Just stumbled upon this great Classroom Management blog by Michael Linsin, full of great tips for dealing with troublesome classes and students.
I’ve reposted a few of his phrase sheets before but check out this amazing bank of fantastic resources from his Facebook page:
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I’ve just recently found the excellent englishwithjo.com. It’s a great site full of engaging video based conversation activities. I’m going to do her new one on conspiracy theories with a proficiency class tomorrow. I’ve made a little worksheet with some extra vocabulary for higher levels. Download it below:
Just stumbled upon the TEFLtastic blog and it’s full of amazing materials. I’ve added it to my blogroll and I’m going to be using a lot of their great FCE speaking materials this year. Check it out.
Thanks to my colleague Raquel Gomez for introducing me to Macmillan’s amazing database of resources:
She focused specifically on the pragmatics section in a seminar she recently gave in my school. She ran an experiment last year using the materials to boost scores for FCE and CAE speaking exams so I’m going to try them out for myself today, starting with this one on agreeing and disagreeing:
Here’s a fantastic post from ELTplanning on ways to improve your boardwork. Check it out:
Here’s a link to some examples of part 2 from the Deesite blog:
Check out Jess’s great site: Easy English Articles
It has a great selection of short current affairs topics to generate conversation and learn new vocab. It also has lesson plans, grammar explanations and even offers to correct short texts!