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If you've come to this site, it probably means you are thinking about doing a CELTA, are due to start a CELTA, or have recently completed a CELTA. Hopefully this site has something to offer you no matter which of these categories you fall into. Who am I and why do I think I can …

Recording Vocabulary

In most lessons, we deal with vocabulary to a greater or lesser extent, but are we helping students to remember and use this vocabulary after the lesson is finished? Students can often be seen dutifully scribbling away, compiling long lists of completely unrelated words and phrases. Everyone has preferences as to how to record and …

Looking at lead-ins

What is a lead in? It’s the beginning of the lesson. The students have arrived. They’ve got out their books. It’s time to start the lesson…but how? With a lead in. But what exactly do we mean and what should it achieve? A lead-in should do exactly what it says – lead in to the …

New feature…

Infographics  Appearing today...the first in a series of infographics designed to give quick and helpful tips and info on key topics in a more visual format. The first is about listening. Watch this space...more to follow. And if you have any requests, leave a comment and we'll see what we can do.