Month: September 2014

Practising English with News Items

Many EFL teachers tell their learners to watch/listen to the news as a way of practising their English. I've come to realise that simply watching/listening is less helpful than engaging with the news item on a more productive level. That's why I had a bit of a think and came up with some activities that learners … Continue reading Practising English with News Items

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What we get from students

Maybe, after reading this post's title, in your head you're already listing some of the gifts you've been given by students at the end of term or end of their studies with you.... Thank-you cards, a calendar, tea, a bookmark, chocolates, wine (if you're lucky!), and so on. Don't get me wrong, us teachers are mere … Continue reading What we get from students