English teaching resources: Money. Proverbs, sayings and slang

English teaching resources: Money. Proverbs, sayings and slang. English level: C1 Objective: Introducing some expressions used when talking about money and related issues. Introduction This material can be used as relaxing activities both in classes of business English and general English. . Students may be familiar with some of these expressions as they are somewhat…
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December 4, 2019 | by

Teaching English in Spain: The Basics

Spain has become a top destination for EFL teachers. English is the most studied foreign language in every stage in the Spanish education system. According to the official statistics published by the Spanish Ministry of Education, the figures are as follows (both state and private schools are analysed): 83,4% of students in pre-school education are…
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November 15, 2019 | by

Teaching English to Generation Z students

Purpose How best to identify the best EFL/ESL teaching strategies for the GEN Z learners of English Audience Primary, secondary schools, universities, educational organisations, private and state language schools, ESL centres for immigrants. In general, anyone who needs to teach English either as a Foreign language or a second language to GEN Z students. Use…
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November 12, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: Compound (double) words.

English teaching resources: Compound (double) words. English level: B1 – B2 Objective: Practising new words and increasing the students´vocabulary. Introduction One of the differences between English and languages like Spanish is how to make words. While in English you can put two words together to create a new word, eg. ASH + TRAY = ASHTRAY,…
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November 5, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: How to cook your favourite dish.

English teaching resources: An English dictionary. Vocabulary related to cooking. Objective: Practising how to explain a dish and how to make it, in a foreign language. Introduction Most people like eating and are interested in different food traditions. Dishes, ingredients, tastes and flavours are parts of a country´s culture. It may sometimes be difficult to…
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October 9, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: Games/ competitions

English level: A1, A2 Objective: Practising listening and speaking by asking questions. Vocabulary practice. Introduction In general, it is important to maintain a high motivation level among students in foreign language classes, and specifically if students are beginners, children or adolescents. Having fun-based activities, light-hearted competitions and games are some ways to keep the students´…
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October 1, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: Adjective formation

English level: B2 / A1 Objective: Being able to express feelings, views and opinions in a varied way. Introduction There are many words that are used to express feelings, views and opinions. Look at how the adjective 'unexciting' is formed by adding 'un-' at the start and replacing the '-e' with '-ing' at the end.…
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September 25, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: Idioms

English level: A1 Objective: Trying to understand some frequently used idioms in English writing and speaking. Introduction When teaching English abroad, you’ll notice that most students at a high level are quite interested in idioms and would like to know their exact meaning. You can have a lot of fun translating the idioms word-for-word to…
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September 19, 2019 | by

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