The Macrostrategic Framework in Language Learning: Do all Teachers Follow it?

Hi, my dear colleagues! Have you ever hear of the macrostrategic framework? If not, keep reading to see if you can recognize it in your eclectic teaching methods! All of the methods presented in this website fall into the category of the microstrategic framework. Kumaravadivelu (2006, pp 199-214), created the macrostrategic framework with a goal …

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! Have you ever tried to engage young learners with environmental issues? 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 …

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

Hello, my dear colleagues! Welcome to the post about free online ELT conferences. 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! Let’s explore some free online …

The Greenhouse Effect in a Jar Experiment, 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 post features the greenhouse effect in a jar experiment. This one is related to greenhouse gases and global warming. How would …