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This page contains over 70 articles I've written over the years on a wide range of topics related to ELT. 

Off the Beaten Path columns (Humanising Language Teaching)

6 Lists That Can Greatly Improve Lesson Planning (Six Things Blog)

6 Novel Ways to Introduce a Topic (Six Things Blog)

7 Ways To Encourage Your Class To Be A Good Audience (EFL Magazine)

 

10 Simple Teacher Involved Activities (BusyTeacher)

10 Ways to Get Discussions Going

 

10 Activities for Additional Listening Practice (TESOL Connections)

 

10 Activities for Using Post-It Notes

10 Activities for Using Song Lyrics

10 Quick Ways to Use a Sentence

75 ESL Teaching Ideas (The Internet TESL Journal)

Activities for Boosting Creativity (Humanising Language Teaching)

Activities with Humor (English in Taiwan)

 

All's Well That Ends Well (IH Journal)

 

Beyond Top-Down and Bottom-Up (BusyTeacher)

A Book Review of Collocations Extra (TESL-EJ)

A Book Review of Compelling Conversations (English Teaching Professional)

A Book Review of The Developing Teacher (English Teaching Professional)

 

A Book Review of Listening in Action 2nd Edition (SPLIS Newsletter)

A Book Review of Storybuilding (TESL-EJ)

A Book Review of Teaching Other Subjects Through English (TESL-EJ)

A Book Review of Teaching Unplugged (ELT Weekly)

A Book Review of Working With Images (English Teaching Professional)


Brainstorming (English Teaching Professional)

 

Brainstorming - Part One (English in Taiwan)

 

Brainstorming - Part Two (English in Taiwan)

 

Brainstorming - Part Three (English in Taiwan)

 

Brainstorming - Part Four (English in Taiwan)

A Brainstorming Activity for ESL/EFL Students (The Internet TESL Journal)

Brainstorming Activities for Group Discussion (Humanising Language Teaching)

Break Time (English in Taiwan)

Breathing Life into Checking Answers (Developing Teachers)

Cannibalizing Warmers (One Stop English)

Cliffhanger Activities (Modern English Teacher)

A Creative Approach to Lesson Planning (ELT Weekly)

 

Creating and Performing Dialogues for the Classroom (English in Taiwan)

Dictation Activities (English in Taiwan)

Drills for Learning English - Part One (English in Taiwan)

Drills for Learning English - Part Two (English in Taiwan)

Ending Lessons (English in Taiwan)

Extension Activities for the Coursebook - Part One (English in Taiwan)

Extension Activities for the Coursebook - Part Two (English in Taiwan)

Extension Activities for the Coursebook - Part Three (English in Taiwan)

Extension Activities for the Coursebook - Part Four (English in Taiwan)

Find Someone Who (English in Taiwan)

Getting Published (It's Magazine)

Getting Published Online (ESL Magazine)

Getting Students to Talk - Part One (English in Taiwan)

Getting Students to Talk - Part Two (English in Taiwan)

Getting Students to Talk - Part Three (English in Taiwan)

How -To Presentations in University EFL Classes (IH Journal)

 

Listen Up! (BusyTeacher)

Memory Skills for the Language Classroom (Language Magazine)

More Lead Ins for the Classroom (English in Taiwan)

More Warmers for the Classroom (English in Taiwan)

 

Professional Development for English Teachers in Taiwan - Part One (English in Taiwan)

 

Professional Development for English Teachers in Taiwan - Part Two (English in Taiwan)

Provoking Thought - Book Preview (Humanising Language Teaching)

 

Realia Activities for ESL Students (English in Taiwan)

Reforming Education (One Stop English)

Rude/Stupid/Crazy Questions (TESOL-Spain Newsletter)

Sharing Thoughts in the Language Classroom (Developing Teachers)

Six Creativity Activities (Humanising Language Teaching)

Starting a New Class - Part One (English in Taiwan)

Starting a New Class - Part Two (English in Taiwan)

Starting a New Class - Part Three (English in Taiwan)

Teaching Critical Thinking in ESL Classes (ESL Magazine)

Teaching English with Videos - Part One (English in Taiwan)

Teaching English with Videos - Part Two (English in Taiwan)

Teaching English with Videos - Part Three (English in Taiwan)

Teaching English with Videos - Part Four (English in Taiwan)

 

Teaching with How-To Videos (BusyTeacher)

 

Teaching with Sound Effects (EFL Magazine)

 

Ten Post-Listening Activities (EFL Magazine)

 

Ten Pre-Listening Activities (EFL Magazine)

 

Ten While-Listening Activities (EFL Magazine)

The ELT Daily Journal: Book Preview (Humanising Language Teaching)

 

The Three Stages of a Listening Activity (EFL Magazine)

Using Creativity as a Catalyst: Boosting Creative Skills in the ESL Classroom (ESL Magazine)

Warmers and Lead-Ins (English in Taiwan)

Warming Up to Creativity: Starting Points (Developing Teachers)

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