ELT Articles

Teacher Training

Our Teacher Training articles provide you with professional development ideas to help your teaching staff keep their skills current and relevant. Use these ideas in your regular professional development sessions or just pass them on to your teachers to use as they see fit.

Getting Your Teachers to Use Pictures More Effectively

Pictures are a great way to provide information, to stimulate communication and to drive student imagination. They appeal to visual learners, who make up 80% of our student population. Pictures are also a cheap, easy-to-find teacher resource. Here are some tips for getting your teachers to use pictures more frequently and more effectively...

Using Video in Your Classroom

Usually watching the television is a passive experience but there are ways that you can adapt this technology in your favour for the classroom.

Below is one teaching strategy that can improve the use of video materials in your classroom by targeting specific skill sets...

A Key Way to Improve Student Listening: Acoustics

Our students' ability to physically hear is essential to their ability to listen. The following three ideas relate to the production, corruption, transmission and reception of sound - acoustics.

Clear Voice: The teacher's voice is the first and most important source of authentic listening material for students. The teacher needs to use a clear voice. This means having good articulation and sufficient projection to be heard by all the students in all parts of the room. If a teacher is having difficulty projecting his or her voice, have him or her try the exercises on the following website: