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Niall Curry
Insights
Linguistics

Psycholinguistics and Neuro-linguistics for ELT: Insights from Second Language Acquisition Research

Niall Curry
Published 19 August 2018
 Greg Archer
Techniques
Assessment

An introduction to IELTS #2: the Writing Task – part 2

Greg Archer
Published 18 August 2018
Robert Dobie
Techniques
Skills

5 great reasons to extend activities

Robert Dobie
Published 16 August 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

Grammar for Teachers: Language Awareness online course

Sarah Longfield
Published 15 August 2018
Jishan Uddin
Techniques
Skills

Strategies for transitioning to the IELTS classroom #3: Developing a mastery mindset

Jishan Uddin
Published 14 August 2018
Niall Curry
Insights
Linguistics

Corpus Research and ELT: My experience of IVACS in Malta

Niall Curry
Published 13 August 2018
Jishan Uddin
Techniques
Assessment

Strategies for transitioning to the IELTS classroom #2: Adding collaboration to writing practice

Jishan Uddin
Published 10 August 2018
Mariana Ruiz Nascimento
Techniques
Professional Development

An integrated skills activity based on inventions

Mariana Ruiz Nascimento
Published 9 August 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

What inspires you to develop as a teacher?

Sarah Longfield
Published 8 August 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

Teaching with Technology – Using Apps and Social Media

Sarah Longfield
Published 1 August 2018
Sarah Lahiff

Cambridge Story Competition: Magic Toys by Bengüsu

Sarah Lahiff
Published 31 July 2018
Sarah Lahiff

Cambridge Story Competition: Mr Triangle by George

Sarah Lahiff
Published 31 July 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

Competition: What's inspired you to develop as a teacher?

Sarah Longfield
Published 30 July 2018
Olivia Goodman
Insights
Experiences

An insight into the CELTA qualification

Olivia Goodman
Published 27 July 2018
Gaby Lawson
Techniques
Skills

Giving effective feedback on presentations #2

Gaby Lawson
Published 26 July 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

Teaching Primary Learners Communicatively

Sarah Longfield
Published 25 July 2018
Gaby Lawson
Techniques
Skills

Giving effective feedback on presentations #1

Gaby Lawson
Published 24 July 2018
Cristina Cabal
Techniques
Skills

English pronunciation: can you spot the odd one out?

Cristina Cabal
Published 19 July 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

Advice on presenting new vocabulary

Sarah Longfield
Published 18 July 2018
Matthew Ellman
Insights
Experiences

What I learned at the Better Learning Conference 2018

Matthew Ellman
Published 16 July 2018
Christine Muir
Insights
Pedagogy

Sport psychology, language learning and the World Cup

Christine Muir
Published 12 July 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

How to motivate teenage learners

Sarah Longfield
Published 11 July 2018
 Julia Robinson
Techniques
Professional Development

Teaching Critical Thinking in the 21st century: Tell us your views!

Julia Robinson
Published 9 July 2018
Bill Mascull
Techniques
Skills

Teaching Business English #4: Top tips for CV writing

Bill Mascull
Published 4 July 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

How to make an impact when you're teaching IELTS

Sarah Longfield
Published 4 July 2018
Sarah Laughran
Insights
Experiences

Interview with teacher and video creator Oliver Grant #2

Sarah Laughran
Published 3 July 2018
Sarah Laughran
Insights
Experiences

Interview with teacher and video creator Oliver Grant #1

Sarah Laughran
Published 2 July 2018
Leo Selivan

Teaching Business English chunks

Leo Selivan
Published 20 June 2018
Lauren Ward
Insights
Linguistics

Take part in the Cambridge Word Cup!

Lauren Ward
Published 14 June 2018
Leo Selivan

Reviewing chunks through prompted recall

Leo Selivan
Published 13 June 2018
Sarah Lahiff

Cambridge Story Competition: Winners Announced

Sarah Lahiff
Published 1 June 2018
Paul Driver
Tools

How can we use virtual reality in teacher training?

Paul Driver
Published 1 June 2018
Sarah Laughran
Insights
Linguistics

The New General Service List: A core vocabulary for EFL students and teachers

Sarah Laughran
Published 29 May 2018
Jade Blue
Tools

Visuals to support L2 learning

Jade Blue
Published 25 May 2018
Anne Burns
Techniques
Professional Development

The key issues in second language learning

Anne Burns
Published 23 May 2018
Bill Mascull
Techniques
Skills

Teaching Business English #3: The writer’s toolbox

Bill Mascull
Published 22 May 2018
Alessandra Jastes
Insights
Experiences

What I learned at the Better Learning Conference 2017

Alessandra Jastes
Published 18 May 2018
 Beena Anil
Tools

Using smartphones for English language learning in ELT

Beena Anil
Published 18 May 2018
Cristina Cabal
Insights
Linguistics

Take our interactive idioms quiz!

Cristina Cabal
Published 17 May 2018
Alan Maley
Techniques
Professional Development

Being creative in the classroom with Alan Maley

Alan Maley
Published 16 May 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

The importance of evaluating your teacher development programme

Sarah Longfield
Published 9 May 2018
Mike Astbury
Techniques
Skills

Find the truth classroom activity

Mike Astbury
Published 7 May 2018
Anne Robinson
Insights
Pedagogy

Activities to help young learners write sentences

Anne Robinson
Published 4 May 2018
Jade Blue
Insights
Linguistics

Different types of language used for EMI and CLIL programmes

Jade Blue
Published 4 May 2018
Anne Robinson
Techniques
Professional Development

Let’s engage young learners in writing - right from the start!

Anne Robinson
Published 4 May 2018
 Marcin Lewandowski
Techniques
Professional Development

Let it grow! Growth mindset in an EFL classroom

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 3 May 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

The importance of reflective teacher development programmes

Sarah Longfield
Published 2 May 2018
Sarah Laughran
Insights
Experiences

An interview with the UK’s first Global Teacher Prize Winner

Sarah Laughran
Published 1 May 2018
Robert Dobie
Tools

Five things to do with a pair of scissors

Robert Dobie
Published 30 April 2018
Jade Blue
Insights
Pedagogy

Little and often: bite-sized learning

Jade Blue
Published 26 April 2018
Leonardo Esperanca
Insights
Experiences

Five things you only learn when you start teaching

Leonardo Esperanca
Published 25 April 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

The importance of using teacher development programmes in-practice

Sarah Longfield
Published 25 April 2018
Sarah Laughran
Techniques
Professional Development

Five ideas for engaging low-level business English students

Sarah Laughran
Published 24 April 2018
Sarah Laughran
Tools

Teacher tips on using practice tests in class

Sarah Laughran
Published 23 April 2018
 Nailia Abdullina
Insights
Experiences

Assessing student progress

Nailia Abdullina
Published 21 April 2018
 Marcin Lewandowski
Techniques
Skills

What’s in a chunk? Enhancing vocabulary learning in the EFL classroom

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 19 April 2018
Betsy Parrish
Techniques
Skills

Addressing 21st century skills from the start

Betsy Parrish
Published 19 April 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

The importance of peer-collaborative teacher development programmes

Sarah Longfield
Published 18 April 2018
 Ben Knight
Techniques
Professional Development

The Cambridge Framework for Life Competencies: Free download

Ben Knight
Published 5 April 2018
Efi Tzouri
Insights
Experiences

The Hands Up Project Conference: Safe Classroom Environments

Efi Tzouri
Published 5 April 2018
Ana Tatsumi
Techniques
Professional Development

Teaching critical thinking in the language classroom

Ana Tatsumi
Published 4 April 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

Effective professional development: Principles and best practice – Free whitepaper

Sarah Longfield
Published 4 April 2018
Daniela Meyer
Tools

Podcasts in ELT

Daniela Meyer
Published 3 April 2018
Gaby Lawson
Techniques
Skills

Paraphrasing with Advanced Learners’ Dictionaries

Gaby Lawson
Published 31 March 2018
Robert Godwin-Jones
Tools

Using mobile devices in the language classroom #4: Best practices

Robert Godwin-Jones
Published 29 March 2018
Bill Mascull
Techniques
Language

Teaching Business English #2: Creating your own exercises

Bill Mascull
Published 29 March 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

The importance of sustained teacher development programmes

Sarah Longfield
Published 28 March 2018
Nick Bilbrough
Techniques
Professional Development

The Hands Up Project Conference: Performance in language learning

Nick Bilbrough
Published 27 March 2018
Sarah Laughran
Insights
Experiences

BBC's Caroline Wyatt on how language learning has been vital to her career

Sarah Laughran
Published 23 March 2018
Cleide Oliveira
Insights
Experiences

The importance of adapting activities to your teaching reality

Cleide Oliveira
Published 23 March 2018
Robert Godwin-Jones
Tools

Using mobile devices in the language classroom #3: Language skills

Robert Godwin-Jones
Published 23 March 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

The importance of needs-based teacher development programmes

Sarah Longfield
Published 21 March 2018
Henry Roux de Bézieux
Insights
Experiences

How would I like to learn English if I were a young French professional?

Henry Roux de Bézieux
Published 20 March 2018
Graham Burton
Techniques
Language

A different way of looking at levels of learning

Graham Burton
Published 19 March 2018
Luiz Rose
Tools

Digital Content in ELT – The Future is Now

Luiz Rose
Published 16 March 2018
Paul Driver
Tools

A tour of virtual reality resources and content creation tools

Paul Driver
Published 16 March 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

The importance of impactful teacher development programmes

Sarah Longfield
Published 14 March 2018
Robert Godwin-Jones
Tools

Using mobile devices in the language classroom #2: Getting started

Robert Godwin-Jones
Published 12 March 2018
Sarah Laughran
Insights
Experiences

Entrepreneur Nick Jenkins on learning Russian and how it has aided his career

Sarah Laughran
Published 9 March 2018
 Christina Cavage
Insights
Experiences

Moving on up #2: using blended learning in the classroom

Christina Cavage
Published 9 March 2018
Gregory Hadley
Insights
Experiences

Teacher and Learner Views on Language Textbooks

Gregory Hadley
Published 9 March 2018
Sarah Longfield
Techniques
Professional Development

Key principles for successful teacher development

Sarah Longfield
Published 6 March 2018
Sarah Lahiff

Cambridge Story Competition: Journey to the dream world by Yelizaveta

Sarah Lahiff
Published 6 March 2018
 Janelle Kolas
Techniques
Language

Spelling errors and learning activities

Janelle Kolas
Published 6 March 2018
Sarah Lahiff

Cambridge Story Competition: Meanie by Olena

Sarah Lahiff
Published 6 March 2018
Matthew Ellman
Insights
Experiences

Talks to look out for at IATEFL 2018

Matthew Ellman
Published 5 March 2018
Jess Hytner
Tools

Play the 'what could it be?' video guessing game!

Jess Hytner
Published 5 March 2018
 Marcin Lewandowski
Insights
Experiences

Vocabulary learning: enhancing memory in the EFL classroom

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 2 March 2018
Robert Godwin-Jones
Tools

Using mobile devices in the language classroom #1: Making the case

Robert Godwin-Jones
Published 2 March 2018
Sarah Laughran
Techniques
Professional Development

World Book Day competition winners

Sarah Laughran
Published 28 February 2018
 Christina Cavage
Techniques
Professional Development

Moving on up #1: using blended learning in the classroom

Christina Cavage
Published 27 February 2018
Bill Mascull
Techniques
Skills

Teaching Business English #1: The company words keep

Bill Mascull
Published 26 February 2018
Sarah Lahiff

Cambridge Story Competition: The sweet floor by Olesya

Sarah Lahiff
Published 26 February 2018
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Professional Development

Capturing the Teenage Brain: Insights into Secondary students’ learning and behaviour

Laura Sigsworth
Published 23 February 2018
Leonardo Esperanca
Techniques
Skills

What I Need to Know about Teaching English to Adolescents

Leonardo Esperanca
Published 22 February 2018
Michael McCarthy
Techniques
Language

Grammar and the teaching of conversation

Michael McCarthy
Published 22 February 2018
Sarah Laughran
Techniques
Professional Development

A celebration of books - World Book Day competition

Sarah Laughran
Published 21 February 2018
Andy Boon
Techniques
Skills

Understanding and planning for motivation

Andy Boon
Published 20 February 2018
Lulwa Bordcosh
Tools

Using Virtual Reality for Teacher Training & Development

Lulwa Bordcosh
Published 19 February 2018
Matthew Ellman
Insights
Experiences

Professor David Crystal can rap... what happened when I went to the English UK conference

Matthew Ellman
Published 16 February 2018
Michael McCarthy
Techniques
Language

No more ‘raining cats and dogs’? An informed approach to teaching English idioms

Michael McCarthy
Published 16 February 2018
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Language

Using role models to promote values in the teen classroom

Laura Sigsworth
Published 15 February 2018
Sarah Laughran
Techniques
Professional Development

What Teacher Development authors love about being a teacher educator

Sarah Laughran
Published 14 February 2018
Louisa Kiwana
Insights
Pedagogy

Current insights into student motivation and speaking: An interview with Dr. Claire Dembry

Louisa Kiwana
Published 13 February 2018
Laura Sigsworth
Tools

Class project: Instagram culture collage

Laura Sigsworth
Published 12 February 2018
Lulwa Bordcosh
Techniques
Professional Development

The Teacher’s Bag of Tips & Tricks Episode 2: Teaching Pronunciation

Lulwa Bordcosh
Published 9 February 2018
Jade Blue
Insights
Pedagogy

Using near-peer role models for language learning

Jade Blue
Published 8 February 2018
Sarah Laughran
Techniques
Professional Development

Incorporating online interaction in language teaching

Sarah Laughran
Published 7 February 2018
Laura Grimes
Insights
Linguistics

Investigating idioms in the Cambridge Learner Corpus

Laura Grimes
Published 5 February 2018
Clara Prado
Techniques
Professional Development

Dealing with peer pressure in a teenage classroom

Clara Prado
Published 2 February 2018
Cindy James
Insights
Experiences

Using technology in the language classroom: So what if I'm not tech-savvy?

Cindy James
Published 30 January 2018
Sarah Laughran
Techniques
Skills

Engaging learners in extensive reading

Sarah Laughran
Published 26 January 2018
Andrew Moffat
Insights
Linguistics

Mind the overlap!

Andrew Moffat
Published 26 January 2018
Paul Driver
Tools

How can we use Virtual Reality to teach English?

Paul Driver
Published 25 January 2018
Dr. Peter Watkins
Techniques
Professional Development

Developing critical reading skills with Dr. Peter Watkins

Dr. Peter Watkins
Published 24 January 2018
Ceri Jones
Techniques
Skills

An introduction to teaching speaking online - Part 2

Ceri Jones
Published 22 January 2018
Paul Driver
Tools

What is Virtual Reality?

