speaking; talk as…

Jack Richards
Published 2 February 2016
Liz Dale
Techniques
Professional Development

Brain-friendly CLIL #1

Liz Dale
Published 28 April 2015
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

Competence and Performance in Language Teaching #1 - Introduction

Jack Richards
Published 24 November 2015
Karen Saxby
Techniques
Professional Development

Motivating young learners #2: praise, personalisation, and multi-level…

Karen Saxby
Published 31 March 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Key Issues in Language Teaching #3: English as an international…

Jack Richards
Published 5 October 2015
 
Techniques
Language

Making the most of L1 in the classroom #1

Philip Kerr
Published 9 April 2015
Deirdre Cijffers
Techniques
Professional Development

How to engage your students in online activities: five top tips from…

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 25 June 2014
 
Insights
Experiences

Teacher research - A practitioner’s perspective

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 17 March 2015
 
Insights
Experiences

Meet Claire & Laura, Cambridge's Language and Pedagogy Researchers

Lottie Payne
Published 5 June 2017
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

Interview with Penny Ur - Part 1

Alastair Horne
Published 14 January 2015
Sarah Mortimer
Insights
Experiences

Translation in ELT: an interview with Philip Kerr - Part 2

Sarah Mortimer
Published 26 February 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Key Issues in Language Teaching #1: influences on curriculum design

Jack Richards
Published 3 October 2015
Louanne Piccolo
Tools

How can teachers encourage learning by using technology in the…

Louanne Piccolo
Published 16 May 2017
Anne Robinson
Techniques
Skills

Spotlight on misspelling

Anne Robinson
Published 26 March 2015
 
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #3 – Bringing Vietnam into the…

Helena Tunysova
Published 6 July 2015
Jess Hytner
Insights
Experiences

State of Teacher Development 2017 #2: How do you like to do it?

Jess Hytner
Published 8 May 2017
Dr Claire Dembry
Insights
Experiences

Our latest research project: what motivates students to learn?

Dr Claire Dembry
Published 23 February 2017
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #1 - Conversational routines

Jack Richards
Published 1 February 2016
Liz Dale
Techniques
Professional Development

Brain-friendly CLIL #2 - Challenge

Liz Dale
Published 11 June 2015
Hayo Reinders
Insights
Pedagogy

Understanding and encouraging willingness to communicate in the…

Hayo Reinders
Published 10 June 2016
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Assessment

Trips and Tips: Testing 1—2—3… in Three Countries

Gary Anderson
Published 20 July 2015
Alastair Horne
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #5 – using your imagination!

Alastair Horne
Published 11 August 2015
 
Techniques
Professional Development

Top Tips for New Teachers #4 - Rachel Daw

Rachel Daw
Published 17 July 2015
Ricardo Morales
Insights
Experiences

To assign, or not to assign, that is the question

Ricardo Morales
Published 23 July 2014
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Professional Development

Thirty years of grammar with Raymond Murphy #4 - tips for teachers

Alastair Horne
Published 9 November 2015
Raymond Murphy
Insights
Experiences

Thirty years of grammar with Raymond Murphy #3 - going digital

Raymond Murphy
Published 2 November 2015
 
Tools

Creative Learning and Teaching with Readers

Sue Leather
Published 11 August 2016
Natilly Macartney
Techniques
Skills

Writing an English CV for the UK

Natilly Macartney
Published 1 June 2017
 
Techniques
Professional Development

Top Tips for New Teachers #2 - Laura Sigsworth

Laura Sigsworth
Published 18 June 2015
Gary Anderson
Tools

Trips and Tips: Ideas for Integrating Technology

Gary Anderson
Published 11 April 2014
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Key Issues in Language Teaching #2: beliefs about learning languages

Jack Richards
Published 4 October 2015
 
Techniques
Professional Development

Top Tips for New Teachers #7 - Laura Ironside

Laura Ironside
Published 28 August 2015
Deirdre Cijffers
Insights
Experiences

So, you want to be a teacher… Beware the pitfalls!

