The Participatory Approach to Language Teaching & Why Should You Use it

Hello, my dear colleagues! This article is an article in the series of articles related to language teaching methodology and it is related to the participatory approach. What is the participatory approach to language teaching? The participatory approach is similar to content-based instruction, but in this approach, the content emerges from the students’ answers and …

20 Websites with Free Interactive & Downloadable Materials (Worksheets & PPTs for Teachers

Hello, my dear colleagues! Here’s a super short post with not a lot of text. This is a collection of my favorite websites with free already made worksheets, presentations, videos and games for teachers. Whenever I am in a rut and I don’t have time to design my materials from scratch I use these websites. …

Engaging Young and Very Young Learners with Environmental Issues: British Council Teaching English Live

Hello, my dear colleagues! This post will summarize a presentation I held with Owain from ELT Sustainable on British Council Teaching English. The topic was Engaging your learners with environment issues and we presented 5 problems that occur in the classrooms and the practical solutions to those problems. Problem 1: Low level of English Writing …

FREE Online ELT Conferences with Certificates in 2021 (Regularly Updated)

Hello, my dear colleagues! Welcome to my yearly free online conferences post. I will keep updating it as soon as I come across some new conferences for English teachers. For now, here are two free conferences with certificates organized by Oxford and MacMillan. Explore the schedules below and apply! πŸ€— ELTOC 2021 Block 1: 25th …

The Greenhouse Effect in a Jar, Edible Modeling Activity, and Dramatization with Young Learners

Hello, my dear colleagues! In the next few short posts, I will share a lot of environmental education activities for young learners I made for my classroom and in various professional development courses. This one is related to greenhouse gases and global warming. How would you help your students understand why greenhouse gases are necessary, …

Exploring the Environment with Young Learners: 10 Online, Face to Face & Activities for Parents

Hello, my dear colleagues! I am so happy to collaborate with British Council once again, and this time I will present with Owain from ELT Sustainable! We will talk about our favorite topic: environmental education and learning English! This post is an additional material with 10 activities for the people who will be present in …

10 Free Interactive Digital Materials for Young Learners & Teenagers + How Can you Design Materials Like This?

Hi, my dear colleagues! Many educators asked if they can get some of my interactive materials, so I decided to share 10 interactive digital materials and start off 2021 with a lot of freebies, activities, and design tips. In this post I will share 10 highly interactive materials for young learners and teenagers in various …

Renewable Energy Resources and Designing an Eco-house With a Class from India 🌎

Hello, my dear colleagues!In December 2020 I met an amazing teacher from India, Shavy, and she invited me to teach a lesson at her school. This post is going to share all the tasks (full lesson plan) for a renewable energy resource writing lesson for pre-teens. The lesson focuses on writing and environmental education. I …

Sustainable Development – Decreasing the ELT Footprint🌎

Hello, my dear colleagues! Other than storytelling, environmental education is one of my favorite topics ever and I can always spend so much time just talking about it. I had the honor to present some bits and pieces of my research on the 18th Annual ELTA Serbia conference. About the conference The conference program had …