Teaching first lessons articles

Updated 12 May 2017

Articles and lesson ideas on teaching first classes

First lessons for Academic Writing classes

First lessons for Academic English classes – LINK FIXED

How to make sure students get what the need from day one – LINK UPDATED

Preparing to teach your first EFL exam class

The Yes Game, Question Chains and One Lie, described near the top of this article on Speaking Games for False Beginners. – LINK UPDATED

Man and Wife (based on the old game show Mr and Mrs)

Finding things in common games – LINK UPDATED

15 variations on Find Someone Who and mingling games – LINK UPDATED

Finding variations to Find Someone Who – extended version of the article above, written for MET

Ways to learn students’ names – LINK UPDATED

Q and A personalisation games – LINK UPDATED

My new favourite GTKY for one-to-one classes (blog post)

Related pages

First lessons with young learners articles page – NEW LINK

First lessons worksheets page – NEW LINK

Needs analysis worksheets and articles page

Starting and ending conversations page

Meeting people and greetings worksheets

English for Academic Purposes first classes page

FCE first classes page

IELTS first classes page

Business/ ESP first classes page

BULATS first classes page


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