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How to use Skype to teach English online
 
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Are you thinking of teaching online? Check out these ideas about how you can use Skype for your classes. If you plan to teach younger students, be sure to use these tips with them to help them keep safe online: http://bit.ly/StayingSafeOnline-Tips
How to avoid talking too much when teaching English
 
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Are you talking too much in class? These tips will help you make sure to give your students maximum speaking practice time. Find more ideas on how to cut back on your Teacher Talking Time here: http://bit.ly/TalkingTooMuch.
Teaching Tips 1: Using Songs in the Classroom
 
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Do you use songs in your lessons? How? Watch how Seema uses them and then download lots of activities and worksheets to try in your own classroom! Useful links and resources: Using traditional songs - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/teaching-kids/using-traditional-songs Developing pronunciation through songs - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/developing-pronunciation-through-songs Songs & Nursery Rhymes - http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs
Teaching Tips 6: Using chants, rhymes and rounds
 
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How do you teach English pronunciation? One area that often causes problems for learners is stress timing. Watch Rachael using chants, rhymes and rounds to help her learners. Useful links & resources 1) Integrating pronunciation into classroom activities - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/integrating-pronunciation-classroom-activities 2) English sentence stress - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/english-sentence-stress 3) Rhythm - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/rhythm 4) Identifying stressed syllables - http://esol.britishcouncil.org/pronunciation/identify-stressed-syllables 5) Articles on pronunciation - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/pronunciation?page=0%2C1
Teaching Tips 4: Classroom Management
 
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Classroom management is a big issue for most teachers of young learners. In our latest teaching tip, David Rixon looks more closely at this topic and offers practical advice on how best to manage classes of YL students. Useful links & resources: 1) Establishing ground rules - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/establishing-ground-rules 2) Classroom rules - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/agayeva-shefeq7394/classroom-rules 3) Reluctant talkers Part 1 - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/reluctant-talkers-1 4) Reluctant talkers Part 2 - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/reluctant-talkers-part-2 5) Dealing with discipline - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/dealing-discipline 6) Competition & reward - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/making-a-difficult-young-learner-group-better 7) Reward or Punishment: Class Dojo -http://www.digitalplay.info/blog/2011/11/04/reward-or-punishment-gamification-with-class-dojo/ For more on Classroom Management try these links to Making Connections - Classroom Management with Young Learners, a webinar by Dave Dodgson: Preview - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/davedodgson/making-connections-classroom-management-young-learners-webinar-preview Webinar - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/webinars/dave-dodgson-making-connections-classroom-management-young-learners Presentation slides - http://www.slideshare.net/DavidDodgson/making-connections-classroom-management-with-young-learners-webinar-preview
Discussion activities for teaching English
 
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Discussion activities are a great way to develop students' spoken fluency. Here are some tips for how to set them up in the classroom.
Teaching Tips 2: Using Flashcards in the Classroom
 
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How do you use flashcards in your class? Watch Vikki, and then download activities, tools and more to use in your own classroom. Useful links & resources Flashcard maker - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/tools-teachers/flashcard-maker Using flashcards - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/activities/using-flash-cards Using flashcards with young learners - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/using-flash-cards-young-learners Learning styles & teaching -http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/learning-styles-teaching Flashcards: Food - http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/worksheets/food-flashcards Flashcards: Animals - Animals: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/worksheets/animal-flashcards We're going to the zoo - http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/were-going-the-zoo
Teaching Tips 3: Questions that get students thinking
 
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This video looks at questions that get students thinking. Watch Alister using the map of the world with his young learner class to encourage greater critical thinking in language learning. Useful links & resources Mapping our world - a whiteboard teaching resource for 8 to 14 year olds from Oxfam http://www.oxfamblogs.org/education/mapping_our_world/mapping_our_world/ Asking questions - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/asking-questions
Peer correction
 
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Have you ever used peer correction in your lessons? Watch this video for some ideas.
Teacher Talk - Motivating students
 
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Teacher talk is a new series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching issues. In this video, watch David Petrie, Adam Simpson, Lizzie Pinard, Chia Suan Chong, Anthony Gaughan, David Dodgson and Rachael Roberts discuss student motivation.
Phonemic chart
 
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Is using the phonemic chart in your English language lessons a good idea?
Teaching Tips 7: Energising Classes
 