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 20 August 2015
Alastair Horne
Tools

Five top tips for using video with your learners

Alastair Horne
Published 25 June 2015
 
Insights
Linguistics

Sensational sagas and footballing flops - an analysis of language of…

socialmedia
Published 11 July 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #4 – Teaching top-down processing

Jack Richards
Published 13 January 2016
Laura Patsko
Insights
Pedagogy

Teacher research #1 - Laura Patsko interviews JD Brown and Christine…

Laura Patsko
Published 28 September 2015
 
Tools

THiNK Thursday #2: 3 tools to get the most from your presentation…

Laura Sigsworth
Published 19 April 2017
 
Insights
Experiences

Guess What! - Behind the Scenes #1 Visual literacy

Melissa Bryant
Published 18 January 2016
Anne Robinson
Tools

Moving and Flying with your Coursebook #3: 5 activities using pictures

Anne Robinson
Published 29 October 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Fluency versus complexity

Jack Richards
Published 1 September 2015
Lauren Ward
Insights
Experiences

State of Teacher Development #3: Are you doing enough?

Lauren Ward
Published 15 May 2017
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #6 – Teaching talk as interaction

Jack Richards
Published 10 February 2016
Deirdre Cijffers
Insights
Experiences

The (not so) dark side of being a teacher

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 12 August 2015
 
Techniques
Professional Development

Top Tips for New Teachers #3 - Laura Sigsworth

Laura Sigsworth
Published 3 July 2015
Cindy James
Insights
Pedagogy

Teacher Research 2015 #3: Getting started

Cindy James
Published 6 January 2016
Raymond Murphy
Insights
Experiences

30 years of grammar with Raymond Murphy #1: Making changes

Raymond Murphy
Published 19 October 2015
Deirdre Cijffers
Techniques
Professional Development

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Data?

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 14 August 2014
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Professional Development

Three ways le Tour de France can help your language teaching…

Alastair Horne
Published 7 July 2014
 
Techniques
Language

Making the most of L1 in the classroom #2

Philip Kerr
Published 10 April 2015
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

Interview with Penny Ur - Part 2

Alastair Horne
Published 21 January 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

When learners have a limited vocabulary range - part 2

Jack Richards
Published 21 October 2015
Lauren Ward
Tools

Olympic sport vocabulary quiz!

Lauren Ward
Published 7 September 2016
 
Insights
Experiences

Guess What! - Behind the Scenes #4 Susannah Reed interview (iii) -…

Susannah Reed
Published 22 January 2016
Lewis Lansford
Techniques
Professional Development

Beware of wobbly bridges

Lewis Lansford
Published 2 October 2014
Alastair Horne
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #7 - Inspiration

Alastair Horne
Published 6 November 2015
Herbert Puchta
Techniques
Professional Development

Developing young learners' thinking skills #3 – Story thinking

Herbert Puchta
Published 14 April 2015
Cindy James
Tools

Creating stories with children #2: Using stories to create a joyful…

Cindy James
Published 10 February 2017
Alastair Horne
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #6: making mistakes

Alastair Horne
Published 18 October 2015
Liz Dale
Tools

Online Collaboration in CLIL

Liz Dale
Published 18 November 2015
Raymond Murphy
Insights
Experiences

Thirty years of grammar with Raymond Murphy #2 – Going global

Raymond Murphy
Published 26 October 2015
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

Competence and Performance #2 - The language proficiency factor

Jack Richards
Published 25 November 2015
 
Insights
Pedagogy

Vive la (online) Collaboration - a tale of how two (virtual) heads are…

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 6 July 2016
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Skills

Seasonal small talk

Alastair Horne
Published 14 December 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #1 - Listening as comprehension

Jack Richards
Published 7 January 2016
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

Featured teacher #2 – Elena Tarasenko

Alastair Horne
Published 4 November 2014
Alastair Horne
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #8 - music and role play

Alastair Horne
Published 16 December 2015
Hayo Reinders
Insights
Pedagogy

Understanding and Encouraging Willingness to Communicate in the…

Hayo Reinders
Published 1 June 2016
Jack Richards
Techniques
Pedagogy

Key Issues in Language Teaching #4: teaching as improvisation

Jack Richards
Published 6 October 2015
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Language

