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Fifty Ways to Teach Listening: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers

Fifty Ways to Teach Listening: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers Teaching English as a second or foreign language is full of challenges: How do you hold students' interest? How do you ensure that they get enough practice to really learn?

The Fifty Ways to Teach series gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, and ideas to help your students master English. Most of the ideas can be used for both beginning and advanced classes. Many require little to no preparation or special materials.

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A 10 minute intro to Dogme Business English

A 10 minute intro to Dogme Business English This book is for any Business English teacher interested in Dogme. It covers how to get to know your student, lesson formats and provides some ideas about using materials. There are also a lot of tips and 2 sample lessons.

The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.




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Presentation Lesson Hacks

Presentation Lesson Hacks This ebook presents a new way of approaching presentation skill lessons. It uses micro-skill hacks to help address student problems and weakness, tackle them and push supports learners towards becoming better presenters. There are 25 key topic areas and each has 3 presentation lesson hacks. These hacks work in small groups or big groups and can be adapted for 1-2-1 clients. Less
This ebook presents a new way of approaching presentation skill lessons. It uses micro-skill hacks to help address student problems and weakness, tackle them and push supports learners towards becoming better presenters. There are 25 key topic areas and each has 3 presentation lesson hacks. These hacks work in small groups or big groups and can be adapted for 1-2-1 clients. They are ideal for people who know the basics of presentations but want to go further. Teachers will love them as they can be done with very little preparation and fit perfectly into almost any lesson or could even be used to create full presentation skills lessons.

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Entertainment in English — 12 Game Show Lesson Plans for ESL

Entertainment in English — 12 Game Show Lesson Plans for ESL In this collection of lessons I have readapted some of the most successful and entertaining gameshow formats from US and UK television and radio from over the last forty years. This set of lessons forms the third pillar in my theory of communicative learning



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Mind your Waste – Lessons in Digital Literacy

Mind your Waste – Lessons in Digital Literacy In this lesson students will explore their attitudes to buying clothes and find out about the costs and environmental impact of producing clothes.


They will do this by studying an infographic about the USAgain clothes recycling project, discussing the content and implications of the graphic and researching some of the background to the problem.

The materials in this plan can be used in different ways. The first four tasks of the plan can be used independently as a simple reading and discussion class. The last three research tasks can be used individually as follow up tasks or you could use all three. These tasks are likely to take longer and could be set as homework or independent study tasks.

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Fifty Ways to Teach Grammar: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers

Fifty Ways to Teach Grammar: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers Many textbooks do a fine job of presenting grammar to students. However, some students or classes need more practice after they’ve finished the exercises in their textbook. This guide provides imaginative and enjoyable games, drills, and activities to practice different grammatical structures such as verb tenses, articles, phrasal verbs, pronouns, relative clauses, modals, word forms, syntax, and more.

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A 10 minute intro to Senior Management Business English

A 10 minute intro to Senior Management Business English This short ebook is for Business English teachers giving lessons to Senior Managers. It gives suggestions for gathering important client information, teaching ideas for Managing Directors, General Managers and Department Managers and also a list of useful tips. There are 2 sample lessons.

The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.



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Using Games in the Language Classroom

Using Games in the Language Classroom Contents: 10 good reasons why we should use games in the language classroom; Are we really sure about using games in the language classroom?; The 9 golden rules of using games in the language classroom; 3 strategies for incorporating games into beginner level classes; Great kids games to use with adult language learners; 3 great games for verb tense review; Using games to teach vocabulary? Less
The justification for using games in the classroom has been well demonstrated as benefiting students in a variety of ways. These benefits range from cognitive aspects of language learning to more co-operative group dynamics.

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Fifty Ways to Practice Writing: Tips for ESL/EFL Students

Fifty Ways to Practice Writing: Tips for ESL/EFL Students This book is made for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language.

Learning another language is never fast, but the Fifty Ways to Practice series will speed things up by showing you how to practice more efficiently and effectively both inside and outside the classroom. These books can be used by beginners and advanced students alike.

You will learn 50 ways to practice and improve writing – both with pen and paper and typing. By applying these methods, you will write more, write faster, and write more correct and more interesting papers and letters.

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Preview The Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People – Lessons in Digital Literacy

Preview The Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People – Lessons in Digital Literacy This lesson encourages students to think about their attitudes to wealth and the link between success and positive habit formation. It also helps them to question and explore the validity of online information.

