Teaching online: what hardware and software do you need?

Teach English online

The resources you need for teaching online are like anything else in teaching: it all depends on what your students ask for! If you sign up with an agency that recruits online teachers – whether for business English classes or groups of young learners – your customer will give you an idea of what videoconferencing […]

My Top Ten Pronunciation Tips: Physicality and Integration – by Adrian Underhill

Adrian Underhill

Adrian is series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers, author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation and an adviser in the development of the new Macmillan English Dictionary. He has been a teacher and trainer for many years and was director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings until […]

Pronunciation Q and A with Melody Philip

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Melody Philip is one of our Trinity DipTESOL graduates and is now a teacher trainer and materials writer. We recently held a packed out session on pronunciation, as part of our highly successful ongoing free Friday morning Teacher Development Workshops held at Oxford TEFL in Barcelona. During this workshop, attendees looked at a variety of ways to […]

Top 10 Tips for Effective CLIL Lesson Planning

Ollie Wood

What is CLIL? Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a dual-focused educational approach in which an additional language is used for the learning and teaching of both content and language. CLIL is not a new form of language education and it is not a new form of subject education. It is, however, closely related […]

Effective Ways to Motivate Cambridge Exams Students

Tim Brown

Tim is our Teaching IELTS, Teaching EAP and Teaching Cambridge Exams Classes tutor. He is based in Bangkok Thailand, where he works as a CELTA trainer and also prepares students for the IELTS exam. He has taught EAP at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and also Leicester University in the UK. He spent 10 years teaching […]

Free teacher workshops this November in Barcelona

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We are looking forward to the next round of free teacher workshops coming up at Oxford TEFL in Barcelona! Join us on one, or more, of the following Fridays to pick up some practical tips and develop your teaching skills from experienced teachers and trainers. As always, there will be snacks and drinks in the […]

What is the ‘grammar’ exam of the Trinity Diploma and how do I pass it?

Lindsay Clandfield is a Canadian trainer, teacher and award-winning author. He is a tutor on our Trinity DipTESOL course and the Course Director of our teacher development courses.He’s the lead author of Macmillan’s critically-acclaimed coursebook Global, and the force behind the popular blog Six Things. Has written numerous books for learners and specialist books for teachers in addition to being a […]

10 Tools for Developing Students’ Listening Skills

Nik Peachey

For many students improving their listening skills is the hardest of the four skills to master. Unlike reading, listening happens in real time and it can be hard to control the speed of the information coming at them. They may also have to deal with a range of unfamiliar accents, noise interference from background environment […]

Podcasts: a multiskill tool

In which ways have you been experimenting with listening to content in class? One popular mode of listening to content in recent years has been the increasing choice of podcasts. Whether you subscribe through iTunes, Podomatic, Stitcher or any number of platforms, podcast genres run the gamut for all types of interests, including language and […]

7 Tips for Helping Students Develop their Body language in the ELT Classroom

Body language has long been seen by communications specialists as a key component of the way we interact with others, with researchers claiming that anything between 50 and 80% of all communication happens through non-verbal communication. Glenn Wilson – Author of  ‘Body Language: The Signals You Don’t Know You’re Sending, and How To Master Them” […]