Using photos in the classroom #9 – Elaborate adjectives and…

Alastair Horne
Published 5 February 2016
 
Techniques
Skills

A virtual adventure – visualisation activity

Susannah Reed
Published 18 March 2016
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Professional Development

Trips and Tips: the Netherlands and… Teaching (your) Teenagers

Gary Anderson
Published 24 April 2015
 
Techniques
Professional Development

Correct less, teach more - Some advice for providing written…

Jeanne Lambert
Published 1 December 2015
Geraldine Mark
Tools

Introducing the English Grammar Profile #2 - What's the use of the…

Geraldine Mark
Published 16 November 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #6 – Listening as Acquisition

Jack Richards
Published 19 January 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #7 – Teaching talk as transaction

Jack Richards
Published 15 February 2016
 
Insights
Pedagogy

Free your mind - a quest for unhindered communication

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 27 October 2015
 
Techniques
Professional Development

Fostering creativity and fluency with roleplays

Urs Kalberer
Published 17 December 2015
 
Insights
Experiences

Guess What! - Behind the Scenes #2 Susannah Reed interview (i) -…

Susannah Reed
Published 20 January 2016
Abby Kaplan
Insights
Linguistics

“Uptalk” in English: Myth and Fact

Abby Kaplan
Published 27 January 2017
Gary Anderson
Insights
Pedagogy

Trips and Tips: Czech Republic and…. CLIL

Gary Anderson
Published 17 October 2015
Anne Robinson
Tools

Moving and Flying with your coursebook # 2: Using texts

Anne Robinson
Published 23 November 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and Performance #3 - The role of content knowledge (i)

Jack Richards
Published 27 November 2015
Lauren Ward
Insights
Experiences

State of Teacher Development #4: Which ELT expert would you invite to…

Lauren Ward
Published 24 May 2017
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

When learner talk lacks the characteristics of natural speech

Jack Richards
Published 28 October 2015
 
Techniques
Professional Development

THiNK Thursday #4: Incorporating values into the teen classroom

Laura Sigsworth
Published 4 May 2017
 
Insights
Experiences

Developing the Guess What! characters

Marek Jagucki
Published 26 May 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #5 – Talk as performance

Jack Richards
Published 9 February 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and performance #13 - Professionalism

Jack Richards
Published 24 December 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and performance #10 - Pedagogical reasoning skills

Jack Richards
Published 21 December 2015
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

Competence and Performance #9 – Learner-focused teaching (ii)

Jack Richards
Published 11 December 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #4 – Talk as transaction

Jack Richards
Published 8 February 2016
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Professional Development

Motivating teenage learners #3: importance of learner independence

Alastair Horne
Published 25 April 2014
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #3 - Talk as interaction (ii)

Jack Richards
Published 3 February 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and Performance #4 - The role of content knowledge (ii)

Jack Richards
Published 28 November 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #7 – Implications

Jack Richards
Published 28 January 2016
Cindy James
Insights
Experiences

Teacher Research 2015 #2: The middle

Cindy James
Published 27 January 2016
Dr Claire Dembry
Insights
Experiences

10 days in China: A researcher's diary

Dr Claire Dembry
Published 12 June 2017
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and Performance #5 - Teaching skills

Jack Richards
Published 2 December 2015
 
Techniques
Professional Development

Top tips for communicating internationally: part two

Bob Dignen
Published 5 March 2014
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #9 – Evaluating performance on speaking activities

Jack Richards
Published 1 April 2016
 
Insights
Experiences

Guess What! - Behind the Scenes #3 Susannah Reed interview (ii) -…

Susannah Reed
Published 21 January 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Moving beyond the plateau: some conclusions

Jack Richards
Published 3 November 2015
Laura Grimes
Insights
Linguistics

What are the scariest words in the English Language?