The aims of the lesson are:
-To develop students' critical thinking skills
-To help students explore and articulate their opinions.
-To help students understand and evaluate statistical information.
-To develop students' abilities to check and evaluate the credibility of information.
-To help students develop their abilities to carry out online factual research.
-To help students develop the ability to synergise information from a range of sources and formulate written arguments around that information

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A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching

A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching This short ebook is for new Business English teachers. It introduces common Business English topics, a developmental path, a list of popular activities and a range of tips. There is also a lesson plan of a sample project-based activity.

The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.




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Death in Riyadh: A cautionary tale for expat language teachers in the Middle East

Death in Riyadh: A cautionary tale for expat language teachers in the Middle East In March, 2011, an illegal drinking session got under way on an expatriate residential compound in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Andrew Cannon, 41, and Robert Colman, 57, were both said to have ‘had a tendency to become violent with alcohol’ and fell out at some point during the session. The falling out would then lead to an exchange of physical blows. This book follows the events that transpired...



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Answers May Vary

Answers May Vary Twenty-five essays on teaching English as a second language by renowned ELT materials writer and teacher trainer Dorothy Zemach. The wide variety of topics include classroom management, testing and assessment, teaching reading strategies, coping with cheating and plagiarism, teaching visual learners, culture shock, the value of a non-native teacher, and recognizing and overcoming teacher burnout. This volume contains the complete collection of her "From A to Z" columns originally published in TESOL’s Essential Teacher magazine (2003 – 2009).

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The History of Weddings – Lessons in Digital Literacy

The History of Weddings – Lessons in Digital Literacy This lesson is based on an infographic about weddings, their history and some related customs and practices.

In the lesson students will explore their opinions of weddings and marriage and discover some new information about the origins of various customs.


There are also four online research tasks which encourage students to develop a range of digital literacies including checking sources, checking the validity of information and researching new information and building infographics around it. You can choose one for your students to do or if you prefer get them to do all four.

You could also split your class into four and get one group to do each task and then share their findings.
The final task is a social research task that encourages students to create their own questionnaire to explore the attitudes of their social media contacts after which they produce an infographic from the results.

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English for Job Interviews (Teacher Book)

English for Job Interviews (Teacher Book) This teacher book accompanies a student workbook.
We designed the workbook for intermediate to lower advanced level students (B2 and C1 on the
European scale) but can be used by lower intermediate levels with guidance from a teacher.  
The workbook can be used as self‐study, but was originally created to be used in class with a
teacher. Each of its 5 parts has a lesson plan, which can be expanded or changed as preferred.
Each part takes approximately 90 minutes with the discussion exercises and role‐plays described
below, or 20‐40 minutes in self‐study.
We’ve avoided giving lists of phrases or words to memorise and parrot back. Instead, the
workbook focuses on helping the students reflect on the best responses and create a more
personal reply, which they can then write down and review.For the open questions, the questions are asked first and then the ‘answers’ in the form of notes
or tips are given on a following pages

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The Path to Academic English

The Path to Academic English Academic language proficiency consists of vocabulary, grammar, and a discourse style of academic, or professional language. Traditional teaching approaches include describing the language, preparing materials and explicitly teaching academic language. This has never worked. Whether you are teaching university students or just hoping to improve your own academic language proficiency, join Stephen Krashen to find out what does work.

By special agreement with Dr. Krashen, we are delighted to be able to offer this self-study course at no charge. This course includes four one-hour video recordings, readings, and discussion questions.

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Investigating the Emotional and Physical Aspects of the Language Classroom

Investigating the Emotional and Physical Aspects of the Language Classroom In the first part of this book we focus on the various theories that discuss the emotional side of classroom management, encompassing the methods of organization, administration, teaching and enforcing discipline in our language classrooms. We follow in the second part with four chapters focusing on the physical nature of classroom management.




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English for Scammers

English for Scammers Every day, it seems, we get heart-breaking emails like this one:

I see know reasons why you are been so skeptical about your bank draft presently in our custody.

We can tell you why. It’s your English. Your English is … bad. Inaccurate. Ungrammatical. Inappropriate.

While this book is not written for scammers, its purpose is to help you avoid writing like a scammer and having your business letter wind up in someone’s junk mail folder.

No one wants that. What you want is to have your business letters read and acted upon – because you’re in business.

English for Scammers analyzes common mistakes, drawn from genuine correspondence, and tells you how to improve your writing so that it is appropriate for standard business letters written in English.

Use English for Scammers to hone your 419 letters – or even to write honest, clear, direct business correspondence.

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NeuroELT: Language Learning and The Brain

NeuroELT: Language Learning and The Brain Neuroscience is changing the world. It is unraveling the mysteries of the very most basic elements of our profession – language, learning, and culture – and yet, because these findings are so new, they have not made much impact on our field yet. We wish, as language teachers ourselves, to change that. Let's look at how the brain processes emotion, memory, and meaning, and examine ways we can apply these findings to our classrooms.

