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Lesson Planning - General


The Balanced Lesson
Setting Objectives : Part One
Setting Objectives : Part Two
Using Repetition Drills
Drill bits (by Lee Shutler)
Receptive Exposure Activities
Making the Most of Your Coursebook
My Favourite EFL Classroom Warmers (by Nadia Zehni)
Teaching Mixed Ability Groups : A Solution
The Final Five Minutes (by Chris Cotter)
ESL Activities with little Preparation (by Keith Taylor)


Understanding and Teaching Structure and Function


Practising Questions : Lateral Thinking Problems
Used to Do and Be Used to Doing
Teaching Used to to ESL Students
On Contractions : Part One
On Contractions : Part Two
They, Them, and Their : Singular or Plural
Identifying People
Teaching Subject-Object Oriented Questions
Getting to Grips with Get
Have Got : Part One
Have Got : Part Two
Even If and Even Though
Understanding Will
Will and Be Going to : What's the Difference?

Teaching Polite Requests : Part One
Teaching Polite Requests : Part Two
There is and There are
Possessive, compound nouns, or "of" plus noun phrase?


Understanding and Teaching Vocabulary


Teaching Multiword Verbs (by Ben Corcoran)
Using YouTube for Vocabulary Development
Learning strategies : Vocabulary Cards
Learning Strategies : Labels
Teaching Numbers and the Time : A Game
My Teacher is an Old Cow - Teaching figurative language, should we or shouldn't we?
Colloquial English : Body Idioms
Colloquial English : Expressing Emotion
Colloquial English : Colour Idioms
Colloquial English : Animal Idioms
Colloquial English : Fruit and Vegetable Idioms
Colloquial English : Six Weather Idioms
Colloquial English : Geographical Idioms
Language Snippets : Fall Off or Fall Down


Teaching Pronunciation


Teaching Individual Sounds : Part One
Teaching Individual sounds : Part Two
English Consonant Sounds


Teaching Skills


a) Speaking

Ideas for Conversation Classes
Developing Fluency at Intermediate Level
Developing Circumlocution Strategies
Using Music and Visualisation to Promote Discussion
Five Picture Games
A Fluency Activity - The Best Reason
Preparing for Roleplays
Improving intermediate (CEFR B1) learners’ ability to tell anecdotes using a planning and rehearsal approach (by Jane Sabey)


b) Listening

Why Don't They Understand?
Practising Listening
Teaching Listening : Top Down or Bottom Up
Planning a Listening Lesson
Developing Bottom-Up Decoding Skills for Listening



c) Reading and Writing

Inferring Unknown Words From Context : Part One
Inferring Unknown Words From Context : Part Two
Describing Famous People : A Reading and Writing Activity
Using Graded Readers (by Jeremy Taylor)
Reading Aloud
Making Writing Bearable (by Lee Shutler)


Exams and Exam Preparation


Teaching Exam Classes (by Marie-Anne Gillis)
Teaching Exam-Based Writing Skills (by Jenny Bedwell)
ESL Exams : A Teacher's guide (by Keith Taylor)


Teaching Communication Skills


Cross Cultural Communication : Part One
Cross Cultural Communication : Part Two


Teaching Younger Learners


Teaching Parts of the Body
Teaching Young Learners :What makes for good practice? (by Mark)
Motivating Younger Learners to Learn English (by Shelley Vernon)
Snap! Without Tears
A Game for Younger Learners
The End of Course Show
A Christmas Activity
Recycling Vocabulary : The Handkerchief Game
Making ESL Learning Fun for Pre-School Children (by Shelley Vernon)
An Easter Game
Early learners want to play! (by Ariel Hudnall)


Teaching Teenagers


Teaching British Culture

Dealing with Difficult Situations


Dealing with Latecomers
Determining Course Content

The Inclusive Classroom


Helping Students with Learning Disabilities : Part One
Helping Students with Learning Disabilities : Part Two

Classroom Management and Affective Variables


Learning Students' Names
First Lessons : Establishing Classroom Culture
Warm Up Your Classroom!
Using Background Music
Using NLP in ELT
Where do they Sit?
Who do they sit with?
Giving and Checking Instructions
Using the L1 in the EFL Classroom
5 Classroom Management Tips to Silence a Noisy Class (by Rob Johanson)
Teacher Talking Time : Part One
Teacher Talking Time : Part Two
Teacher Talking Time : Part Three


Error and Feedback


Understanding Learner Error (by James Trotta)
Correcting Written Work : Encouraging Noticing
Correcting Written Work : A Process-Oriented Approach
Deciding What and When to Correct


Teaching Business English


Teaching High Level Lexis to Business English learners


Teaching One-to-One


Content and Methodology
Teaching VIPs

Visual Aids and Technology


Making Flashcards : A Question of Time
Using DVD and Video in Your ESL Class - Part One (by Keith Taylor)
Using DVD and Video in Your ESL Class - Part Two (by Keith Taylor)
Using Balloons in the EFL Classroom
Using the Internet in the classroom (by Lee Shutler)


Alternative Methodologies


CLIL - Some Problems and Some Solutions (by Flavia Zappa)
Community Language Learning : Part One
Community Language Learning : Part Two

On-Line Teaching


Using On-Line Courses : Part One
Using On-Line Courses : Part Two
On-line Tutoring - the Future of ESL? (by Toby Ung)
Teaching Intensive Courses : The Role of On-Line Materials

IATEFL Reports


Glasgow - 2017
Birmingham 2016 - The programme; Scott Thornbury ; David Crystal;

Miscellaneous

A Christmas Quiz

Career Development


Getting Started in TEFL : Choosing a TEFL Course
Getting started in TEFL : Finding Your First TEFL Job
The Teaching Knowledge Test


Another Day in the Life of ....


Teaching in Bangkok, Thailand (by Barry O'Leary)
The ELT Industry in Malaysia (by Emile Alexander Dodds)
Teaching in Osaka, Japan (by Matthew Walsh)
Teaching in Sarajevo, Bosnia (by Katie)
Teaching in South Korea (by David)
Teaching in Sardinia, Italy (by Clive Hawkins)
Teaching in Bucharest, Romania (by Michael Tate)
Teaching in France (by Michèle)
Teaching in Extremadura, Spain (by Will Peach)