A selection of articles and essays related to the teaching of English as a second or foreign language. Many of these were first published in the TEFL.net Inspire! magazine. If you wish, you can submit an article for possible publication.
How to Teach Modals of Possibility/Probability/Deduction
Short but thorough guide to teaching “must have done”, “can’t be”, etc.
If It Can Be Done At Home, Don’t Do It In Class
How to stop wasting class time.
How to Teach Giving Examples
Going beyond phrases such as “like” and “for example”.
Using Memory in EFL Classes
Using and expanding students’ memories while studying English as a foreign language.
First Lessons for Academic English Classes
How to start English for Academic Purposes classes in a pleasant and useful way.
How to Teach Clothes Vocabulary to Young Learners
What clothes vocabulary to teach and how to do so, including introducing loads of fun.
7 Word Formation Games
Fun classroom activities for prefixes and suffixes, especially useful for FCE, CAE and other exam classes.
How to Teach the Language of Prohibition
Presentation and practice ideas for adults and young learners studying “You can’t…”, “… isn’t allowed”, etc.
Games to Practise Want/Want to
Fun activities to practise talking about desires.
EFL Lessons on Parks
All kinds of lessons on the vital topic of green spaces in our towns and cities.
How to teach body parts to kids
An overview of which body words to teach and how.
How To Teach Want/Want To
How to present and practise a much neglected and badly taught verb for expressing desires.
Strategies And Best Practices For Teaching English To Students With Learning Difficulties
Between five and ten per cent of any given population are estimated to have some degree of learning difficulty. This article suggests what to watch out for and ways to make learning easier and less of a challenge for your LD students.
How To Teach Requests
Presentation and practice of polite requests in communication inside and outside the classroom, including typical student problems.
Movement In Adult Classes
When and how to use TPR-like activities with adult learners.
EFL lessons on gardens and gardening
All kinds of lessons on a pleasant and surprisingly popular topic, also suitable for ESP students such as landscape architects.
TPR Games – Can/Can’t For Ability
Games with miming and other movement for the pronunciation and meaning of can and can’t.
9 Fun Activities for Can/Can’t for Ability
Ways of adding fun and loads of other useful language to what is usually your students’ introduction to modal verbs.
How To Teach Prepositions Of Position To Young Learners
A quick summary of what prepositions to teach kids and how to do so.
The Importance of Good Teacher-Student Relations
One of the main factors in achieving student satisfaction and getting the most out of your lessons is positive teacher-student relations.
Presenting Vocabulary in YL Classes
Ideas on Classroom Management in YL Classes
Cool Corporate English Consciousness
Two Gateways for Teachers of English
Word Up Review by Alex Case
Guide to Teaching EFL in France
Hands off that e-dictionary!
Lexis - the new grammar?
Marketing Your Language Program 101
A Student Like Me
Coursebook: Take it or leave it
Intellect or Affect?
Classroom: Forum or Arena?
Cutting Out Cutting Up
How Was the Dip?
Language and Sex
An Introduction to "Befogging" Idioms