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Do you have days when your learners seem tired or lacking in energy? How do you re-energise them? Watch Dale's tips for some great ideas. Useful links & resources 1) One minute speeches - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/merveoflaz/one-minute 2) Personalised speaking - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/personalised-speaking 3) Getting teenagers talking - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/getting-teenagers-talking 4) The teacher as teaching aid - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/teacher-a-teaching-aid
Teaching English | British Council | Tessa Woodward 8: Attitude to teaching a class of 40 students?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Tessa Woodward about her career and views on English language teaching.
Teaching Tips 5: Peer Editing & Correction
 
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Whatever type of text you ask your students to produce, peer correction can be a very useful part of the process. Watch Clare give practical tips about one method of doing this in class. Useful links & resources: 1) Guided writing using OHP - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/activities/guided-writing-writing-a-story-ohp 2) Approaches to process writing - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/approaches-process-writing 3) Approaches to error correction - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/error-correction 4) Error correction 1 - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/error-correction-1 5) Error correction 2 - http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/error-correction-2
Teaching resources free online | Teaching English | British Council
 
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TeachingEnglish is the British Council's website for teachers of English: www.teachingenglish.org.uk TeachingEnglish brings together everything busy teachers need for the classroom and the staffroom -- lesson plans and worksheets, teaching tips, web links, teaching articles and lots of information about professional development -- training, conferences and qualifications. The site includes interactive and multimedia material such as teaching videos, blogs, podcasts, discussion forums and polls. It features regular guest contributors -- teachers from around the world and ELT specialists from the UK. The site is organised into four main areas: Try - this collection of resources for the classroom. A vast storehouse of lesson plans, worksheets and other teaching materials from the British Council, the BBC and other major UK publishers. Think - about the way you teach and the principles which underpin your teaching. Articles on methodology, teaching ideas and tips, an ELT glossary and much more. Talk - about your teaching and the issues that concern you. Discuss areas of interest, get advice, keep you own blog and link up with groups of teachers around the globe. Transform - your teaching career. Access training materials, a range of personal development tools, information on UK ELT courses and qualifications and get an in-depth look at specialist teaching areas such as learning technologies, CLIL and Young Learners. You can also follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/teachingenglish
Interview with Anthony Gaughan at IATEFL Liverpool 2013
 
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Anthony is one of the TeachingEnglish award winning bloggers (http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/featured-blogs), He talks about the tips and ideas for continuing professional development can we get from the IATEFL conference; how we can help students to build and retain vocabulary and how we can work with large classes of students.
Mobile learning
 
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Find out what mobile learning or m-learning really is, with examples for you to use in your lessons
What makes a good teacher | Teaching English | British Council
 
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Teaching English: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk - This is one of the most common questions for teachers but the answers are rarely the same. Or are they? We asked some teachers at IATEFL Cardiff earlier this year what they thought. What do you think? Watch the video, and leave your comments on our website http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/talk/video-discussion/what-makes-a-good-teacher
Energising classes
 
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Watch for ideas how to energise your English classes
Get students speaking in the classroom | Teaching English | British Council
 
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Teaching English: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk - We went out and about at IATEFL to get your tips on how to get your students speaking English in class. Have a look at the video to see what answers we received. Did we miss anything? If you have any other tips or tricks that get your students speaking or would like to comment on the ideas in the video please do so on our website http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/talk/video-discussion/how-do-you-get-your-students-speaking-classroom
Blab - Professional Practices for English Language Teachers
 
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Watch a recording of the live discussion and question and answer session held by educators from our Professional Practices for English Language Teachers online course. You can also watch and read questions and comments here on the Blab site: https://blab.im/chris-cavey-ppelt-mooc-hangout Sign up for our free online course here: http://bit.ly/1gEY9xg And find other great FutureLearn MOOCs here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/categories
Interview with Alan Maley Q5: Advice for someone who wants to be an ELT teacher?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Alan Maley at IATEFL Cardiff
Interview with Chia Suan Chong at IATEFL Liverpool 2013
 
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Chia is one of the TeachingEnglish award winning bloggers (http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/featured-blogs), She talks about how we can keep our students motivated in class; how we can encourage students to speak in English and what we should do when they only want to speak in their mother tongue and how we can get creative in the classroom.
Interview with Sandy Millin at IATEFL Liverpool 2013
 
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Sandy talks about the tips & ideas for continuing professional development that we can get from the IATEFL conference; how we can help students to build and retain vocabulary and what we can do to make our students love English.
Telling a story - Teaching Tips | Teaching English | British Council
 
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Teaching English: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk - This is the first in our new series of video tips. What do you think is important when you tell a story to young learners? Watch the first video of our six tips then watch the others on our website http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/tips/telling-a-story if you have more tips to share, leave them below.
Interview with Rod Bolitho Q9: Is there still a role for translation in ELT classroom?
 
