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New chat feature!

feedback-new chat feature

Improving your school’s communication Got a quick message for a teacher? Want to help students access support easily?  After listening to school feedback, we have developed our new chat feature! This has made communication between teachers, students and admin staff a lot simpler, ensuring help is given to those who need it.  The result? Happier staff …

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Free organisational tools to help with online school management

online school management tools

Here’s a list of some of the most useful organisational tools to help you manage your online teaching: Evernote  This is a great free tool for organising your notes, accessing them wherever you are and being able to share with students, teachers, colleagues etc.  We like this tool as it is simple and intuitive as …

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Useful resources for Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)

Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) resources

Teaching English to young learners is very different to other types of teaching English and yet it is rarely covered in TEFL courses. Therefore, teachers who are required to teach young learners often lack the knowledge or resources to adapt their skills to this environment. This post highlights some of the key points to consider …

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5 of the best professional development podcasts in ELT

ELT professional development podcasts

Are you a Director of Studies or ELT manager looking for ways to offer professional development to your teachers? Or an EFL teacher looking to find new ways to develop your skills? There are now many TEFL podcasts specifically for ELT teachers, which are a great way to get new ideas for the classroom whilst …

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5 of the best free tools for teaching English online

online elt teaching tools

These online class tools are excellent for changing the pace of the class, adding variety and engaging students to maximise their online learning.  Padlet  This simple note taking tool has so many uses within the ELT classroom. Here are some suggestions: Create a class information padlet so students know where to find all relevant information …

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Free lesson plans and resources for teaching English online

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Here is a list of excellent free ELT lesson plans and resources to help you start teaching English online: Lesson plans One Stop English An excellent site with easy navigation to quickly find suitable ready-made lesson plans and resources. There are many free resources and a paid option to access further resources including news lessons …

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