Paul Driver
Published 22 January 2018
Lulwa Bordcosh
Tools

An argument for "auto" learning

Lulwa Bordcosh
Published 19 January 2018
Louisa Kiwana
Insights
Experiences

3 things I learnt at the Innovate EdTech Conference

Louisa Kiwana
Published 18 January 2018
Lulwa Bordcosh
Tools

Using Virtual Reality in the ESL Classroom

Lulwa Bordcosh
Published 17 January 2018
Dr. Peter Watkins
Techniques
Professional Development

Digital reading versus print texts with Dr. Peter Watkins

Dr. Peter Watkins
Published 16 January 2018
Cindy James
Insights
Pedagogy

Engaging reluctant readers

Cindy James
Published 16 January 2018
Rachel Jeffries
Techniques
Skills

Emotions in the classroom

Rachel Jeffries
Published 12 January 2018
Sarah Laughran
Insights
Experiences

Extensive reading in ELT: Why and how? Free whitepaper

Sarah Laughran
Published 12 January 2018
Ceri Jones
Techniques
Skills

An introduction to teaching speaking online - Part 1

Ceri Jones
Published 11 January 2018
Lulwa Bordcosh
Techniques
Professional Development

The Teacher’s Bag of Tips & Tricks Episode 1: Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Lulwa Bordcosh
Published 9 January 2018
Jade Blue
Techniques
Professional Development

Reading Skills: Promoting Strategic Reading

Jade Blue
Published 8 January 2018
Michael McCarthy
Insights
Linguistics

Why good language teachers should take collocations seriously

Michael McCarthy
Published 4 January 2018
Dr. Peter Watkins
Techniques
Professional Development

Preparing learners for reading with Dr. Peter Watkins

Dr. Peter Watkins
Published 3 January 2018
Sarah Laughran
Techniques
Professional Development

A round-up of our favourite World of Better Learning articles from 2017

Sarah Laughran
Published 21 December 2017
Jade Blue
Techniques
Professional Development

Supporting learners with Specific Learning Difficulties: learn how I teach or teach how I learn?

Jade Blue
Published 21 December 2017
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

Take part in group problem solving with Jack C. Richards

Jack Richards
Published 20 December 2017
 Anissa Khaldi
Techniques
Skills

The importance of input in the ELT classroom

Anissa Khaldi
Published 19 December 2017
Mike Astbury
Techniques
Skills

Future time clauses classroom activity

Mike Astbury
Published 18 December 2017
Cristina Cabal
Insights
Linguistics

Take our word of the year quiz!

Cristina Cabal
Published 15 December 2017
Varinder Unlu
Techniques
Skills

Tips for helping students' concentration and focus

Varinder Unlu
Published 15 December 2017
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

Learn how to engage in critical reflection with Jack C. Richards

Jack Richards
Published 12 December 2017
Mike Astbury
Techniques
Language

Drawing Phrasal Verbs

Mike Astbury
Published 12 December 2017
Varinder Unlu
Techniques
Skills

Managing disruptive behaviour in the classroom

Varinder Unlu
Published 11 December 2017
Scott Thornbury
Techniques
Professional Development

Scott Thornbury and his 30 Language Teaching Methods

Scott Thornbury
Published 6 December 2017
Jess Hytner
Insights
Experiences

Teacher interview: A spotlight on speaking

Jess Hytner
Published 30 November 2017
Chris Ozog
Insights
Linguistics

All my students live in mansions

Chris Ozog
Published 29 November 2017
Michael McCarthy
Insights
Linguistics

Why should we teach phrasal verbs?

Michael McCarthy
Published 28 November 2017
Mark Hancock
Insights
Linguistics

Replacing 'th': The reverse lisp

Mark Hancock
Published 28 November 2017
Mark Hancock
Insights
Linguistics

Twang: the variability of vowels across accents

Mark Hancock
Published 24 November 2017
James Freeman
Techniques
Skills

Variety is the key to motivating speaking activities

James Freeman
Published 23 November 2017
Louanne Piccolo
Insights
Experiences

Top tips for teaching teens in the EFL classroom

Louanne Piccolo
Published 22 November 2017
Louanne Piccolo
Tools

Using graded readers to teach grammar

Louanne Piccolo
Published 20 November 2017
Mark Ibbotson
Insights
Experiences

What scares you more - speaking in L2 or a jujitsu fight?

Mark Ibbotson
Published 17 November 2017
Mark Hancock
Insights
Linguistics

Accent creep: How the way we speak evolves over time

Mark Hancock
Published 16 November 2017
Varinder Unlu
Techniques
Professional Development

How to create an inclusive classroom environment

Varinder Unlu
Published 15 November 2017
Luiz Dentelo
Insights
Experiences

What does success look like? Evaluating success for language learners in the 21st century

Luiz Dentelo
Published 13 November 2017
Mark Hancock
Insights
Linguistics

Either will do: Trivial pronunciation debates

Mark Hancock
Published 7 November 2017
Varinder Unlu
Techniques
Skills

Supporting students with specific learning differences

Varinder Unlu
Published 4 November 2017
Varinder Unlu
Techniques
Skills

Specific learning difficulties - how can they affect your students?

Varinder Unlu
Published 3 November 2017
David Valente
Techniques
Skills

Using stories to 'reach and teach' primary learners with dyslexia

David Valente
Published 1 November 2017
Koki Shimazu
Insights
Experiences

Visualising grammar in use

Koki Shimazu
Published 27 October 2017
Nicola Linde Ruiz
Tools

Starting a book club with your class

Nicola Linde Ruiz
Published 26 October 2017
Martin Parrott
Techniques
Professional Development

How to research the impact of teaching grammar in your classroom

Martin Parrott
Published 25 October 2017
Jess Hytner
Techniques
Skills

Image-based projects to raise global awareness

Jess Hytner
Published 24 October 2017
Koki Shimazu
Insights
Experiences

Learning and teaching English grammar

Koki Shimazu
Published 23 October 2017
Nik Peachey
Tools

6 tools and tips for taking control of your teacher development

Nik Peachey
Published 19 October 2017
Philip Kerr
Techniques
Professional Development

Developing learners’ grammatical awareness through translation

Philip Kerr
Published 18 October 2017
Koki Shimazu
Insights
Experiences

Motivating students to study grammar

Koki Shimazu
Published 17 October 2017
 Lydia Stavropoulou
Insights
Pedagogy

The psychotherapy of the educator as a tool for teaching

Lydia Stavropoulou
Published 17 October 2017
Robert Dobie
Tools

8 magical ideas for using Harry Potter for grammar practice

Robert Dobie
Published 16 October 2017
Robert Dobie
Techniques
Skills

A simple blueprint for making creative ESL worksheets

Robert Dobie
Published 13 October 2017
Penny Ur
Techniques
Professional Development

Providing effective grammar practice for learners

Penny Ur
Published 11 October 2017
Robert Dobie
Techniques
Professional Development

5 great reasons to extend activities

Robert Dobie
Published 10 October 2017
Tereza Sekiya
Insights
Pedagogy

No kidding! Teaching kids is serious business!

Tereza Sekiya
Published 6 October 2017
Alcione Tavares
Techniques
Language

Some Ideas to avoid L1 interference

Alcione Tavares
Published 6 October 2017
Nik Peachey
Tools

4 Tasks and 4 Tools for Creating Digital Narrative

Nik Peachey
Published 5 October 2017
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

Helping learners develop grammatical accuracy, fluency and complexity

Jack Richards
Published 4 October 2017
Graham Burton
Insights
Linguistics

What is grammar?