Laura Grimes
Published 29 October 2016
Gabrielle Palin
Insights
Experiences

Exploiting digital tools to teach languages to refugees

Gabrielle Palin
Published 31 May 2017
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Fluency versus complexity #2 - during and after the activity

Jack Richards
Published 2 September 2015
Anne Robinson
Tools

Paraphrasing – a useful, real-life skill

Anne Robinson
Published 8 March 2016
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

Competence and Performance #8 – Learner-focused teaching (i)

Jack Richards
Published 9 December 2015
Hayo Reinders
Insights
Pedagogy

Innovation in Language Teaching #1: What does it Look Like in…

Hayo Reinders
Published 6 April 2016
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

Competence and Performance #7 – The language teacher’s identity

Jack Richards
Published 7 December 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #3 – Top-down processing

Jack Richards
Published 11 January 2016
Natilly Macartney
Tools

Ideas for an Olympics-themed class

Natilly Macartney
Published 29 July 2016
Olivia Goodman
Insights
Linguistics

Language research ambassadors get a great reception

Olivia Goodman
Published 13 May 2016
Sarah Mortimer
Techniques
Professional Development

Supporting Spelling: strategies for helping weaker spellers

Sarah Mortimer
Published 5 April 2016
Laura Patsko
Insights
Pedagogy

Teacher research #2 - Laura Patsko interviews Christine Coombe and JD…

Laura Patsko
Published 30 September 2015
Anne Robinson
Tools

Paraphrasing in the Cambridge English: Young Learners Tests

Anne Robinson
Published 4 April 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #8: Teaching talk as performance

Jack Richards
Published 11 March 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and performance #12 - Membership of a community of practice

Jack Richards
Published 23 December 2015
 
Techniques
Assessment

Testing, testing… 1, 2, 3: testing with a twist - shifting…

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 27 April 2016
Gary Anderson
Insights
Pedagogy

Trips and Tips: USA, Switzerland and… extensive ‘pleasure’…

Gary Anderson
Published 17 November 2015
Ben Goldstein
Techniques
Skills

Global Competence in ELT #1: An Introduction

Ben Goldstein
Published 20 January 2017
Cindy James
Insights
Experiences

Teacher Research 2015 #3: The end...or is it?

Cindy James
Published 7 March 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and Performance #6 - Contextual Knowledge

Jack Richards
Published 3 December 2015
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Skills

Two games for your young learners!

Alastair Horne
Published 24 February 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and performance #11 - Theorizing from practice

Jack Richards
Published 22 December 2015
Lauren Ward
Insights
Experiences

From Lagos to Devon: Victor Ubogu on culture shocks

Lauren Ward
Published 1 June 2017
Penny Ur
Techniques
Professional Development

100 Teaching Tips - Two tips on setting homework

Penny Ur
Published 1 March 2016
Herbert Puchta
Insights
Pedagogy

THiNK beyond language: Using insights into the teen mind to educate…

Herbert Puchta
Published 2 May 2017
Gary Anderson
Insights
Experiences

Trips and Tips: Italy and... First or First for Schools?

Gary Anderson
Published 4 January 2016
Natilly Macartney
Techniques
Skills

Writing a business plan in English

Natilly Macartney
Published 20 June 2017
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Professional Development

Trips and tips... Paris and Blended Learning

Gary Anderson
Published 9 March 2016
Peter Lucantoni
Techniques
Skills

Speaking skills #1: What do the experts say?

Peter Lucantoni
Published 17 May 2017
Liz Dale
Techniques
Professional Development

Aiming high with CLIL #1

Liz Dale
Published 16 March 2016
Liz Dale
Techniques
Professional Development

Aiming high with CLIL #2

Liz Dale
Published 17 March 2016
Agustina Savini
Tools

#Instaclass: 8 ideas for using instagram in the classroom

Agustina Savini
Published 4 May 2017
Hayo Reinders
Insights
Pedagogy

Innovation In Language Teaching #3: Questions Teachers Should Ask

Hayo Reinders
Published 14 April 2016
Natilly Macartney
Insights
Pedagogy

The Development of Young Learners’ Reading Skills #1

Natilly Macartney
Published 9 January 2017
Maiza Fatureto
Techniques
Professional Development

Motivating L2 learners and teachers through vision

Maiza Fatureto
Published 23 February 2017
Natilly Macartney
Insights
Experiences

A new adventure teaching English in Austria

Natilly Macartney
Published 10 May 2017
Deirdre Cijffers
Insights
Experiences

How was your IATEFL?

