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The deep roots of writing

Was writing invented for accounting and administration or did it evolve from religious movements, sorcery and dreams?<i>By Michael Erard</i>Read at Aeon

Ancient History

Smartphones & Learning possibilities in the EFL class

Some data on mobile usage growth<p>Six hours a day. That’s how much time the average teenager spends online, according to a June 2013 study by McAfee. …

Can new technology sustainably improve quality in state language education?

Bingo mingle

I used this for teaching Present Perfect tense. It is just like bingo, but involves the students mingling and asking questions.<p>In a 4 or 5 by 5 grid …

Buy and sell - A revision activity for younger learners

Basically, the students use vocabulary items, or standard sentences, as money. The teacher is a shopkeeper, the students are the customers. The …

When wo/men speak up | An evidence-based activity

It’s international women’s day and I just happened upon some management research into the differences in impact on status and potential leadership …

Be Confident in Who You Are Review

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Bobo Explores Light Review

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MeeGenius Children's Books Review

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Kalley's Machine Plus Cats Review

Based on a true story of childhood optimism, Kalley’s Machine Plus Cats is the super-fun interactive story about a 4-year-old girl’s drawing and her …

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Review

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CLIL Lesson - The Atlantic Ocean

<b>Introduction</b><p>This lesson is based on a running dictation using a text about the Atlantic Ocean. Learners practise all four skills in this activity and …

Rachael Harris - Bloomifying stories in the Inclusive Practice Classroom

Whether you have children or not, who has never read a story to someone or had one read to them? Our lives are full of stories, but think about your …

No one stays behind!

Nowadays our classrooms are increasingly becoming diverse. The traditional classrooms which used to be more uniform are a thing of the past. In …

Choosing a house

It pays to use your judgement, be sure that you think your class is up to the task, it would be a shame for students to leave the classroom thinking …

Benefits of being bilingual

This lesson was devised to celebrate International Mother Language Day on 21 February, which exists to promote awareness of linguistic diversity and …

Branding and brand names

<b>Introduction</b><p>This is an integrated skills lesson which involves some discussion, reading and writing. It explores the area of 'brands' and the …

Online safety for teenagers

This lesson addresses the topic of online safety in a motivating way, allowing students to discuss issues, share their opinions and ideas and then do …

Living in the UK

<b>Introduction</b><p>In this lesson, learners read about the different countries of the UK: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.<p>They practise …

My English telephone

The class discusses how to make the phone and what materials are needed. The teacher elicits the necessary language to make and use the</b> …

Compass

An award winning culture-themed course designed for adult students of general English.

8 Online Writing Tools Your Teachers Might Not Tell You About

Writing assignments are an essential part of student life and polishing your skills is important. Writing can be time consuming, as a lot of thought …

Mind the overlap! | World of Better Learning

Linguistics<p>Mind the overlap!<p>Andrew Moffat<p>Share on Facebook<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on Twitter<p>Comment<p>Andrew Moffatt explores the different contexts of …

Three Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

As the world economy shifts away from manufacturing jobs and towards service industry and creative jobs, there’s a consensus among parents, …

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Education Tips: Managing Large Language Classes

Many English language teachers around the world face a common problem: large class sizes. A large number of students in a classroom can lead to …

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