Graham Burton
Published 3 October 2017
 Sophie Harnett
Techniques
Skills

Get Your Teens Writing Creatively #2: Activities and ideas

Sophie Harnett
Published 28 September 2017
Scott Thornbury
Techniques
Professional Development

About Language activity #4: Spoken interaction

Scott Thornbury
Published 27 September 2017
 Sophie Harnett
Techniques
Skills

Get your teens writing creatively #1: Top Tips

Sophie Harnett
Published 26 September 2017
Dr Claire Dembry
Insights
Linguistics

Spoken English – what do we know? How do we know it?

Dr Claire Dembry
Published 25 September 2017
Scott Thornbury
Techniques
Professional Development

About Language activity #3: Modals

Scott Thornbury
Published 20 September 2017
Louanne Piccolo
Insights
Experiences

Activities for extensive writing in the EFL classroom

Louanne Piccolo
Published 20 September 2017
Koki Shimazu
Insights
Experiences

The value of a good grammar reference book

Koki Shimazu
Published 18 September 2017
David Valente
Tools

Using apps in the primary classroom

David Valente
Published 18 September 2017
Nik Peachey
Tools

Creating Mobile Worksheets with QR Codes

Nik Peachey
Published 14 September 2017
Scott Thornbury
Techniques
Professional Development

About Language activity #2: Lexical aspect

Scott Thornbury
Published 13 September 2017
Anne Robinson
Techniques
Assessment

Helping young learners to get the picture #2: movers

Anne Robinson
Published 12 September 2017
Anne Robinson
Techniques
Assessment

Helping young learners to get the picture #1: starters

Anne Robinson
Published 11 September 2017
Anne Robinson
Techniques
Assessment

Helping young learners to get the picture #3: flyers - spotting the story

Anne Robinson
Published 11 September 2017
Cristina Cabal
Techniques
Skills

American versus British English spelling

Cristina Cabal
Published 8 September 2017
Scott Thornbury
Techniques
Professional Development

About Language activity #1: Corpus data

Scott Thornbury
Published 6 September 2017
Ana Tatsumi
Techniques
Skills

21st century skills: are we asking the right questions?

Ana Tatsumi
Published 5 September 2017
 Claire Croal
Techniques
Skills

Helping your students develop literacy in English

Claire Croal
Published 5 September 2017
Luiz Rose
Techniques
Professional Development

Some ideas on how to become a more effective teacher

Luiz Rose
Published 4 September 2017
Matt Norton
Techniques
Language

Chips and fish: word order in English collocations

Matt Norton
Published 31 August 2017
Steven Gershon
Techniques
Professional Development

Evolving an approach to presentation skills - part 2

Steven Gershon
Published 28 August 2017
Lauren Ward
Insights
Experiences

Multilingualism on the pitch: An interview with Petr Čech

Lauren Ward
Published 24 August 2017
Robbie Love
Insights
Linguistics

He for She: Language and Gender in Present Day English

Robbie Love
Published 24 August 2017
Steven Gershon
Techniques
Skills

Evolving an approach to presentation skills - part 1

Steven Gershon
Published 23 August 2017
Lauren Ward
Insights
Experiences

Frank Turner on languages and lyrics

Lauren Ward
Published 18 August 2017
Henry Roux de Bézieux
Insights
Experiences

Flipped Classrooms: Smooth and happy training machines?

Henry Roux de Bézieux
Published 16 August 2017
Matt Norton
Insights
Linguistics

Mansplaining, Chillax and Brexit: Blended words in English

Matt Norton
Published 15 August 2017
Louanne Piccolo
Tools

Activities for graded readers and extensive reading in the EFL classroom

Louanne Piccolo
Published 14 August 2017
Caroline Thiriau
Techniques
Language

5 factors for successful speaking practice

Caroline Thiriau
Published 11 August 2017
 Greg Archer
Techniques
Assessment

An introduction to IELTS #1: the Writing Task - part 1

Greg Archer
Published 10 August 2017
Chris Ozog
Insights
Experiences

"I don't have an accent!" said Alison from Sussex

Chris Ozog
Published 7 August 2017
Gabrielle Palin
Insights
Experiences

Adam Crafton on language learning, journalism and sport

Gabrielle Palin
Published 3 August 2017
Ana Tatsumi
Insights
Pedagogy

Blended Learning: decisions, decisions, decisions

Ana Tatsumi
Published 2 August 2017
Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat
Techniques
Language

30 phrasal verbs often used in business meetings and small talk

Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat
Published 1 August 2017
Natilly Macartney
Techniques
Skills

Sustainability in business

Natilly Macartney
Published 31 July 2017
Tereza Sekiya
Techniques
Professional Development

Leadership for Learning

Tereza Sekiya
Published 31 July 2017
Andrew Moffat
Insights
Pedagogy

Researching online communication - a call for participants

Andrew Moffat
Published 25 July 2017
Clara Prado
Insights
Experiences

Being a private English teacher in Brazil

Clara Prado
Published 24 July 2017
 Lawrence J Zwier
Techniques
Professional Development

Do ELT teachers get enough professional development?

Lawrence J Zwier
Published 20 July 2017
Natilly Macartney
Techniques
Skills

Writing business emails in English

Natilly Macartney
Published 19 July 2017
Chris Bentley
Techniques
Language

How to... teach clause elements

Chris Bentley
Published 13 July 2017
 Liane Grainger
Insights
Experiences

What I learned at the Better Learning Conference day 3: Life competences in education

Liane Grainger
Published 12 July 2017
Caroline Thiriau
Insights
Experiences

What I learned from the Better Learning conference day 2: Technology

Caroline Thiriau
Published 11 July 2017
 Jo Timerick
Insights
Experiences

What I learned at the Better Learning conference day 1: Leadership

Jo Timerick
Published 10 July 2017
Jess Hytner
Tools

Fancy a game of corpus tennis?

Jess Hytner
Published 7 July 2017
Brad Bawtinheimer
Insights
Experiences

Technology in the modern classroom

Brad Bawtinheimer
Published 6 July 2017
Natilly Macartney
Techniques
Skills

The great debate

Natilly Macartney
Published 3 July 2017
Matt Norton
Insights
Linguistics

Americanisms in British English

Matt Norton
Published 3 July 2017
Vanessa Pasini
Insights
Pedagogy

Cambridge Papers #6: What's new in ELT besides technology?

Vanessa Pasini
Published 30 June 2017
 Graham Skerritt
Insights
Pedagogy

Blended Learning Myth #3: learning online is isolating

Graham Skerritt
Published 29 June 2017
 Graham Skerritt
Insights
Pedagogy

Blended Learning Myth #2: the teacher's role is less central

Graham Skerritt
Published 28 June 2017
Caroline Thiriau
Insights
Pedagogy

Blended Learning Myth #1: 'digital natives' are happy to work online

Caroline Thiriau
Published 27 June 2017
 Cheryl Rao
Techniques
Skills

Encouraging children to write

Cheryl Rao
Published 23 June 2017
 Beena Menon
Techniques
Professional Development

A spotlight on teacher development

Beena Menon
Published 23 June 2017
 Simon Bradbury
Techniques
Professional Development

Cambridge's new creation: The Cambridge English Digital Framework for Language Teachers

Simon Bradbury
Published 21 June 2017
Natilly Macartney
Techniques
Skills

Writing a business plan in English

Natilly Macartney
Published 20 June 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
Dr Claire Dembry
Insights
Experiences

10 days in China: A researcher's diary

Dr Claire Dembry
Published 12 June 2017
Norma Dávila
Techniques
Assessment

Assessing Creativity: Thinking outside the box

Norma Dávila
Published 9 June 2017
 Lottie Payne
Insights
Experiences

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

Lottie Payne
Published 5 June 2017
Lauren Ward
Insights
Experiences

From Lagos to Devon: Victor Ubogu on culture shocks

Lauren Ward
Published 1 June 2017
Natilly Macartney
Techniques
Skills

Writing an English CV for the UK

Natilly Macartney
Published 1 June 2017
Gabrielle Palin
Insights
Experiences

Exploiting digital tools to teach languages to refugees

Gabrielle Palin
Published 31 May 2017
Rebecca Hill
Insights
Experiences

Brainwaves from Barcelona: A reflection on Innovate ELT 2017

Rebecca Hill
Published 26 May 2017
Karen Saxby
Tools

Using a picture to prepare for Cambridge English: Young Learners

Karen Saxby
Published 25 May 2017
Lauren Ward
Insights
Experiences

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

Lauren Ward
Published 24 May 2017
Peter Lucantoni
Techniques
Skills

Speaking skills #1: What do the experts say?