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 25 April 2016
Anne Robinson
Tools

Creative paraphrasing

Anne Robinson
Published 21 March 2016
 
Techniques
Assessment

Testing, testing… 1, 2, 3: testing with a twist – shifting…

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 28 April 2016
Laura Patsko
Insights
Experiences

5 things I learned at IATEFL 2016

Laura Patsko
Published 20 April 2016
Hayo Reinders
Insights
Pedagogy

Innovation In Language Teaching #4: Autonomy And Multimedia

Hayo Reinders
Published 8 April 2016
Rebecca Hill
Insights
Experiences

Brainwaves from Barcelona: A reflection on Innovate ELT 2017

Rebecca Hill
Published 26 May 2017
 
Techniques
Professional Development

Cambridge's new creation: The Cambridge English Digital Framework for…

Simon Bradbury
Published 21 June 2017
Laura Grimes
Insights
Linguistics

Love in the Time of Corpora

Laura Grimes
Published 9 February 2017
Peter Lucantoni
Techniques
Skills

Speaking skills #2: A reciprocal approach

Peter Lucantoni
Published 20 June 2017
Katie O’Malley
Insights
Pedagogy

Visual recall: using images for success criteria

Katie O’Malley
Published 13 June 2017
Natilly Macartney
Insights
Pedagogy

The Development of Young Learners' Reading Skills #2

Natilly Macartney
Published 12 January 2017
Daniela Meyer
Tools

How are corpus-informed materials different?

Daniela Meyer
Published 24 April 2017
Andrew Moffat
Insights
Linguistics

The Gloves Are Off: The Language of the US Presidential Debates

Andrew Moffat
Published 3 January 2017
Sarah Grieves
Insights
Linguistics

Santa or Shopping: Is the language of Christmas changing?

Sarah Grieves
Published 15 December 2016
Norma Dávila
Techniques
Assessment

Assessing Creativity: Thinking outside the box

Norma Dávila
Published 9 June 2017
 
Tools

Embracing Technology: Some tips for teachers

Luiz Rose
Published 12 April 2017
Sylvia G. Ramirez
Techniques
Skills

Increasing Comprehension in ELT with Graphic Organizers

Sylvia G. Ramirez
Published 25 January 2017
Dennis Johnson
Insights
Experiences

Gaining information from ELT content and illustrations

Dennis Johnson
Published 25 January 2017
Sylvia G. Ramirez
Tools

Text Dependent Questions: A Tool for Teachers and Materials Writers…

Sylvia G. Ramirez
Published 11 September 2015
Alcione Tavares
Insights
Experiences

What is Global Competence in ELT?

Alcione Tavares
Published 13 April 2017
K. Lynn Savage
Tools

Spotlight on the Online Teacher's Resource Room (OTRR) Collaborative…

K. Lynn Savage
Published 25 January 2017
 
Techniques
Language

Five Ideas for Connecting Reading and Writing in the ESL Classroom

Clare Jones
Published 19 March 2016
Luciana Senna
Techniques
Assessment

Assessing speaking: can it be easier?

Luciana Senna
Published 13 April 2017
Melissa Sadler-Nitu
Techniques
Professional Development

Establishing Career and Educational Pathways in Your Classroom

Melissa Sadler-Nitu
Published 5 February 2015
Donna Price
Techniques
Skills

Reading charts, graphs and tables

Donna Price
Published 25 January 2017
K. Lynn Savage
Techniques
Skills

Three Tips for Reviewing Grammar

K. Lynn Savage
Published 5 December 2013
K. Lynn Savage
Insights
Experiences

Do Instructional Materials align with CCRS?

K. Lynn Savage
Published 4 February 2016
Gretchen Bitterlin
Techniques
Skills

Three steps to build skills in responding to others

Gretchen Bitterlin
Published 15 September 2016
Dennis Johnson
Techniques
Professional Development

Building discussion skills in the classroom

Dennis Johnson
Published 15 September 2016
K. Lynn Savage
Techniques
Language

Three Activities to Promote Citing Evidence

K. Lynn Savage
Published 15 September 2016

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