Teaching first lessons articles

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Updated 18 March 2022

Articles and lesson ideas on teaching first classes

Teaching approaches: First lessons (on biz and ESP classes, mine but on Onestopenglish so need to register) – LINK FIXED

First lessons for Academic Writing classes

First lessons for Academic English classes

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

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

Finding things in common games

15 variations on Find Someone Who and mingling games

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

Ways to learn students’ names

Q and A personalisation games

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

Related pages

First lessons with young learners articles page

First lessons worksheets page

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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