Peter Lucantoni
Published 17 May 2017
Louanne Piccolo
Tools

How can teachers encourage learning by using technology in the classroom?

Louanne Piccolo
Published 16 May 2017
Lauren Ward
Insights
Experiences

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

Lauren Ward
Published 15 May 2017
Natilly Macartney
Insights
Experiences

A new adventure teaching English in Austria

Natilly Macartney
Published 10 May 2017
Jess Hytner
Insights
Experiences

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

Jess Hytner
Published 8 May 2017
Agustina Savini
Tools

#Instaclass: 8 ideas for using Instagram in the classroom

Agustina Savini
Published 4 May 2017
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Professional Development

THiNK Thursday #4: Incorporating values into the teen classroom

Laura Sigsworth
Published 4 May 2017
Herbert Puchta
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Herbert Puchta
Published 2 May 2017
Lauren Ward
Insights
Experiences

State of Teacher Development 2017 #1: Do you feel supported by your institution?

Lauren Ward
Published 1 May 2017
Colin Sage
Techniques
Language

Craft projects for grammar practice with young learners

Colin Sage
Published 28 April 2017
Lauren Ward
Insights
Experiences

Strictly Language Learning with the Stars: Bruno Tonioli on communicating in different languages

Lauren Ward
Published 26 April 2017
Daniela Meyer
Tools

How are corpus-informed materials different?

Daniela Meyer
Published 24 April 2017
Olivia Goodman
Insights
Experiences

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

Olivia Goodman
Published 21 April 2017
Laura Sigsworth
Tools

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

Laura Sigsworth
Published 19 April 2017
Lauren Ward
Insights
Experiences

From Toulon with Love: Jonny Wilkinson on language learning

Lauren Ward
Published 19 April 2017
Mary Currie
Insights
Experiences

Professional development: A blog on mentoring

Mary Currie
Published 13 April 2017
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Professional Development

THiNK Thursday #1: First day of class activities - getting to know your students

Laura Sigsworth
Published 13 April 2017
Luciana Senna
Techniques
Assessment

Assessing speaking: can it be easier?

Luciana Senna
Published 13 April 2017
Alcione Tavares
Insights
Experiences

What is Global Competence in ELT?

Alcione Tavares
Published 13 April 2017
Luiz Rose
Tools

Embracing Technology: Some tips for teachers

Luiz Rose
Published 12 April 2017
Ben Goldstein
Techniques
Professional Development

Global Competence in ELT #3: Using video

Ben Goldstein
Published 8 March 2017
Ben Goldstein
Techniques
Professional Development

Global Competence in ELT #2: Using an image

Ben Goldstein
Published 28 February 2017
Maiza Fatureto
Techniques
Professional Development

Motivating L2 learners and teachers through vision

Maiza Fatureto
Published 23 February 2017
Dr Claire Dembry
Insights
Experiences

Our latest research project: what motivates students to learn?

Dr Claire Dembry
Published 23 February 2017
Maiza Fatureto
Techniques
Skills

The Sunset Approach: getting teenage learners to read

Maiza Fatureto
Published 21 February 2017
Laura Grimes
Insights
Linguistics

Love in the Time of Corpora

Laura Grimes
Published 9 February 2017
Joe Tearle
Insights
Experiences

Welcome to your World of Better Learning

Joe Tearle
Published 9 February 2017
Abby Kaplan
Insights
Linguistics

“Uptalk” in English: Myth and Fact

Abby Kaplan
Published 27 January 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
K. Lynn Savage
Tools

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

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

Reading charts, graphs and tables

Donna Price
Published 25 January 2017
Ben Goldstein
Techniques
Skills

Global Competence in ELT #1: An Introduction

Ben Goldstein
Published 20 January 2017
Natilly Macartney
Insights
Pedagogy

The Development of Young Learners' Reading Skills #2

Natilly Macartney
Published 12 January 2017
Natilly Macartney
Insights
Pedagogy

The Development of Young Learners’ Reading Skills #1

Natilly Macartney
Published 9 January 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
Robbie Love
Insights
Linguistics

Women now use the f-word as much as men

Robbie Love
Published 15 November 2016
Laura Grimes
Insights
Linguistics

What are the scariest words in the English Language?

Laura Grimes
Published 29 October 2016
Gretchen Bitterlin
Techniques
Skills

Three steps to build skills in responding to others

Gretchen Bitterlin
Published 15 September 2016
K. Lynn Savage
Techniques
Language

Three Activities to Promote Citing Evidence

K. Lynn Savage
Published 15 September 2016
Dennis Johnson
Techniques
Professional Development

Building discussion skills in the classroom

Dennis Johnson
Published 15 September 2016
Lauren Ward
Tools

Olympic sport vocabulary quiz!

Lauren Ward
Published 7 September 2016
 Sue Leather
Tools

Creative Learning and Teaching with Readers

Sue Leather
Published 11 August 2016
Natilly Macartney
Tools

Ideas for an Olympics-themed class

Natilly Macartney
Published 29 July 2016
 socialmedia
Insights
Linguistics

Sensational sagas and footballing flops - an analysis of language of Euro 2016

socialmedia
Published 11 July 2016
 Marcin Lewandowski
Insights
Pedagogy

Vive la (online) Collaboration - a tale of how two (virtual) heads are better than one

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 6 July 2016
Hayo Reinders
Insights
Pedagogy

Understanding and encouraging willingness to communicate in the classroom #3

Hayo Reinders
Published 10 June 2016
Hayo Reinders
Insights
Pedagogy

Understanding and Encouraging Willingness to Communicate in the Language Classroom #2

Hayo Reinders
Published 1 June 2016
 Marek Jagucki
Insights
Experiences

Developing the Guess What! characters

Marek Jagucki
Published 26 May 2016
Olivia Goodman
Insights
Linguistics

Language research ambassadors get a great reception

Olivia Goodman
Published 13 May 2016
Hayo Reinders
Insights
Pedagogy

Understanding and Encouraging Willingness to Communicate in the Language Classroom #1

Hayo Reinders
Published 11 May 2016
 Marcin Lewandowski
Techniques
Assessment

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

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 28 April 2016
 Marcin Lewandowski
Techniques
Assessment

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

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 27 April 2016
Deirdre Cijffers
Insights
Experiences

How was your IATEFL?

