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A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 17, 2018. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10, 2018. 79 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling

Favorite Movie about Teaching?

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Apr 23, 2018. 88 Replies

I'd like to compile a list of movies…Continue

Tags: best, video, film, teaching, movie


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Top advice to teachers about using technology when teaching

Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

I've spent thousands of hours giving workshops on using technology to teach. Exhausting but always practical and focused on allowing technology to be helpful and in the background as teachers…


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Jan. Mid Month Updates

Lots of new things posted on the community to start 2018! Check them out at your leisure! 

Also, Gif Lingua, the best Extensive Reading site for English language learners rolls along.…


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Are you a committer (or a quitter)?

I'm busy making some life shattering, shaking changes.  Not easy to do so, especially when one gets older and offered so much "security".  However, I've always been one to follow Thoreau's dictum and "dance to the beat of my own drummer".  The only way I can survive, smile and keep sucking on the fruit that is…


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New Cambridge Train the Trainer Course - Join us online or f-2-f in Athens!

Become a teacher trainer and pass on your expertise

  • Are you an experienced teacher of English?
  • Have you already followed at least a CELTA or equivalent course?
  • Have you obtained a Delta or done some post graduate work?
  • Do you have excellent classroom teaching skills?
  • Is your level of English…

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Showing interest or surprise

The majority know how to use "really" but do you know how to use other expressions ? - In this lesson, I go over many expressions that can be used to express interest, surprise or even disappointment instead of "really". This lesson is intended for lower intermediate students who wish to improve their English…


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Cursing and Swearing in the classroom

As a teacher, I really didn't follow the standard "levels" of fluency - all those test numbers or beginner - intermediate - advanced. No, I had my own standards, my own way of placing this bar.

For me, there were only 3 levels or abilities.

1. able to answer all the general questions and…


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Recent Popular ELT Professionals LinkedIn Discussions

Happy New Year!  Wishing you a great 2018 teaching year. 

Here for your reference are some of the most popular discussions of recent note on ELT Professionals.



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Storytelling with digital and non-digital tools - a free webinar

Every month we offer a free webinar to showcase our work and offer back some free teacher development to our community of peers. 

Hope to see some of you online tomorrow!



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Summer and Fall 2017 ELT Professionals Recent Discussions

We have a booming and lively knowledge based group of teachers - ELT Professionals on LinkedIn. 

Take a look at these most recent discussions, start your own and join in!

See the previous archive of important…


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Nov. Mid Month Updates

Lots of new things this month.  Check them out at your leisure!  Happy teaching in your classroom - keep the fire burning!  Miss the Nov. newsletter?- read it here. …


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My Funniest Videos about Teaching/Learning English

Time for some levity.

Us teachers need to laugh at ourselves, our profession a bit. This is an absolute must.


So here are a few of the classic videos I've laughed at over the last few years. My top 5.Each video has to do with learning English or teaching English.

If you want to watch…


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The "Din" inside the head

insidehead I've written a lot about Krashen's ideas on this blog. Fundamentally because they focus so well on what is "essential" in language learning.


He doesn't suffer fools gladly and I'm glad about that.

I was going over his online articles and especially his seminal work - Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Learning. I kept coming back to the feeling I had as a teacher -…


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Zen and the Act of Teaching

I've been pleased as punch by the feedback for this reflective journal.

It will be mentioned and highlighted in several publications this fall as well as  the hardcover book for purchase, being used in several teacher training programs. If you do use as a hardcover book in a teaching program or wish to purchase and support our community - thanks in…


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