• Werden, Wurden or Würden – The Difference

    Werden, Wurden or Würden?The Difference Explained As a teacher, I’ve never really been phased by the difference between these three verb forms: werden, wurden and würden. However, sometimes my students are confused and don’t always feel confident in the slight…

  • How Learn A Language Successfully – New Year’s Resolution

    5 Tips To Learn A Language With Success This Year Some people might say that learning a language is hard. Those people would be right because learning a new language can be challenging and certainly time-consuming ! If you want…

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    25 Best 5-Minute Starters To Settle Language Students

    Fun 5-Minute Starters for Language Classrooms Which Get Students into Learning Mode I posted on my Facebook page recently that I have been implementing 5-minute starters with all my language groups recently. Not only with my ESOL classes, but with…

  • 73 questions about me theidealteacher

    73 Questions About The Ideal Teacher

    Have you ever seen Vogue’s 73 Questions? If not, go and check it out, after you’ve read this post about TheIdealTeacher, obviously! I enjoy watching Vogue’s 73 questions pitched to celebrities, which allows the general public to take a peek…

  • Vocab, Speaking and Writing Prompts – ‘Take Your Pick’

    Useful Vocabulary, Speaking and Writing Prompts for Language Classrooms As a language teacher, I am always on the look out for interesting activities. Especially speaking and writing prompts. Mainly, because I use them to help my students with vocabulary recall,…

  • 10 mfl ideas for open evenings

    Low-Prep & Fun Open Evening Ideas for MFL

    10 Fun, Low-Prep MFL Open Evening Ideas Wow future linguists with the FUN ideas and activities below which are extremely low-prep and most of which are very low-cost for MFL Open Evenings I rarely enjoyed taking part in Y4/5/6 open…

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    Fun Speaking Activity for First Lesson in Language Classrooms

    Want to get some weird looks and questions from your family when packing for a new term of college? Get some toilet roll out…! Ready for a fun speaking activity during first lessons in any language classroom. The ‘Loo’ Roll Speaking…

  • Spontaneous Speaking with Video Clips in Language Learning

    How To Improve Your Speaking with Short Video Clips Short video clips are fantastic prompts for spontaneous speaking practice when it comes to learning any language. “Videos generate visual stimulants that wake up the brain cells and demand focused attention”…