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 25 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 #3: Questions Teachers Should Ask

Hayo Reinders
Published 14 April 2016
Hayo Reinders
Insights
Pedagogy

Innovation In Language Teaching #4: Autonomy And Multimedia

Hayo Reinders
Published 8 April 2016
Hayo Reinders
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Hayo Reinders
Published 6 April 2016
Sarah Mortimer
Techniques
Professional Development

Supporting Spelling: strategies for helping weaker spellers

Sarah Mortimer
Published 5 April 2016
Anne Robinson
Tools

Paraphrasing in the Cambridge English: Young Learners Tests

Anne Robinson
Published 4 April 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #9 – Evaluating performance on speaking activities

Jack Richards
Published 1 April 2016
Anne Robinson
Tools

Creative paraphrasing

Anne Robinson
Published 21 March 2016
 Clare Jones
Techniques
Language

Five Ideas for Connecting Reading and Writing in the ESL Classroom

Clare Jones
Published 19 March 2016
 Susannah Reed
Techniques
Skills

A virtual adventure – visualisation activity

Susannah Reed
Published 18 March 2016
Liz Dale
Techniques
Professional Development

Aiming high with CLIL #2

Liz Dale
Published 17 March 2016
Liz Dale
Techniques
Professional Development

Aiming high with CLIL #1

Liz Dale
Published 16 March 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #8: Teaching talk as performance

Jack Richards
Published 11 March 2016
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Professional Development

Trips and tips... Paris and Blended Learning

Gary Anderson
Published 9 March 2016
Anne Robinson
Tools

Paraphrasing – a useful, real-life skill

Anne Robinson
Published 8 March 2016
Cindy James
Insights
Experiences

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

Cindy James
Published 7 March 2016
Penny Ur
Techniques
Professional Development

100 Teaching Tips: two tips on teacher talk

Penny Ur
Published 4 March 2016
Penny Ur
Techniques
Professional Development

100 Teaching Tips - Two tips on setting homework

Penny Ur
Published 1 March 2016
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Skills

Two games for your young learners!

Alastair Horne
Published 24 February 2016
Natilly Macartney
Tools

Selfies in the classroom

Natilly Macartney
Published 22 February 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #7 – Teaching talk as transaction

Jack Richards
Published 15 February 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #6 – Teaching talk as interaction

Jack Richards
Published 10 February 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #5 – Talk as performance

Jack Richards
Published 9 February 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #4 – Talk as transaction

Jack Richards
Published 8 February 2016
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Language

Using photos in the classroom #9 – Elaborate adjectives and congratulations to our winner!

Alastair Horne
Published 5 February 2016
K. Lynn Savage
Insights
Experiences

Do Instructional Materials align with CCRS?

K. Lynn Savage
Published 4 February 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #3 - Talk as interaction (ii)

Jack Richards
Published 3 February 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #2 - Styles and functions of speaking; talk as interaction (i)

Jack Richards
Published 2 February 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching speaking #1 - Conversational routines

Jack Richards
Published 1 February 2016
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
 Susannah Reed
Tools

Guess What! - Behind the Scenes #5 - A classroom treasure hunt

Susannah Reed
Published 26 January 2016
 Susannah Reed
Insights
Experiences

Guess What! - Behind the Scenes #4 Susannah Reed interview (iii) - Stories in class

Susannah Reed
Published 22 January 2016
 Susannah Reed
Insights
Experiences

Guess What! - Behind the Scenes #3 Susannah Reed interview (ii) - Stories and challenges

Susannah Reed
Published 21 January 2016
 Susannah Reed
Insights
Experiences

Guess What! - Behind the Scenes #2 Susannah Reed interview (i) - Characters and stories

Susannah Reed
Published 20 January 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #6 – Listening as Acquisition

Jack Richards
Published 19 January 2016
 Melissa Bryant
Insights
Experiences

Guess What! - Behind the Scenes #1 Visual literacy

Melissa Bryant
Published 18 January 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #5 – Listening Strategies

Jack Richards
Published 15 January 2016
 Marcin Lewandowski and Liz Asadi
Insights
Experiences

Better together - maximising language use

Marcin Lewandowski and Liz Asadi
Published 14 January 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #4 – Teaching top-down processing

Jack Richards
Published 13 January 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #3 – Top-down processing

Jack Richards
Published 11 January 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #2 - Bottom-up processing

Jack Richards
Published 8 January 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Teaching listening #1 - Listening as comprehension

Jack Richards
Published 7 January 2016
Cindy James
Insights
Pedagogy

Teacher Research 2015 #3: Getting started

Cindy James
Published 6 January 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Jack Richards
Published 5 January 2016
Gary Anderson
Insights
Experiences

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

Gary Anderson
Published 4 January 2016
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and performance #13 - Professionalism

Jack Richards
Published 24 December 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Jack Richards
Published 23 December 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and performance #11 - Theorizing from practice

Jack Richards
Published 22 December 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and performance #10 - Pedagogical reasoning skills

Jack Richards
Published 21 December 2015
 Urs Kalberer
Techniques
Professional Development

Fostering creativity and fluency with roleplays

Urs Kalberer
Published 17 December 2015
Alastair Horne
Tools

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

Alastair Horne
Published 16 December 2015
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Skills

Seasonal small talk

Alastair Horne
Published 14 December 2015
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Jack Richards
Published 11 December 2015
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Jack Richards
Published 9 December 2015
Natilly Macartney
Insights
Pedagogy

Festive vocabulary activities

Natilly Macartney
Published 8 December 2015
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Jack Richards
Published 7 December 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and Performance #6 - Contextual Knowledge

Jack Richards
Published 3 December 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Competence and Performance #5 - Teaching skills

Jack Richards
Published 2 December 2015
 Jeanne Lambert
Techniques
Professional Development

Correct less, teach more - Some advice for providing written corrective feedback

Jeanne Lambert
Published 1 December 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Jack Richards
Published 28 November 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Jack Richards
Published 27 November 2015
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

Competence and Performance #2 - The language proficiency factor

Jack Richards
Published 25 November 2015
Jack Richards
Techniques
Professional Development

Competence and Performance in Language Teaching #1 - Introduction

Jack Richards
Published 24 November 2015
Anne Robinson
Tools

Moving and Flying with your coursebook # 2: Using texts

Anne Robinson
Published 23 November 2015
Jessica Williams
Techniques
Professional Development

Strategic reading in the classroom

Jessica Williams
Published 20 November 2015
Liz Dale
Tools

Online Collaboration in CLIL

Liz Dale
Published 18 November 2015
Gary Anderson
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Gary Anderson
Published 17 November 2015
Geraldine Mark
Tools

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

Geraldine Mark
Published 16 November 2015
Natilly Macartney
Tools

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

Natilly Macartney
Published 13 November 2015
Geraldine Mark
Techniques
Language

Introducing the English Grammar Profile #1 - Building the profile

Geraldine Mark
Published 11 November 2015
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Alastair Horne
Published 9 November 2015
Alastair Horne
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #7 - Inspiration

Alastair Horne
Published 6 November 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Moving beyond the plateau: some conclusions

Jack Richards
Published 3 November 2015
Raymond Murphy
Insights
Experiences

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

Raymond Murphy
Published 2 November 2015
Anne Robinson
Tools

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

Anne Robinson
Published 29 October 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

When learner talk lacks the characteristics of natural speech

Jack Richards
Published 28 October 2015
 Marcin Lewandowski
Insights
Pedagogy

Free your mind - a quest for unhindered communication

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 27 October 2015
Raymond Murphy
Insights
Experiences

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

Raymond Murphy
Published 26 October 2015
Donna Price
Techniques
Skills

5 Easy Ways to Integrate Soft Skills in your Class

Donna Price
Published 22 October 2015
Claire Egmore and Kathryn Davies
Tools

5 ways to use video in the classroom

Claire Egmore and Kathryn Davies
Published 22 October 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

