thinking about language teaching



First Lesson or First Week Ideas

Back in July I posted a selections of 20 ideas and activities that might be worth trying out as you get to know your new classes this school year - and since then there've been a couple of additional ideas... Continue Reading →

First Lesson Ideas / Warmers

For many teachers, though the school year might have just ended - the joy of summer school classes is about to start.  Or may have already, but I think lessons at my habitual summer haunt are due to begin on... Continue Reading →


The fantastic people at have just done a trawl of 22,000 horoscopes and come up with this visualisation of the most common words used for each star sign.  So do they really all just say the same thing?  Have... Continue Reading →

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