TEFLtastic with Alex Case

New teaching a and an page
Am presently writing lots of new articles and worksheets on a, an, the, some, any, much, etc, but realised that I already had enough on indefinite articles to make it worth them having a page of their own: A and … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Apr 2021 06:32:44 +0000

2021-style invitations lesson
Of all the pre-COVID materials I?ve had to use in the last 15 months, probably the least successful was a lesson where students responded to almost all invitations with ?I can?t because of coronavirus? and ?Maybe when COVID is gone?. … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:11:57 +0000

New be used to and get used to page
New article and worksheets up on this brand new page on how to talk about being and becoming accustomed to things: Be and get used to games/ worksheets – NEW Stuff on that plus the past form “I used to” … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Wed, 14 Apr 2021 22:55:07 +0000

New Teaching IELTS Writing e-book
My latest magnus opus provides over 300 pages of stimulating intensive practice of IELTS Academic Writing language, planning techniques and editing of typical mistakes: Teaching IELTS Writing: Interactive Classroom Activities– NEW As usual, buying a copy not only gives you … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Apr 2021 21:04:55 +0000

New TEFL stuff 2021 Part One
Newest ones that I haven?t mentioned before top of each section. New TEFL e-book Teaching IELTS Writing: Interactive Classroom Activities New TEFL articles spring 2021 How to make a personal connection in presentations How to be friendly on the phone … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:49:58 +0000

New too and enough page
Usingenglish.com have asked me for more stuff on articles, determiners and quantifiers, so could add a new article and worksheet on this useful but sometimes tricky point to my totally new page: Too and enough games, worksheets and songs – … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jul 2021 21:09:21 +0000

TEFLtastic blogroll updated
It’s the long “Golden Week” break here in Japan, so have had time to do my approximately once yearly look at the links on TEFLtastic. Was pleasantly surprised to see that since this time last year only one or two … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Mon, 03 May 2021 21:47:34 +0000

Guest post: 11 tips for teaching controversial topics in the ESL classroom
A great post from Alice of Hot Take English, hopefully re-starting the once numerous and always popular TEFLtastic guest posts. For a lot of English language teachers, the mere thought of teaching a so-called ?controversial? discussion topic in class is … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Apr 2021 22:15:32 +0000

Good and taboo questions (TEFLtastic Classics Part 49)
Updated 27 July 2021 The best thing you can teach students about almost any language point is how to ask and answer the kinds of questions related to that language which people really ask each other. However, doing just this … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 May 2021 20:37:32 +0000

Three new kinds of TEFL board game
I came up with the first of these as part of my trivia quizzes boom, and used it to make this narrative tenses board game. Students work their way around a board game by guessing numbers. On each square they … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:05:35 +0000