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Register to Vote!
I was being lazy about it, then I saw someone’s cajoling post and I just did it, took less than 20 minutes including setting up a proxy vote. Hopefully my cajoling post will give one more person that little push. You have until the 26th November to register, only 2 days left! I don’t care […]
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Nov 2019 11:13:37 +0000

Adding choice and reflection to teen classes (guest post)
Originally posted on Sandy Millin:
I was introduced to Helen Chapman at IATEFL Liverpool this year and I’m really glad I was (thanks Phil!) ? She has lots of fantastic ideas for the young learner and teen classroom, both of which I’m sadly lacking, so following her on Twitter and reading her blog have been useful.…
Publ.Date : Fri, 03 May 2019 16:00:18 +0000

Self-correction and recording speaking activities (FCE Speaking part 2)
Originally posted on Geraldine teacher:
Speaking by its very nature is ephemeral. As a teacher, it?s the skill that I find most difficult to correct. Do I interrupt and impact on fluency? Or should I wait until the end and board some of the most common errors? Either way, I seem to correct the same…
Publ.Date : Sun, 14 Apr 2019 19:03:30 +0000

Off Menu Podcast: Listening ? Sindhu Vee
Image credit: This is a lesson plan for B2+ students based around a clip from the brilliant Off Menu Podcast presented by Ed Gamble and James Acaster. The idea is to use the listening exercise as a way to encourage students to listen to podcasts for pleasure outside class. Download the student handout and […]
Publ.Date : Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:55:05 +0000

2Ts in a Pod: Episode 3 ? Food ? Listening Activity
  Image credit: Mark Wilding Anna Balquin, one of the listeners to our podcast made this fantastic listening activity based around a section of episode 3 about food. The extract you’ll need is 10.57 ? 15.09, download the student handout and answer key below: 2Ts in a Pod Food listening Student Handout Pre-listening 1. Discuss […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:21:58 +0000

Watching TV Series
Originally posted on Klara@eoi:
Watching TV series is often a favourite pastime for many of my students, and not just the millennials. Most of those who are in C1 and C2 are already watching them in English, as they are aware that they can learn everything from the newest slang to an authentic-sounding accent.…
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:56:50 +0000

New year, new language? Language learning resolutions for 2019.
Originally posted on Emma's Language Journey:
Cheers, Duolingo… This was a while ago, hope I’ve improved a bit since then!  Since it’s the start of a new year, I thought I’d write about my language learning goals for 2019, in the hope that this will help me become clearer about what I want to…
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:49:26 +0000

Originally posted on jennifoggteach:
I ask a lot of questions on Twitter, for example, ‘what’s the most outside your remit thing you’ve had to teach in the ELT classroom?’ (answers included ‘the legal side of a petrochemical refinery’ and ‘mudlogging’ *shrug emoji*) and ‘what’s in your teaching bag?’ (answers included blu tac, dice, paperclips and obviously fly…
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:16:56 +0000

Teacher Development Workshops: The Menu
Josh and Tim are experienced teacher trainers with a variety of different teacher development talks and workshops under their belts. If you’re interested in booking either of them to give a session at your school or institution, below you’ll find a menu of the different sessions they offer. Contact details: Tim Warre: Josh Widdows: […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:01:37 +0000

2Ts in a Pod Episode 17: The Weird and Wonderful World of Sports
Check out the latest episode of 2Ts in a Pod, our podcast for B2+ learners. The topic is weird and wonderful sports. We spoke to Mark, who has attended the legendary Gloucester Cheese Rolling event. We also spoke to my sister, Ruth Warre, about the full contact “rugby on rollerskates” sport that is roller derby. […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:27:59 +0000