Using students work

using students work

Using students work is a great use of students work for further consolidation of target language. Making assessment fun I work in a school and system which loves to assess students. Unfortunately, I think this seems to be the same in many countries. So our students don’t have to do too many tests one way we assess them is through […]

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Researching Jobs

researching jobs

Researching new jobs teaching English overseas just got easier! If you are anything like me, you want to know what sort of job you are getting yourself into and researching jobs for teaching English overseas is not always that easy. We are here to help. Imagine the scenario, you’re looking for English language teaching jobs overseas. You are surfing through […]

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Checking Understanding

checking understanding to avoid confusion

Checking understanding is an essential ingredient to a smooth running class and successfully completed activities We’ve all done it – told a class explicitly how to do an activity or complete a task, they all go away to do it, and low and behold they’re doing it wrong or don’t understand. Hopefully your instructions were clear, particularly if you’ve read our […]

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Giving Instructions

giving instructions

Giving instructions must be kept simple and concise Giving instructions to English language learners can be difficult. You have to find the correct balance between making sure students understand whilst still modelling good language. It’s always good to have introduced some useful classroom language at the beginning of your course. This language will be a common necessary part of your […]

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Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts are a great way to consolidate new vocabulary with young learners. Young learners can develop a multitude of skills when doing Arts & Crafts (and as Napoleon Dynamite says “Everybody needs skills man”) – speaking skills, motor skills, new process language. In a recent lesson teaching ‘clothes’ to a class of young learners, we made a clothesline using […]

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