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23 Sep 2014

As with most good teaching practice, using activities to promote a student's confidence is a simple matter of common sense.

18 Sep 2014

Continuing with the new academic year theme, we want to know what activities you've used or are planning to use in your first few...

15 Sep 2014

An introduction… challenge for young adults

15 Sep 2014

When I first learnt French at school, aged about 9 or 10, the teacher insisted on giving us all French names.

10 Sep 2014

Continued Professional Development takes many forms for many people.

20 Aug 2014

Every year, new young teachers come to schools around the globe, and we experienced professionals can share our wisdom with them.

  • As with most good teaching practice, using activities to promote a student's confidence is a simple matter of common sense. Confident students make the best language learners. By creating a classroom in which your students have the confidence to...
  • Getting to know your students and their abilities, needs and personalities is an important part of a new course. How are you going to make sure these first few classes are effective?
  • An introduction… challenge for young adultsAre you one of those people who accepted the ice bucket challenge in the summer? Had you been nominated but you didn’t dare to pour a bucket of ice water on your head?For those of you unaware of what the...
  • When I first learnt French at school, aged about 9 or 10, the teacher insisted on giving us all French names. I was annoyed because mine was Renee (not Rachel). Who was this Renee, and what did she have to do with me? I think the idea came from the...
  • Continued Professional Development takes many forms for many people. For some it is simply their on-going development lesson by lesson. For others, it is rather the certificates collected at the end of further development courses. Having spent a...
  • “Don’t you know it ALL?” yet another twenty-two-year-old, newly-minted BA asked me naively. Of course I do, or I can convincingly pretend I do.Here are some simple steps to be taken before your very first lesson.