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Blended Learning

By Pete Sharma and Barney Barrett


Blended Learning

"Blended Learning is a well-rounded look at technology in language classrooms"
Read the full Review on TEFL.net

The ideal companion for any teacher interested in the use of technology in the language classroom, Blended Learning provides a practical overview of current technology. It combines basic information for the technological novice with sophisticated ideas for using technology in the classroom.

Blended learning offers practical ideas and suggestions for ways to use technology to enhance and support students' learning. Pete and Barney also examine the implications of the use of technology for language teaching methodology in general.

Blended Learning is ideal for:

  • Teachers already interested in using technology who want to discover new and innovative ways to use it
  • Teachers with little experience of technology and/or feel unsure about implementing it in their classrooms.

Interview with Pete Sharma (BritishCouncilTE): Will ELT teachers ever become obsolete?

500 Activities for the Primary Classroom

By Carol Read

500 Primary Activities

"This rich compendium of activities will surely become required reading for those teaching in the primary classroom"
EL Gazette, Book of the Month September 2007

Every primary teacher and teacher trainer will want a copy of this book!

The definitive handbook for all primary teachers and teacher trainers,written by Carol Read, a well-known primary specialist and teacher trainer and primary author.

500 Activities for the Primary Classroom is the answer to the perennial question of "what on earth am I going to do with my class tomorrow?" Aimed at teachers of children between the ages of 3-12, this is a lively, varied compendium of ideas and classroom activities.




Key Features

  • A wide-ranging resource of activities which are easy to set up
  • Up-to-date approach covers current approaches in teaching children including content-based learning
  • Ideal for all primary-focussed teachers
  • Designed to be flexible to supplement a wide range of syllabus-types (story-based, grammatical, etc.)


Carol Read at BETA-IATEFL 2011 Conference

  A recording from the seminar The secret of working with children (recorded in Warsaw, January 2012).

Watch Carol Read's webinar on: Using praise in Young Learner classrooms






An A-Z of ELT

By Scott Thornbury

An A-Z of ELT

Voted 'book of the month' by EL Gazette October 2006 Edition

Every teacher and teacher trainer needs this book

Scott Thornbury's insightful text is an alphabetical list of key ELT terms and concepts, and outlines their relevance to the field.

An A-Z of ELT covers terms and concepts such as grammar, lexis, phonology, discourse, methodology, theory and practice. Each entry is categorised, described and explained in terms of its importance and relevance to ELT. Each definition is authoritative, clear and concise, and cross-referenced where relevant.

Who is An A-Z of ELT for?

  • Trainee teachers for whom the terminology and concepts may be new
  • Teachers who want to refresh or clarify their knowledge, find out more abut the history of teaching methodology or the views on teaching concepts and methodology
  • Teacher-trainers who want to give clear definitions of terms and concepts

Scott Thornbury on Register in English Language Teaching

Macmillan webinar with Scott Thornbury on: Seven things beginning with M

Learning Teaching (Third Edition)

By Jim Scrivener

Learning Teaching Third Edition


" A basic professional handbook that gives advice and guidance on all the important problems in foreign language teaching."
Hanne Drejergaard Kjeldsen, AngloFiles

Learning Teaching has been one of the most successful guides to the practice of teaching since it was first published in 1994. Part initial training textbook, part handbook for practicing teachers it is the definitive guide to what happens in the language classroom. Jim Scrivener's approach is not just theoretical - the book is packed with practical and useable activities.




Beyond the Sentence

By Scott Thornbury


Beyond the Sentence

"... an exceptionally clear and readable entry into the world of discourse analysis."
English Teaching Matters. Vol 7 2006

Introducing discourse analysis

Language, in its natural state is not isolated sentences: it is text. As teachers of second language users our priority is to help our learners engage with texts. In this witty and incisive book Scott Thornbury takes discourse apart to show how it is organised.

Starting with an examination of genre, he goes on to look at how we structure written and spoken text. Scott shows how these insights affect our work as language teachers and suggests practical activities that can be used in the classroom to help students work with texts.

Beyond the Sentence will help you:

  • find, select and adapt text for language teaching
  • unpack the hidden message of texts
  • evaluate and use learners' texts in a more constructive ways

Sound Foundations

By Adrian Underhill


Sound Foundations

"...simply the most thorough teacher's guide to phonology available"

Sound Foundations is a comprehensive introduction to the English phonological system and an invaluable resources, whether you teach dedicated pronunciation lessons or you'd just like to improve the way you cover pronunciation in your classes?

Adrian Underhill employs a discovery approach - you learn through physically experiencing how pronunciation works. He also suggests creative activities you can do in class with your students.

The new edition of the book comes with an Audio CD containing recordings of the discovery activities.


Watch Adrian Underhill in this webinar on: The Sound Foundations Phonetic Chart

Sound Foundations will help you to:

  • teach pronunciation with enjoyment and confidence
  • perfect your own and your students' pronunciation
  • integrate pronunciation with all other class activities

Uncovering CLIL

By Peeter Mehisto, Maria-Jesus Frigols and David Marsh


Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) refers to methodologies used in teaching situations where a second language is used as a medium for teaching non-language content. Uncovering CLIL has been written to act as a guide for both language and subject teachers to the various methodologies and techniques involved in CLIL teaching.

Packed with practical ideas and suggestions for CLIL teaching in a number of languages, Uncovering CLIL is the essential companion for CLIL teachers instructing students at all levels of education.

Uncovering CLIL was selected for a Highly Commended award from the English Speaking Union English Language Awards 2008.

The judges comments on Uncovering CLIL stated that it is "a 'must have' for any organistation or institution considering using CLIL in one or other of its different approaches."

