Tag Archives: TEFL

the most (?) unusual place to teach English

Have you ever taught English (or any other language) in the middle of a field? I have – now I can put a tick in “ELT experiences list” 😉 it’s been some time before I published anything here. Well, the … Continue reading

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how much personalisation is enough?

That’s the question that has been constantly nagging  me laltely. Don’t get me wrong, I am a true advocate of personalising materials for our students, basing the whole activities on their experience and expertise, and asking them for their professional … Continue reading

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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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a new (pro-Dogme) board game on grammar tenses ))

This board game uses various tenses, so it helps to revise the usage of the whole tense system at the end of a course or series of lessons. It can be used with adults, young adults and even teenagers during … Continue reading

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Women at the top – always good?

Here is a lesson plan I tried to create, about women at the top, as I’ve been constantly feeling there weren’t enough materials about women in management. Hope you’ll find it useful… http://ed.ted.com/on/CWIEwjyw your feedback and comments are very welcome! … Continue reading

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a new worksheet& a board game on prefixes

here is a new (I’ve been planning to create it for ages) worksheet and a boardgame on prefixes. First students remember and refresh their knowledge about prefixes and their meanings, then they play a boardgame and then they play “secret … Continue reading

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