This is a self-study course based on a one-month intensive iTDi Advanced Teaching Skills course. It includes four video recordings, readings, and discussion questions. Teachers who would like a certificate of completion verifying 20 Professional Development hours are required to submit written responses to the discussion questions.

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How to Land a Job Teaching English Abroad

How to Land a Job Teaching English Abroad The contents of this book reflect theauthor’s successful experience working abroad since 1989 in Botswana, Korea,Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.He worked first as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa, then set out teaching English across Asia for almost twenty years.The guidelines suggested are simple, but not always obvious to those who have never worked abroad before.Even a rudimentary life abroad can beextremely rewarding spiritually,educationally and even financially.



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1,000 Conversation Questions

1,000 Conversation Questions What’s inside?

More than 1000 questions divided into more than 100 topics.Each one the 100+ topics contains ten or more thought provoking, conversation starting questions.
Each topic can fill 20 to 40 minutes of class time. (More if you ask students for some of their answers).
No branding so you get all the credit.Easy to print and hand out or copy to a PowerPoint slide.Tips for using conversation questions in the classroom that I have learned during my 8 years of teaching ESL.
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"Great Book For Conversation Topics in an ESL/EFL Classroom
The book is broken down by themes -- holidays, foods, family, sports, etc. and I've used it in my adult ESL class many times to spark conversations. It's my first choice of conversation books I go to when I need a filler lesson or want to encourage students to speak up and share their ideas!"

- Amazon Review from Sandie

How to Present at a Language Teacher’s Conference

How to Present at a Language Teacher’s Conference One of the most rewarding ways of becoming more involved in our profession, I believe, is through presenting at a language teacher's conference. Over the course of the four chapters of this book you’ll find a series of steps, starting from attending a conference and leading up to presenting, which guide you towards getting ready for a conference presentation.



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How to be a Successful MOOC Student

How to be a Successful MOOC Student MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – enable students around the world to take university courses online. This guide, by the instructors of edX’s most successful MOOC in 2013-2014, Principles of Written English (based on both enrollments and rate of completion), advises current and future students how to get the most out of their online study, covering areas such as what types of courses are offered and who offers them, what resources students need, how to register, how to work effectively with other students, how to interact with professors and staff, and how to handle assignments.

This book is suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English, and is applicable to MOOC classes on any subject (and indeed, for just about any type of online study).

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Rethink Motivation

Rethink Motivation Transform your teaching by rethinking motivation with Jill Hadfield. Explore the latest theories, discuss classroom implications, and share activities designed to motivate. Building mostly on Future Possible Selves theory and Second Language Identity you'll learn how to create a motivational syllabus, help learners visualize their ideal second language selves, map their journey, and better enjoy the learning experience. Each motivating session will be grounded in theory, rich in applied practical takeaway value, and good interactive fun.

This is a self-study course based on a one-month intensive iTDi Advanced Teaching Skills course. It includes four video recordings, readings, and discussion questions. Teachers who would like a certificate of completion verifying 20 Professional Development hours are required to submit written responses to the discussion questions.

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Parsnips in ELT

Parsnips in ELT Step out of your ELT comfort zone by trying some PARSNIP lessons. This ebook has 7 lesson plans for ELT teachers that cover Politics, Alcohol, Religion, Sex, Narcotics, Isms and Pork in an engaging and enjoyable style.
Written by Mike JC Smith, Cecilia Lemos, David Petrie, Adam Simpson, Katherine Bilsborough, Noreen Lam, Phil Wade and cover designed by Kati Alice Bilsborough



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How to Survive and Thrive Overseas

How to Survive and Thrive Overseas One of the biggest mistakes people make in their lives is to put off, put off, put off - until later - until they meet some artificial criteria - before they act and do what is needed to get what they really want from life. It is a simple thing, okay maybe not super simple, to land yourself a decent job abroad and to get yourself living in a country where you can live reasonably well for 1/2, 1/3 or even less of what you think it costs you to live well where you are now. Where you can often save money even on a very modest wage. And, at the same time, you are seeing and traveling and experiencing the real world out there - not just the shopping malls, SUV payments, under-water mortgages and other things that can make life in the Western world seem, well . . . a bit plastic at times.
There is an ease of remaining in your home country in that it is nice and safe and that makes it easy to blame others, or the economy or whatever for your lack of progress in getting what you want out of life. And there are plenty of people there to naysay and put you back on the course to dull mediocrity and a sad dull boring life . . . just like theirs. They don't want you to break the mold, it would only disturb their own resignation to their paths. Come on . . . Get with it!

