Tag Archives: ELT

Effective Eliciting

This is my fourth post in a series of posts going ‘Back to Basics‘, re-examining techniques and ideas introduced on teacher training courses. What is eliciting? The British Council Teaching English website defines elicitation as ‘a technique by which the … Continue reading

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Cheeky Phonemes

Many teachers find the phonemic chart a little overwhelming, whether they be newly qualified teachers, trainees on a teacher training course such as the CELTA or Delta, or even very experienced teachers. There can be no better place to start … Continue reading

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My one-to-one student just wants to chat

So, after planning a lesson tailored to the needs of the individual student, all they seem to want to do is have a chat. You start to wonder if it is worth planning the lesson at all.   Then there’s … Continue reading

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Developing Reading Skills – A guest post by Suzanne Goodwin

I am delighted that Suzanne agreed to write this guest post based on a super INSETT session she recently delivered at IH Palermo. Without further ado, I’ll hand over to Suzanne. There has been considerable discussion in contemporary ELT about … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Teaching Teenagers

Teenagers… The very word can fill a teacher with dread… Teens get a bad rap.  Ask anyone to come up with an adjective to describe a teenager and they are likely to come up something fairly negative like ‘moody’, ‘uncooperative’, … Continue reading

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How to write a TEFL CV

Part of my job involves teacher recruitment and therefore I’ve seen a good number of CVs over the years. Very few of the CVs have stood out, and many have been, quite frankly, terrible! Some facts about CVs Recruitment websites … Continue reading

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Warmer of the Week – Polarisation

Here’s an idea for a simple, low preparation, communicative activity to set the context and lead in to your lesson. The basic procedure Write ‘I agree’ on one side of the board and ‘I disagree’ on the other side of … Continue reading

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