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Lesson Planning and Teaching Techniques - General

The Balanced Lesson
Setting Objectives : Part One
Setting Objectives : Part Two
Using Repetition Drills
Drill bits (by Lee Shutler)
Receptive Exposure Activities
The Controlled Practice Stage
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)
Task Repetition
Using Guided Discovery

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?
Teaching Grammar

Understanding and Teaching Vocabulary

Teaching Multiword Verbs (by Ben Corcoran)
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 and Adults

Teaching British Culture

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;


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)