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A Video Lesson Template


This is a lesson template that works with any age, level or video clip - as long as the clip doesn't have any dialogue.  Short animated videos or clips are best, and there are plenty out there.  My personal favourites,... Continue Reading →

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Processes and Passives


This is a lesson I did with my advanced class the other day as part of a review of passive structures.  I've typed it all up into a full plan and procedure which you can download in pdf through this... Continue Reading →

The case for and against RP


"Since being in hospital, the only people I have heard speaking in the UK prestige model of "received pronunciation" are some of the consultants and surgeons.  Everyone else in the hospital is from everywhere else." In a recent post, about the... Continue Reading →

Five Fantastic Film sites for ELT


Using video in the classroom is a great way to engage learners in the material, either from a topic perspective or with a particular language point.  Young learners in particular seem to love the moving image and it can be... Continue Reading →

Motivating students – teacher talk video


So this is the first in a series of videos being put together by the Teaching English (British Council | BBC) website where some of the blogging team on the site talk about a particular topic or issue. Myself,  Adam Simpson,... Continue Reading →

Video Lesson Framework – short animations


It's getting close to the end of the year, when it starts getting difficult for our students to maintain their motivation for English and when teachers are busier with testing and reports and the like.  My students have been clamouring... Continue Reading →

Six themes from #IATEFL 2014


Last week I did a ten minute spot at the 6th International House Teachers' Online Conference  (#IHTOC6) on themes I'd picked up on from the IATEFL conference. My talk, which predictably over-ran and was therefore a bit rushed towards the... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: If you look at the bottom of the screen


In this guest post, Dave Cosby looks at why some nationalities might be better at learning languages than others and considers the role that the pervasive influence of the international media might have to play... If you look at the... Continue Reading →

TED-Ed – ten minute lessons from TED


A new initiative from the TED talks team, TED-Ed works with teachers to distill a great lesson into 10 minutes, animate it and put it up on youtube. Watch the introductory video here: And check out the TED-Ed youtube channel,... Continue Reading →

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