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500 Grammar Based Conversation Questions

500 Grammar Based Conversation Questions Make Grammar Interesting: Elicit the specific grammar structure you are teaching in a natural way with these 500 conversation questions.
This is a unique and incredibly useful resource book for ESL and EFL teachers. It uses conversation questions to practice specific grammar points in an engaging and natural way. If you teach grammar you'll find this book incredibly useful for discovering errors and reinforcing grammar structures.

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This is a fabulous book to supplement your lessons in the ESL university/adult education classroom. I use a listening/speaking text from a popular publisher, and I frequently find it lacking for speaking exercises that my students can use to apply the grammar points presented in the book. This book is the perfect solution to that problem. It is organized by grammar points - ones that you'll commonly find in any of the big-company ESL texts. In addition, the book starts with a brief section on some suggested uses for the questions in the classroom. Then, each grammar section begins with an overview of the grammar point, which I've found useful in expanding my class text's explanations. Within each group of questions, you'll also find that there are questions targeted at different language skills - so there is something for all learners. I own a copy of another book from this author, and I use it throughout my semesters. I was thrilled to have another of this author's books, and I am sure it will become a well-loved desktop friend.

- Mexicancatdance, Amazon Review

20 Tech Enhanced Activities for the Language Classroom

20 Tech Enhanced Activities for the Language Classroom This ebook was designed to be the first in a series of collections of the simple activities and ideas I have used over many years when delivering teaching and teacher training sessions that incorporate the use of digital technologies.





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Write Now: Business Writing That Gets Results

Write Now: Business Writing That Gets Results Do you know what it takes to write well? A system - the Business English HQ writing system. Write Now is written for the busy professional - those who have high stakes in the professional game, but do not have the time to sit for hours perfecting the writing process. Write Now offers a simple 15-step writing system that ensures that you will produce excellent writing.

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Getting Blended Learning Right

Getting Blended Learning Right In this self-study course, you'll learn what blended learning is and isn't, why so many who try to implement a blended approach rarely get it right, what's involved in setting up a blended language learning program. Whether you're a teacher, trainer, manager or principal you'll learn how to build a blended program that's just right for your particular context.

This self-study course is based on a one-month intensive iTDi Advanced Teaching Skills course. It includes four video recordings, readings, and discussion questions. Teachers who would like a certificate of completion verifying 20 Professional Development hours are required to submit written responses to the discussion questions.

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A No-Nonsense Guide to Writing Materials

A No-Nonsense Guide to Writing Materials ELT (English language teaching) writing comes in many shapes and sizes. Some authors write or co-write coursebook series. Others produce workbooks to go with those coursebooks. Or perhaps they write language practice books, or graded readers or grammar books. They may write resource books for teachers, or books on aspects of teaching methodology. And increasingly they may write material for online delivery, or as part of mobile-learning Apps.

If you are thinking of writing anything like that (or if you have started writing but don’t know where to place your work), then The No-Nonsense Guide to Writing is for you. As a look at the contents will demonstrate, there is advice here not only about the process of writing, but also on aspects of contracts and adequate remuneration. Other aspects of a writer’s life are covered too, such as who you may collaborate with, and what it’s like to give presentations about your work – and of course about what happens when things go wrong. You can find out, too, who produces and publishes ELT material in today’s changing world – and how to produce a sample to persuade them to take an interest in your work.

And so, for all of you who want to become (or continue to be) writers of ELT material, this collection of articles provides a one-stop resource of information about what you need to be able to do, what to be careful about, and how to enjoy it.

We hope you will find this collection of articles useful.

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How to Teach English Overseas

How to Teach English Overseas We want you to know that teaching English overseas is much easier than you might think. You can find yourself abroad MUCH more quickly than you think, living a new life, exploring new cultures and getting a whole new perspective on the world.
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99 Fast Ways to Improve your English

99 Fast Ways to Improve your English 99 Fast Ways to Improve your English

[This is a student resource book, but also excellent for teachers]
Do you want to improve your English quickly?
Would you like a FAST 100% improvement?
Are you tired of studying things that don’t REALLY HELP?
Tired of memorizing grammar rules?
Stop wasting your time!

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Travel English for Busy Travelers: Level 1

Travel English for Busy Travelers: Level 1 This self-study e-textbook will help you quickly learn travel English. The Level 1 e-book is written for English students who are too busy to take a course in travel English but who still want to learn English they need for world travel. The book focuses on topics, such as going through immigration & customs, checking into a hotel, ordering food, changing money, and shopping.


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