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

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” […]

Essential Skills for Teaching Young Learners

Teaching young learners

A knowledge of English is now considered a basic life skill in many contexts, and as a result it is increasingly being offered to more and younger learners. If you have just finished your initial teacher training and are about to start teaching young learners, or if teaching younger learners is new to you, the […]

How can we reduce our climate/carbon/plastic footprints across the ELT profession?

  Mariam Oganesian is a TEFL-qualified English teacher, linguist, owner and CEO of a language school called “M-GROUP” in the Ukraine. She also has a master’s degree in ELT and Pedagogics and is a graduate of our Leadership in ELT course. In this blog post, she summarizes some of the ideas submitted by our Trinity […]

Top tips for overcoming common challenges when teaching Business English

Teaching Business English

Are you worried about starting to teach Business English (“BE”) because you have mainly taught Young Learners so far in your career? Or are you feeling a little jaded and need some inspiration to keep your in-company classes fresh? This article considers some of the challenges commonly faced by new and experienced Business English teachers […]