Summer poems

Levels: All Aimed at: Teenagers/Young adults/adults Aims: To incorporate poetry in the classroom/to promote learning through poetry use/to help students express ideas that are meaningful to them/to provide an effective and collaborative way of language learning and of personal expression/to encourage creativity/to promote interaction Materials: An example of a shaped poem/paper or card/coloured pencils Time: 45 min 1. ... Continue Reading →

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The qualities of an inspiring woman – adjectives of personality

Every International Women´s Day, we try to reflect on women who somehow inspired us. Sometimes they are famous, other times historical figures — but often they are just regular women you've never read about in a newspaper. They are our friends, family members or colleagues. We often hold them up as the role models because of their outstanding personal qualities.... Continue Reading →

Pick-up lines – the beginning of love?

  The cheesiest celebration of the year is coming... In the following lesson idea, students will learn some cheesy pick-up lines and put downs in English, practise identifying words in an authentic listening text and create their own pick-up lines! Levels: Intermediate/Upper-intermediate Aimed at: Young adults/adults Aims: Speaking/identifying words in an authentic listening text/Pick-up lines -... Continue Reading →

Build a tower, build a team! Life skills: Teamwork

I have recently come across a very thought-provoking speech by Jack Ma, a world-famous businessman and...a former English teacher! In the speech, he points out that today´s education system is far too knowledge based. He suggests that teachers should also focus on developing students´soft skills: teach values, believing, independent thinking, teamwork and care for others. "Everything we teach should... Continue Reading →

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