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5 lesson ideas perfect for the holiday season

It’s December already and many teachers will be preparing for the end of term. This can be a tricky time of year to plan for, as your younger learners start to get excited about their winter (or summer, if you’re in the southern hemisphere) vacation! In this post...
8 webinars that will change the way you think about teaching English

8 webinars that will change the way you think about teaching English

In this series of eight inspiring ELT webinars, you will discover lots of new approaches to teaching. From making grammar more fun to looking at the skills students will need in the future – there’s something for everyone! Below you’ll find a short summary of each...
6 delightful Disney readers to celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday

6 delightful Disney readers to celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday

With elephants that can fly, seven dwarves with peculiar personalities and fairy godmothers granting wishes, Walt Disney created some truly magical movies. To celebrate his birthday on December 5th 1901, we are sharing with you some of his classic tales. Perfect for...
7 reading strategies for primary and secondary learners

7 reading strategies for primary and secondary learners

Reading can transport students to new places, immerse them in incredible adventures and teach them more about the amazing world around them. What’s more, in today’s globalized world our students are exposed to written English more and more every day. It’s essential...

4 career moves for enthusiastic teachers

Have you been teaching for a number of years and are looking for ways to challenge yourself and share your experience and passion with others? Many of us would love the opportunity to progress in our careers and try new things but have no idea how to get started. So,...
Two festive lesson plans for busy teachers

Two festive lesson plans for busy teachers

In the northern hemisphere, the days are growing shorter and the nights a little colder and we’re getting ready for winter. In preparation for Thanksgiving and Loi Krathong, which are being celebrated this week, and Hanukkah happening at the start of December, we’ve...

Why challenge is good for building language competence

We asked Antonia Clare and Steve Oakes, co-authors of Speakout 2nd Edition, for their thoughts on challenge. This is what they said: A lot of people are afraid of challenge. They avoid it, and prefer to play it safe and stick to the status quo. After all, challenging...

Everything you need to know about the Versant tests

From sending emails and participating in conference calls to studying a masters degree or communicating on social media, in today’s globalized world English is being used by more and more non-native speakers in their day-to-day lives. For this reason, many schools,...