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The Feel-Good factor in the language classroom.

It’s quite scary learning a foreign language. Communication is a big part of who we are, and being able to express ourselves “correctly” is seen as a sign of maturity and intelligence by many people and in many places. It’s … Continue reading

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Books to get your teaching mojo back

Don’t be put off by the picture, that’s just to grab your attention. Actually most of the books I would recommend for a bit of holiday reading are on my kindle of course. I say of course because recently I … Continue reading

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Games Day

Every so often we drop everything and have GAMES DAY! – For example when I’m covering for a sick colleague! The principle is simple, a) Get out every game you have and set the classroom so the groups can go … Continue reading

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Catch their interest

I’m lucky because I teach English in the primary classroom. This means I can pop in and leave clues about what we will be studying in English class this week. I love  doing this before lessons start on Monday (with … Continue reading

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News from the Beachfront

Just in case you were wondering where I’d got to, here’s the latest! Busy with end-of-year stuffAlthough I HATE marking ( a strong word for a very strong feeling!) getting little notes like this makes it all worthwhile. The end … Continue reading

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Story Box 

The other day I was talking to a colleague who said “there’s nothing new in efl”. I didn’t agree, and told her about the wonderfully original story boxes we have created with my primary class…    They look like a … Continue reading

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January to-be list

You may have noticed a slight change in title for this month’s list, again it’s an idea I pinched of the internet, but in the name of all things January and New Yearish I thought this year, instead of a … Continue reading

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Pin the nose on the reindeer

I found this idea on twitter (sorry, can’t remember where), the pupils loved it!   

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December To-Do list

Why is December always so busy? OK, I know there’s Christmas etc. but that’s not until the end of the month, and we’ve got holidays to look forward to. I agree the exam marking and report writing can be time-consuming, … Continue reading

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Christmas crafts and language ideas

Our primary teacher made these wonderful snowmen with her class: You can see how to do it on : Not wanting to be left out I jumped in on the act and the students drew their snowmen (with the right … Continue reading

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