English Teacher Article Lesson Plans and Handouts

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There are going to be some major updates to our Lesson Plans page. Alex Case (publications) has started contributing to the site, and our aim is to have a long-term collaboration. The first batch are available now and we will be updating the page frequently.

Hi, my name's Alex Case and I've worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in Turkey, Thailand, Spain, Greece, Italy, the UK and now Japan. I've also published English teaching books, articles and materials for all kinds of people and will be producing a whole lot of stuff for UsingEnglish.com over the next few months (and hopefully years!) Richard (Tdol) has asked me to provide a quick introduction to my materials, so here goes...

Most of my worksheets and lesson plans have been produced over the years due to the common daily teaching situation of "What can I do? I can't find anything good to practice (telephoning/ make and do/ the Past Perfect Continuous)!" As the years have gone by a few things that the lessons that work really well have in common have emerged, though. I now strive to make as many of my lessons as possible:

- Fun
- Intellectually stimulating
- Active
- Based on speaking
- Flexible (in terms of timing, order of tasks, missing bits out etc.)
- Personalised
- Student centred
- Both controlled and free
- Easy to use both with a textbook and without
- Suitable for large and small classes
- Easily adaptable to different teaching approaches (PPP, TTT, TBA etc)
- Suitable for mixed levels

We hope you enjoy using them.

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8 Comments

DEAR ALEX:

I AM WORK FOR LUFTHANSA TECHNIK SHENZHEN.OUR WORKSHEET ARE INENGLISH.I CAN READ IT EASYLY.THE TROUBLE IS I TRY TO EXPLAIN THE PROCESS OF THE SHEET TO MY COLLEAGUE,BUT HE CAN CHATCH THEM.BACAUSE I AM A CHINESE,SPOKEN ENGLISH IS MY failing .could you give your advice ?GOD ,AS A MAN ,I CAN NOT EXPRESS MYSELF! PLEASE !

Dear Alex,
I've been working in a kindergarten in Romania for the past five years but I hope I will teach English next year. I'm a little frightened because it will be the first time for me to teach in an elementary school. If you have any advice for a beginner please let me know.
Hope to hear from you!

hey! I'm just wondering, what will be the best strategy to teach a person who basically don't know how to speak in English. thanks!

-yum16

Hey Alex

You're very welcome! Thanks a lot for giving us such a help! I'm about to start teaching private classes so I'm searching every where for anything that could add to my classes.

Best regards:)

hey there alex..
Thanks for the notes above, ive been assigned for teaching middle school and highschool students. The main goal is to improve their spoken english and i must make the class interesting, so could u suggest me some curriculum?

Sorry I haven't answered anyone's questions, but I didn't imagine there would be any here and so have never looked. If anyone still has any questions, please leave a comment on my blog (click the Publications link above and then find the main page) or start a thread on the Usingenglish forums

how can I get issues for free talk?

Hi, thanks for note.it really helped me in my assignment.

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