Author Archives: alexcase

TEFLtastic Classics update

My last post was mostly of a promise of things to come, so I thought I’d prove that it was worth coming back with an update on how many links my other TEFLtastic Classics posts have accumulated over the years. … Continue reading

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Mix and match (TEFLtastic Classics Part 43)

This has been by far the most popular activity in my young learner classes recently. I’ve often used the classic picture book (Do You Like) Ketchup on Your Cornflakes?, in which the top and bottom halves of the page are … Continue reading

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New Teaching Presentations Skills e-book

Like all my e-books for teachers, this new one has over 300 pages of photocopiable worksheets for just three quid, with a mix of polished up classics and totally new materials, and with detailed indexes and instructions to help find … Continue reading

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New TEFL stuff summer 2020

This is usually the time of year when I prove how busy I’ve been while the rest of you have been dossing off on the beach or getting paid to herd around kids in identical backpacks, and also make sure … Continue reading

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New silent letters lists, article, PDFs and links

Although you can argue about the usefulness of teaching intonation, using minimal pairs, etc, I don’t think anyone can fail to appreciate the usefulness and instant impact of learning which letters in words are written but not pronounced. For example, … Continue reading

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New daily routines vocabulary page

Yet another vital page that I somehow forgot to make for 13 years, in this case on “get up”, “have a shower”, “eat breakfast”, etc. Finishing an article and more worksheets on the topic at the moment, but in the … Continue reading

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How I accidentally became a TEFL scab

Getting back to work has been a very mixed bag for me here in Japan. On my regular Sundays I was down for the youngest and lowest level students who couldn’t really study online, so that was cancelled. Almost all … Continue reading

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New household vocabulary page

I’m planning to write an article or two on the topic, but so far already have 16 PDFs on rooms and furniture vocabulary, plus links to five related picture books, four related songs, my architecture page, my (newly tidied up) … Continue reading

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New ideas for coronavirus changes for EFL classes

Perhaps to justify teaching face to face when the infection numbers are as high as during lockdown, my schools have introduced and proposed some additional measures that you and your schools could also consider. They are also looking for more … Continue reading

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New articles on telephoning page

With 10 articles on telephoning and teaching telephoning already up and about 10 more to add soon, thought it was worth tidying up my telephone English worksheets page by moving the articles to a page of their own: Telephone English … Continue reading

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