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Julian Wing of the British Council interviewed Rod Bolitho about his career and his views on English teaching issues.
Language development and school achievement, parental engagement Part 1
 
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Dr Claudia Schneider discusses barriers to engagement for EAL parents and presents key recommendations for schools. The report ‘Language development and school achievement’ investigates the role of school assessment, pedagogy and student support in developing the academic achievement of socially disadvantaged, newly arrived migrant children with a view to match their academic and cultural needs to educational provision. The research, which was commissioned by The Bell Foundation, was carried out by a team of academics at The University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University. Additional resources: https://eal.britishcouncil.org/parents Language development and school achievement - http://bit.ly/2rU0PQr
Interview with Kieran Donaghy at IATEFL Liverpool 2013
 
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Kieran talks about how we can keep our students motivated in class; how we can help them to build and retain vocabulary and the best ways of helping students with their pronunciation.
Interview with Jane Willis Q4: What most interests you about ELT?
 
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Martin Peacock from the British Council interviewed Jane Willis about her teaching career and views on ELT issues.
Interview with Tessa Woodward Q2: Your most memorable teaching experience?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Tessa Woodward about her career and views on English language teaching.
Interview with Tessa Woodward Q1: How did you get into ELT?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Tessa Woodward about her career and views on English language teaching.
Interview with Alan Maley Q8: The way ELT will evolve?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Alan Maley at IATEFL Cardiff
Focusing on Language - Teaching Tips | Teaching English | British Council
 
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Teaching English: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk - This is the latest in our series of video tips. How do you teach language to teenagers? There are lots of different ways - here are some suggestions from us. Watch the video of our six tips then if you have more ideas to share, leave them below.
Interview with Jenny Johnson Q9: Is there still a role for translation in ELT classroom?
 
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Julian Wing of the British Council interviewed Jenny Johnson about her career and her views on English teaching issues.
Interview with Alan Maley Q2: Your most rewarding teaching experience?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Alan Maley at IATEFL Cardiff
Interview with Rod Bolitho Q10: Are we in a post-communicative ELT era?
 
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Julian Wing of the British Council interviewed Rod Bolitho about his career and his views on English teaching issues.
Interview with Jane Willis Q7: Will ELT teachers ever become obsolete?
 
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Martin Peacock from the British Council interviewed Jane Willis about her teaching career and views on ELT issues.
Interview with Jane Willis Q8: Attitude to teaching a class of 40 students?
 
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Martin Peacock from the British Council interviewed Jane Willis about her teaching career and views on ELT issues.
Interview with Alan Maley Q6: Writer who's had the most influence on you?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Alan Maley at IATEFL Cardiff
Interview with Jane Willis Q6: The way ELT will evolve?
 
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Martin Peacock from the British Council interviewed Jane Willis about her teaching career and views on ELT issues.
Language development and school achievement: Introduction
 
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Diana Sutton, Director of The Bell Foundation, introduces new EAL research and key findings. The report ‘Language development and school achievement’ investigates the role of school assessment, pedagogy and student support in developing the academic achievement of socially disadvantaged, newly arrived migrant children with a view to match their academic and cultural needs to educational provision. The research, which was commissioned by The Bell Foundation, was carried out by a team of academics at The University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University. Additional resources: The Bell Foundation - https://www.bell-foundation.org.uk/ Language development and school achievement - http://bit.ly/2rU0PQr
Interview with Jane Willis Q1: How did you get into ELT?
 
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Martin Peacock from the British Council interviewed Jane Willis about her teaching career and views on ELT issues.
Interview with Alan Maley Q1: How did you get into ELT?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Alan Maley at IATEFL Cardiff
Interview with Alan Maley Q7: What most interests you about ELT?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Alan Maley at IATEFL Cardiff
Interview with Barry Tomalin -- Q9: a role for translation in the EL classrrom?
 
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Barry was interviewed by Julian Wing of the British Council about his career and his views on English teaching issues
Interview with Alan Maley Q4: What have you learnt?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Alan Maley at IATEFL Cardiff
Interview with Scott Thornbury Q1: How did you get into ELT?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Scott Thornbury about his career and views on English language teaching.
Interview with Tessa Woodward Q6: Is there still a role for translation in ELT classroom?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council interviewed Tessa Woodward about her career and views on English language teaching.
Interview with Gavin Dudeney Q9: What can technologies bring to the classroom?
 
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Rob Lewis of the British Council asked Gavin Dudeney about his career and his views on English language teaching, including the role technology has to play