The Saturday Sessions 2019 – 2020

We’re back with four new teacher training mornings at our centre in San Sebastián, Spain. Each 4-hour training has two different sessions and a coffee break. Both sessions will be based on the [...]


Practising Pronunciation

On the 22nd September 2019, I was lucky enough to be able to give the plenary talk in Bilbao for the British Council’s annual Teaching for Success conference. For this event, I thought long and [...]


Setting Class Routines for YLs

A routine is a set of tasks or procedures which are regularly implemented in class to promote positive behaviour and good classroom management. If done consistently in classes of Young Learners, [...]


Top 10 YLs Classroom Management

Young Learners can be both the highest highs and the lowest lows of your day; all depending on your mood, their mood, what they/you had for lunch, the weather, the list of possible variables is [...]


Teaching Listening

Have you ever noticed that a huge number of coursebooks don’t really teach learners how to listen, but rather just give them lots of practice of this? Listening is one of the more difficult [...]


Prepare Yourself for the New Term

The days are getting shorter, the temperature is going down and you are starting to forget where you put your pencil case. All of this can only mean one thing- it’s the start of a new school [...]