While for many people summer is a time to relax, we know that the summer months can be the busiest of the year for English language teachers: between long breaks, short courses and new classes, it can be challenging to find fun and stimulating materials to bring into the classroom.
The onestopenglish team is here to help! Start exploring the resources below to find answers to all your summer teaching dilemmas ..
Your English: Phrasal verbs: in the news - With more details coming out and the story showing no signs of dying down, Tim Bowen looks at phrasal verbs in the news – in particular, the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
General: holiday English courses - Many teachers do summer work teaching on short intensive courses. Such courses often have more of a holiday atmosphere than normal classes and teachers may look for jollier, summery activities. Here are a few birght and crazy ideas.
Grammar: differences between could and can - An article discussing the differences between 'could' and 'can' when expressing possibility.
Monthly news lesson: Greece: ‘Only tourism can save our bankrupt land’ - As Greece faces up to bankruptcy, the nation’s politicians are pinning their hopes on tourism to rescue it from economic collapse. But can the country that has been promoted as a cheap mass travel destination rebrand itself as a paradise of myths, mountains and monuments?
In this post, Jeremy Taylor, a freelance writer and teacher trainer based in Czech Republic, explores the benefits of using humour in the classroom to engage students and improve their learning. Do you have a good sense of humour? Do you use your humour in the classroom? Read more by visting OUP ELT Global Blog