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  • Ideal for teachers getting started in CLIL and exitsing CLIL practitioners in search of new ideas
  • Presents a broad overview of CLIL essentials for teachers at both primary and secondary level
  • Contains a wide range of practical ideas and activities that can be used in the CLIL classroom

Uncovering Grammar

By Scott Thornbury


Uncovering Grammar

In Uncovering Grammar Scott Thornbury examines why it is more useful to think about how we can 'uncover' the working of grammar systems with our students rather than the traditional assumption that we need to 'cover' points in a set grammar syllabus.

It provides a wide range of practical ideas so that you can immediately put the ideas to work in your classroom.

Uncovering Grammar will help you to:

  • understand how grammar is learnt
  • identify the role grammar plays in 'perfecting language'
  • make grammar a dynamic component of your teaching

Children Learning English

By Jayne Moon

Children Learning English

There is something special about writing with children. Jayne Moon's academic rigour and classroom experience inform every page of this book- but what shines through is a sense of privilege it is to participate in someone's learning at this stage in their lives. This is a practical handbook with lots of teaching suggestions - but it is also a source of inspiration.

Children Learning English will help you to:

  • get insight into the special characteristics, abilities and attitudes children bring to the classroom
  • think about how you can learn from children and make use of this information in planning your teaching and your work with children
  • adopt ideas and frameworks for teaching English to you young learners

Discover English

By Rod Bolitho and Brian Tomlinson


Discover English

Language is an open system, divergent rather than convergent in nature. Discover English focuses on a key skill for language teachers which is needed to deal with this fact: Language analysis.

The authors highlight selected areas of grammar and vocabulary and provide exercises and commentaries designed to develop your language analysis skills.

Discover English will help you:

  • develop both language awareness and language analysis
  • make your students more sensitive to the language you are teaching
  • develop your own understanding of the English language

700 Classroom Activities

By David Seymour and Maria Popova


700 Classroom Activities

This book provides an instant repertoire of practical teaching ideas. It contains a mix of classroom classics that all teachers know and love, and new activities at a range of levels from elementary to upper intermediate.

The clear structure means it is easy to find activities to supplement your course books, and none of the activities require any photocopying to be dine before the lesson.

700 Classroom Activities wil:

  • give quick access to activities that will work in your classroom
  • refresh your repertoire without photocopying and preparation
  • help you appreciate the importance of reacting to students' needs as and when they arise.

Teaching Reading Skills in a Foreign Language

By Christine Nuttall


Teaching Reading Skills as a Foreign Language

The general aim for a reading development programme is to enable students to enjoy (or at least feel comfortable with) reading in the foreign language, and to read unfamiliar, authentic texts without any help.

Christine Nuttall suggests practical strategies you can use to help your students develop their reading competence. It is especially useful for exam and EAP classes.

Teaching Reading Skills in a Foreign Language will help you:

  • enjoy and value teaching reading
  • provide an attractive extensive reading programme for your students
  • choose or devise effective tasks and activities

Teaching Practice

A guide for teachers in training

By Roger Gower, Diane Philips and Steve Walters


Teaching Practice

Teaching Practice is an essential reference for EFL teachers and teacher trainers on pre-service courses. It takes account of current methodology and is suitable for use on Cambridge CELTA courses.

Teaching Practice will help you:

  • obtain basic guidelines and practical information to get the most out of your teaching practice
  • increase your awareness of the classroom situation if you are just starting out or if you are practising basic classroom skills in a classroom situation
  • run a successful teaching practice course if you are a teacher trainer

Uncovering EAP

How to Teach Academic Writing and Reading

By Sam McCarter & Phil Jakes

Uncovering CLIL

Uncovering EAP is a valuable, practical companion for any teacher involved in the teaching of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), including preparing students for IELTS examinations.

It explains the processes involved in teaching academic writing and reading, and explores how to help students develop the study skills they need for academic success.

Uncovering EAP:

  • Contains practical teaching tips, activities and worksheets that can be used in your classroom.
  • Illustrates common problems encountered in EAP with real-life stories of teachers, and shows the solutions reached.
  • Is equally useful for newly qualified teachers and those more experienced, but with little or no EAP experience.

Watch Sam McCarter in one of our webinars speaking about Strategies for teaching the IELTS Academic Writing module

Teaching English Grammar

By Jim Scrivener

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201Book Award0 English Speaking Union Awards: Best Entry for Teachers.

The perfect companion for both trainees and teacher trainers following courses such as the Cambridge CELTA, and the Trinity Certificate in TESOL, as well as teachers who are unsure of how to present grammar or those who are looking for new ways to present it.

Teaching English Grammar aims to combine language information and methodological help in a straightforward, authoritative way and thus help English language teachers prepare and deliver grammar lessons within their syllabus.

The book provides teachers with an authoritative and practical handbook on teaching grammar and helps to make preparing grammar lessons easy and straightfoward.


  • Situational presentations of the target grammar structures (with picture representations - giving teachers resources they can reproduce on the board when first presenting the structure) 
  • Explanations of the grammar structures (with timelines and concept questions, where appropriate)
  • Practice ideas (that can be used in different teaching situations e.g. teenagers, large classes, etc.)

400 Ideas for Interactive Whiteboards

By Barney Barrett, Pete Sharma and Francis Jones

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400 Ideas for Interactive Whiteboards provides a wealth of resources to help teachers integrate the digital board into their classrooms.  It provides ideas for using regular programs and software, as well as offering suggestions on how to create specifically-tailored resources.  The clear organisation means that activities are categorised according to skill focus, making them easy to locate.  It also contains suggestions for project work, 'learning to learn' activities and 'the connected classroom.'


  • Presents a fully comprehensive resource pack of activities for using the interactive whiteboard
  • Provides systematic coverage of skills to enhance and support student's learning
  • Includes guidance on a range of technological approaches for all levels of experience