Video and Film in English Language Learning

Following on from Jamies talks and videos, a book version of his approach to using short videos in the classroom

Classroom Management: Getting the Buggers to Behave, by Sue Cowley

“This book gives you advice on behaviour management that is easily accessible and equally easy to apply. This book provides plenty of information on the basic of behaviour management, lots of tips and ideas for managing the physical aspects of the classroom environment. The ideas and advice given are based on common sense observations and strategies that have worked for me.”

Teaching Young Learners to Think

Coetzer (IHJournal June 2017) calls them “chubby questions”. Questions that get people, and importantly our learners, drilling down deep for answers. If you’re aware of HOTS and LOTS, you’ll know they refer to “Higher Order Thinking Skills” and “Lower Order Thinking Skills”. We want learners to move beyond LOTS, that include activities like memorising, applying and answering short Yes/No answers into the challenges of HOTS: investigation, interpretation, analysis, manipulation, critique and creation.

Post CELTA: Managing the Young Learner Classroom

This month, Moira Allen, a Young & Very Young Learners teacher based in Seville, Spain, has shared with us some of her advice for teachers who find themselves in a YL classroom. Read her highlights below and listen to us talking about classroom managment on the podcast.

Teaching English to Young Learners: Anna Hasper talks about her career in ELT and her work with our online YL course

Anna is the Director of TeacherTrain and a self-confessed addict to learning and teaching. Her passion is enabling teachers to become the best teacher they can by enhancing all students’ learning opportunities through effective teaching and engagement.