Category Archives: useful links

how to make your students come back to your lessons again, and again and again?

to make sure students always (and joyfully) come beck to your classes, I think you should… be an interesting person (or at least make such an impression). You can share some of your real-life if you have something nice to … Continue reading

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improv techniques – a summary of a BESIG Prague talk

#BESIG The first webinar of the 2 I mentioned here, was by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus, and it was all about improvisational ways to bring spontaniety and creativity into a classroom. It was a great pleasure to @ttend  this talk, and I … Continue reading

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Macmillan Online Conference, Business Section, mobility of BE

#MOC2013 Enjoying the Online Macmillan Conference (Business Section) at the comfort of home, with my baby sleeping by. Mike Hogan’s session on mobility of Business English was great, very inspiring and very much up-to-the-minute. all about how mobile our business … Continue reading

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the Macmillan online conference next week there is Macmillan Online Conference! 5 days, heaps of interesting talks and events! looking forward to all the inspiration! http://www.macmillanenglish.com/online-conference/2013/

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ways to finish a lesson – so that the students take something away with them

There are lots of ways to start off a lesson beautifully, maningfully, logically, etc. For example, to talk about how your students spent their week (here are 2  worksheets to help), or to ask about their plans, or to discuss … Continue reading

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Using outside materials in the classroom

a very interesting article about writing really good reading materials. Especially the “train test” idea appeals to me! Using outside materials in the classroom.

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an activity on happy/ unhappy metaphors

here is a short pre-int activity on happy/ unhappy metaphors I wrote to accompany a unit (unit 6, part 1, to be precise) from Global pre-int. I used it to make my student recall all the metaphors from our previous … Continue reading

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Lessons in motivation – what do we really need?

a pyramid of teachers’ needs Lessons in motivation – what do we really need?.

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Some background

Some background. – Scott Thornbury on his Spanush. a very interesting experiment!

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Alex Case’s guide to modern online TEFL style

Alex Case’s guide to modern online TEFL style.

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