British Council 'Featured Blog of the Month' Winner!

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British Council BadgeWe are delighted to have once again won the British Council Teaching English award of featured Blog of the Month for October 2016 for our post ’10 Activities – Using Pictures in Class’

Using pictures in the classroom is just one of the activities that our teachers in ATC Language Schools use to help students meet their learning objectives in a fun and engaging way and can be a great supplement to your course book!continue...

10 Activities - Using Pictures in Class

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photoinesl_407318959A picture speaks a thousand words!  And you can get your students speaking just as many by using pictures in class.  Check out these fun and engaging communicative activities below.

I find these work at all ages and the best thing is that each task can be adapted to the level you are teaching and designed with a particular language focus in mind so whether you’re teaching the Past Simple at A1 or the use of cleft sentences at C1, you can pull from your bank of pictures and adjust your instructions as you see fit!!… continue...

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A2 Lesson – The Answer (Short Film)

shavingLesson – The Answer.

In this lesson, students will meet words/phrases for describing appearance while introducing them to ‘will’ for future predictions.   In this communicative lesson, students will work in pairs/groups to discuss the short animation, answering questions and then reading a review of the book ‘The Secret, which the short film is based on. … continue...

The Improvised Bits

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(by Joanne Mitten)
A couple of weeks ago I attended a talk at IATEFL Manchester by Adrian Underhill: Jazz and the Dark Matter of Teaching. And over the course of 45 minutes, his theory about improvisation in the classroom shed some light on an experience I’d had a few weeks before the conference.… continue...

Film yourself Teaching! A Self-Reflective Task...

filming By Andrea Goldman

When I was younger and thinner, I worked for an organization that required teachers to film their classes once every three months. In my wisdom as an older, fatter person, I thought it would be wonderful to encourage the teachers around me to film themselves teaching, to see what their classes really look like.… continue...

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