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Resources for Planning lessons and courses

29 July, 2015
The focus of this book is on practical activities which can help to nurture, develop and motivate our students.
9 May, 2011
This project may be of interest to anyone involved in curriculum development.
3 August, 2017
This handbook offers a set of activities that teachers have tried out in their Indian school classrooms with children of 8 to 14 years of age.
8 February, 2017
Students coming to the UK frequently join their chosen university via a pre-sessional English language course, but organisers of such courses often struggle to find staff on campus in the summer...
21 October, 2016
This paper addresses the learning and teaching of English, from the perspective of primary pupils in government schools in Egypt.
28 September, 2016
This research report presents ‘bottom-up’ perspectives on teacher and learner attitudes to varieties of English across five global contexts (China, Thailand, India, Spain and Turkey).
20 July, 2016
This research report describes an innovative project in which teachers and learners worked together to explore issues of importance to them in Indian primary English classrooms.
28 December, 2015
This paper investigates attitudes and perceived experiences of English learning by Chinese kindergarten children, 4-6 years old, and their parents through the use of questionnaires and innovative...
11 August, 2015
Penelope Robinson, Sandie Mourão and Nam Joon KangThis research report presents an innovative approach to teaching English in pre-primary classrooms. The paper describes the development and...
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4 November, 2014
In this video, the theme is ways of correcting mistakes. Rachael Roberts, David Petrie, Sylvia Guinan, Lizzie Pinard and David Dodgson give practical tips and strategies we can use to help our...
14 October, 2014
Teacher talk is a series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching issues.In this video, the theme is building and retaining vocabulary. Adam...
19 September, 2014
Teacher talk is a new series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching issues.The theme of this video is encouraging speaking. Adam Simpson, Lizzie...
19 June, 2014
By Gail Ellis and Jean BrewsterThis new revised edition of 'Tell it Again!' shows how a story-based methodology brings together the best of primary English language teaching and the rich and...
11 December, 2012
Being able to plan well is one of the key skills that a teacher needs to have.  It involves being able to imagine what is going to happen in the classroom, and to make choices based on this...
19 October, 2011
In this article, Luke Meddings reflects on the constraints coursebooks can put on the learning experience in the classroom, and offers some suggestions on how we can overcome that.
26 September, 2011
This document, from 1983, offers a selection of project case studies and commentaries from various African contexts.
26 September, 2011
This book was produced following the Hornby workshop on language improvement for teachers in Senegal in 2009.
5 July, 2011
A feature that is common both to language teaching and to traditional folk and fairy tales is the repetition of phrases or ‘language chunks’. 
27 April, 2011
Writing, unlike speaking, is not an ability we acquire naturally, even in our first language - it has to be taught. Unless L2 learners are explicitly taught how to write in the new language, their...
15 November, 2010
What kind of warmers do you use with your students?
25 August, 2010
People spend a huge chunk of their everyday conversation time talking about themselves and the people they know, so the most natural thing in the world is for us to invite our students to do the same.
Pre-listening activities - listening article
18 August, 2010
Listening skills are hard to develop. Students can do a variety of work before listening to help them understand.
8 April, 2010
For many people, standing up in public and doing a speech is one of their greatest fears. For many language students in particular, this is the ultimate challenge.
13 January, 2010
Syllabus writers - and teachers in general - commonly assume a ‘scaffolding approach’ to course design.
9 December, 2008
There are many ways of revising and consolidating grammar, but I've found it's often useful to give students short passages containing grammar mistakes which are characteristic of the student's level...