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How to save a bad lesson

Thankfully, I’ve had very few lessons that I would call ‘bad’. I’m sure my students would say I’ve had many bad lessons but I won’t bother asking them.

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Teaching techniques: Eliciting

As I have presented before in this blog, the best way to teach is often to shut up. Give the students the opportunity to teach. This is best achieved through elicitation, or eliciting.

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Teaching English to Children: Tips and Advice

Teaching English to children is not something this blogger does. I’ve managed to avoid it for the most part during my short teaching career – my student base remains largely at the post-adolescent level.

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Work-Life Balance for Teachers

Things have been insanely busy lately. I haven’t even had time to carry out my normal wake-up routine (which largely involves snoozing for an hour or more).

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Some Ideas on Vocabulary Teaching

It’s often said that vocabulary and communicative practice are what most Japanese English students are lacking, and predictably most of my students seem to have an increased vocabulary as their goal.

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Problems with ELT Textbooks

I have previously written about textbooks (way back in January). Since that time, I have used textbooks a lot more as I have taken on a number of company classes and business English lessons.

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Teaching Mixed Level TEFL Classes

Whether you are teaching in a school or teaching privately, you will no doubt come across a situation where you have a range of levels in your classroom. Inevitably, some students will be starting from the very basics and struggling … Read More »

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