English teaching resources: The conditionals

English teaching resources: The conditionals English Level: Advanced (B2-C1) Objective: Practice using conditional sentences in imaginary or real situations Intro Traditionally grammar practising has been done in writing and gives the students time to think about what is right or wrong. The problem is that when you speak, you must come up with the proper…
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July 26, 2019 | by

Stories for TEFL classes: the Norse creation myth

Some people like stories to read or to listen to. Some of these intriguing stories are myths. Here is the Norse creation myth. Before there was a world, there was a cold place in the north called Niflheim. There was snow and ice. In the south there was a hot place called Muspell. There was…
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July 8, 2019 | by

TEFL teachers: Taken by surprise…

TEFL teachers: Taken by surprise… Occasionally student (or others) may ask you about the meaning of words and expressions you commonly use, and while you are trying to give some explanations or definitions, you realise that this is not easy at all. Here are some examples.   Prepositional phrases:   -What is the difference in…
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April 22, 2019 | by

Music in Foreign Language Learning

Music in Foreign Language Learning I remember from secondary school that some of my classmates who weren´t any good at school, and in addition quite lazy, would score high grades in English, especially in communicative and oral English. How come? It showed that they all either listened to a lot of English/American pop or rock…
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April 12, 2019 | by

Free Writes from Personal Experiences

Free Writes from Personal Experiences Continuing our series of articles on improving conversation in ESL classes through writing, in this article we present a way to encourage students to exercise their creativity from a more personal point of view: ‘free writing’ from personal experiences. This can be used with students at all levels, and can…
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February 1, 2019 | by

Games for Writing to Speaking

Games for Writing to Speaking In the previous article “From Writing to Speaking: Enhancing Conversation” we presented an approach that suggests educational progression in ESL classes from writing to speech, as opposed to the more widespread conception in which speaking normally precedes writing. There have been many approaches suggesting educational progression in ESL classes. An…
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January 21, 2019 | by

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