When learners have a limited vocabulary range - part 2

Jack Richards
Published 21 October 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Experiences

When learners have a limited vocabulary range - part 1

Jack Richards
Published 20 October 2015
Raymond Murphy
Insights
Experiences

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

Raymond Murphy
Published 19 October 2015
Alastair Horne
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #6: making mistakes

Alastair Horne
Published 18 October 2015
Gary Anderson
Insights
Pedagogy

Trips and Tips: Czech Republic and…. CLIL

Gary Anderson
Published 17 October 2015
 Jeanne Lambert
Techniques
Language

3 ways to help advanced EAP students develop their academic voice

Jeanne Lambert
Published 15 October 2015
Donna Price
Techniques
Professional Development

Getting Students Ready for the Workplace: strategies to integrate soft skills in your class

Donna Price
Published 13 October 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Jack Richards
Published 7 October 2015
Jack Richards
Techniques
Pedagogy

Key Issues in Language Teaching #4: teaching as improvisation

Jack Richards
Published 6 October 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Jack Richards
Published 5 October 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Jack Richards
Published 4 October 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Jack Richards
Published 3 October 2015
Laura Patsko
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Laura Patsko
Published 30 September 2015
Laura Patsko
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Laura Patsko
Published 28 September 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Fluency versus complexity #2 - during and after the activity

Jack Richards
Published 2 September 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Fluency versus complexity

Jack Richards
Published 1 September 2015
 Laura Ironside
Techniques
Professional Development

Top Tips for New Teachers #7 - Laura Ironside

Laura Ironside
Published 28 August 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Bridging the gap between receptive and productive competence

Jack Richards
Published 27 August 2015
Jack Richards
Insights
Pedagogy

Moving beyond the plateau: from lower-intermediate to upper-intermediate

Jack Richards
Published 26 August 2015
 Urs Kalberer
Techniques
Skills

All by yourself: monologues in elementary speaking

Urs Kalberer
Published 24 August 2015
Deirdre Cijffers
Insights
Experiences

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

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 20 August 2015
 Sabina Ostrowska
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Sabina Ostrowska
Published 19 August 2015
 Sabina Ostrowska
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Sabina Ostrowska
Published 18 August 2015
Laura Sigsworth
Insights
Pedagogy

The importance of world knowledge to the ELT classroom #1 - Why do students need it?

Laura Sigsworth
Published 17 August 2015
Claire Egmore and Kathryn Davies
Techniques
Professional Development

Top tips for new teachers #6 - First-day activities with a focus!

Claire Egmore and Kathryn Davies
Published 14 August 2015
Deirdre Cijffers
Insights
Experiences

The (not so) dark side of being a teacher

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 12 August 2015
Alastair Horne
Tools

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

Alastair Horne
Published 11 August 2015
Deirdre Cijffers
Insights
Experiences

So, you want to be an English teacher?

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 7 August 2015
 Rachel Daw
Techniques
Professional Development

Top Tips for New Teachers #5 - Rachel Daw

Rachel Daw
Published 30 July 2015
Laura Patsko
Techniques
Language

Minimal pairs with minimal effort

Laura Patsko
Published 29 July 2015
Laura Patsko
Techniques
Language

Ten Top Tips for Teaching Pronunciation with Laura Patsko - #2

Laura Patsko
Published 27 July 2015
 Marcin Lewandowski
Techniques
Professional Development

The invisible gorilla: making the visible perceptible #2

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 24 July 2015
Laura Patsko
Techniques
Language

Ten Top Tips for Teaching Pronunciation with Laura Patsko - #1

Laura Patsko
Published 22 July 2015
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Assessment

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

Gary Anderson
Published 20 July 2015
 Rachel Daw
Techniques
Professional Development

Top Tips for New Teachers #4 - Rachel Daw

Rachel Daw
Published 17 July 2015
Alastair Horne
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #4 – Verbs

Alastair Horne
Published 15 July 2015
 Urs Kalberer
Techniques
Skills

Writing together – collaborative writing tasks for elementary learners

Urs Kalberer
Published 13 July 2015
 Marcin Lewandowski
Techniques
Language

The invisible gorilla: making the visible perceptible #1

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 10 July 2015
Anna Ostrovsky
Techniques
Professional Development

How to land a job as a non-native speaker teacher in three simple steps

Anna Ostrovsky
Published 8 July 2015
 Helena Tunysova
Tools

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

Helena Tunysova
Published 6 July 2015
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Professional Development

Top Tips for New Teachers #3 - Laura Sigsworth

Laura Sigsworth
Published 3 July 2015
 Urs Kalberer
Techniques
Skills

Controlled and guided writing tasks for beginners, Part 2 – practice makes perfect

Urs Kalberer
Published 26 June 2015
Alastair Horne
Tools

Five top tips for using video with your learners

Alastair Horne
Published 25 June 2015
Laura Sigsworth
Techniques
Professional Development

Top Tips for New Teachers #2 - Laura Sigsworth

Laura Sigsworth
Published 18 June 2015
 Urs Kalberer
Techniques
Skills

Controlled and guided writing tasks for beginners, Part 1

Urs Kalberer
Published 16 June 2015
Liz Dale
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Liz Dale
Published 12 June 2015
Liz Dale
Techniques
Professional Development

Brain-friendly CLIL #2 - Challenge

Liz Dale
Published 11 June 2015
 Lucija Dacic
Tools

Using photos in the classroom #2 – inspiring role play

Lucija Dacic
Published 9 June 2015
 Marcin Lewandowski
Insights
Pedagogy

Assessment in an ESOL classroom

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 8 June 2015
Simon Wright
Techniques
Professional Development

Top tips for new teachers #1 - Simon Wright

Simon Wright
Published 4 June 2015
 Rachel Daw
Insights
Experiences

My CELTA experience: an intense, exhilarating and enlightening course.

Rachel Daw
Published 2 June 2015
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

My first class: looking back at my experiences

Alastair Horne
Published 1 June 2015
Karen Elliott
Techniques
Language

Phonics for young language learners

Karen Elliott
Published 26 May 2015
 Stephanie Reaume
Insights
Pedagogy

Questioning in the Classroom: Breaking the question, answer, feedback cycle

Stephanie Reaume
Published 26 May 2015
Alastair Horne
Tools

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

Alastair Horne
Published 19 May 2015
 Liz Robinson
Techniques
Professional Development

Can you rise to the teaching challenge?

Liz Robinson
Published 18 May 2015
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

An interview with Silvana Richardson #3: Moving away from the idea of the non-native speaker

Alastair Horne
Published 15 May 2015
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

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

Alastair Horne
Published 14 May 2015
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

An interview with Silvana Richardson #1: Adding the dimension of the teacher's knowledge

Alastair Horne
Published 13 May 2015
 Stephanie Reaume
Insights
Experiences

The Primary Years Programme in the ELT classroom

Stephanie Reaume
Published 6 May 2015
 Hada Litim
Insights
Experiences

So who’s going to lead Equity in ELT?

Hada Litim
Published 5 May 2015
Liz Dale
Techniques
Professional Development

Brain-friendly CLIL #1

Liz Dale
Published 28 April 2015
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Gary Anderson
Published 24 April 2015
 Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter
Techniques
Professional Development

What next for multilingual education?

Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter
Published 24 April 2015
Herbert Puchta
Techniques
Professional Development

Developing young learners’ thinking skills #5 – Combining the teaching of thinking and language

Herbert Puchta
Published 16 April 2015
Herbert Puchta
Techniques
Professional Development

Developing young learners' thinking skills #4 – Multiple intelligences

Herbert Puchta
Published 15 April 2015
Herbert Puchta
Techniques
Professional Development

Developing young learners' thinking skills #3 – Story thinking

Herbert Puchta
Published 14 April 2015
Philip Kerr
Techniques
Language

Making the most of L1 in the classroom #2

Philip Kerr
Published 10 April 2015
Philip Kerr
Techniques
Language

Making the most of L1 in the classroom #1

Philip Kerr
Published 9 April 2015
Herbert Puchta
Techniques
Professional Development

Developing young learners' thinking skills #2 – Thinking skills: Model 1

Herbert Puchta
Published 8 April 2015
Herbert Puchta
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Herbert Puchta
Published 7 April 2015
Karen Saxby
Techniques
Professional Development

Motivating young learners #3: spelling and visualisations

Karen Saxby
Published 1 April 2015
Karen Saxby
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Karen Saxby
Published 31 March 2015
Karen Saxby
Techniques
Professional Development

Motivating young learners #1: building a supporting environment

Karen Saxby
Published 30 March 2015
Anne Robinson
Techniques
Skills

Spotlight on misspelling

Anne Robinson
Published 26 March 2015
Liz Dale
Techniques
Skills

Brainstorming for writing: posters

Liz Dale
Published 20 March 2015
Liz Dale
Techniques
Skills

Skinny and fat questions and thinking skills

Liz Dale
Published 19 March 2015
Liz Dale
Techniques
Language

Give CLIL time

Liz Dale
Published 18 March 2015
 Marcin Lewandowski
Insights
Experiences

Teacher research - A practitioner’s perspective

Marcin Lewandowski
Published 17 March 2015
Laura Patsko
Insights
Pedagogy

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

Laura Patsko
Published 16 March 2015
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Assessment

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

Gary Anderson
Published 9 March 2015
Anne Robinson
Techniques
Language

Similar, the same, but different

Anne Robinson
Published 3 March 2015
Sarah Mortimer
Insights
Experiences

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

Sarah Mortimer
Published 26 February 2015
Florence Kemsley
Techniques
Professional Development

Techniques for using students' own language in the classroom

Florence Kemsley
Published 25 February 2015
Florence Kemsley
Techniques
Professional Development

Should teachers use students' own language in the classroom?

Florence Kemsley
Published 24 February 2015
Sarah Mortimer
Insights
Experiences

Translation in ELT: an interview with Philip Kerr - Part 1

Sarah Mortimer
Published 23 February 2015
Pauline Cullen
Techniques
Assessment

Help with IELTS #6: expressing your opinion

Pauline Cullen
Published 9 February 2015
Melissa Sadler-Nitu
Techniques
Professional Development

Establishing Career and Educational Pathways in Your Classroom

Melissa Sadler-Nitu
Published 5 February 2015
Pauline Cullen
Techniques
Assessment

Help with IELTS #5: Skimming and scanning

Pauline Cullen
Published 4 February 2015
Natilly Macartney
Insights
Linguistics

Should English spelling be simplified?

Natilly Macartney
Published 27 January 2015
 Hannah Mills-Brown
Techniques
Skills

Discussions and More: Say things about a picture

Hannah Mills-Brown
Published 22 January 2015
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

Interview with Penny Ur - Part 2

Alastair Horne
Published 21 January 2015
 Lucija Dacic
Techniques
Skills

Discussions and More: Alibi

Lucija Dacic
Published 20 January 2015
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

Interview with Penny Ur - Part 1

Alastair Horne
Published 14 January 2015
Pauline Cullen
Techniques
Assessment

Help with IELTS #4: How many?

Pauline Cullen
Published 8 January 2015
Anna Ostrovsky
Techniques
Skills

How to help your students to stop struggling and start speaking

Anna Ostrovsky
Published 5 January 2015
Lewis Lansford
Insights
Pedagogy

The EFL to EAP transition: Four things every teacher should know

Lewis Lansford
Published 17 December 2014
Lewis Lansford
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Lewis Lansford
Published 3 December 2014
 Lucija Dacic
Tools

Language learning with digital video: using memes

Lucija Dacic
Published 11 November 2014
Alastair Horne
Insights
Experiences

Featured teacher #2 – Elena Tarasenko

Alastair Horne
Published 4 November 2014
Lewis Lansford
Insights
Experiences

Building a successful bridge

Lewis Lansford
Published 28 October 2014
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Professional Development

Trips and Tips: Turkey and… Classroom Management

Gary Anderson
Published 23 October 2014
Lewis Lansford
Techniques
Professional Development

Plan your bridge carefully

Lewis Lansford
Published 15 October 2014
Lynn Durrant
Techniques
Professional Development

The challenge of teaching very young learners

Lynn Durrant
Published 14 October 2014
Lewis Lansford
Techniques
Professional Development

Beware of wobbly bridges

Lewis Lansford
Published 2 October 2014
Lewis Lansford
Techniques
Professional Development

Building bridges to nowhere?

Lewis Lansford
Published 30 September 2014
Pauline Cullen
Techniques
Assessment

Help with IELTS #3 - tips for the Academic Reading test

Pauline Cullen
Published 19 September 2014
Helen Hadkins
Techniques
Language

Teaching Teens #7: Integrating pronunciation – Part 1

Helen Hadkins
Published 16 September 2014
Lewis Lansford
Insights
Experiences

Teaching is like running

Lewis Lansford
Published 9 September 2014
Charlotte Christopherson
Insights
Experiences

Featured Teacher #1 - Federico Luque Macías

Charlotte Christopherson
Published 5 September 2014
Pauline Cullen
Techniques
Skills

Help with IELTS #1: Writing

Pauline Cullen
Published 18 August 2014
Deirdre Cijffers
Techniques
Professional Development

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Data?

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 14 August 2014
Lewis Lansford
Tools

How to use coursebooks: the art of pedagogy

Lewis Lansford
Published 13 August 2014
Samantha Lewis
Tools

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

Samantha Lewis
Published 11 August 2014
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Assessment

Trips and Tips: Romania and… Revised Cambridge Exams

Gary Anderson
Published 6 August 2014
Lewis Lansford
Insights
Pedagogy

Coursebooks and critical thinking

Lewis Lansford
Published 30 July 2014
Ricardo Morales
Techniques
Professional Development

Hey! Teacher! Leave us kids alone!

Ricardo Morales
Published 29 July 2014
Joanna Budden
Tools

Teaching teens #5: Mobile and music - learning outside the classroom

Joanna Budden
Published 23 July 2014
Ricardo Morales
Insights
Experiences

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

Ricardo Morales
Published 23 July 2014
Alastair Horne
Insights
Linguistics

How the FIFA World Cup™ can inform English Language teaching

Alastair Horne
Published 18 July 2014
Lewis Lansford
Insights
Experiences

"Coursebooks are..."

Lewis Lansford
Published 16 July 2014
Helen Hadkins
Techniques
Language

Teaching teens #4 - Putting the magic into grammar

Helen Hadkins
Published 13 July 2014
Lauren Ward
Insights
Linguistics

'Powerful' Germans to crush 'unconvincing' Argentinians in 2014 FIFA World Cup™ final?

Lauren Ward
Published 10 July 2014
Alastair Horne
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Alastair Horne
Published 7 July 2014
Deirdre Cijffers
Techniques
Professional Development

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

Deirdre Cijffers
Published 25 June 2014
Gary Anderson
Techniques
Language

Trips and Tips: England and… Pronunciation

Gary Anderson
Published 23 June 2014