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10 Common Teaching Problems is based on feedback
from over a dozen observers who identified the most
prevalent teaching problems. Fifty easily-implemented
solutions are offered to improve classes significantly.

A Framework for Listening features a framework which
can be applied to any listening text to produce fully-
integrated lessons requiring very little preparation.

A Framework for No Prep Lessons 1 features a series
of frameworks for conversation-based lessons focused
on remodelling student production. No planning or prep
required. Published in
English Teaching Professional.

A Framework for No Prep Lessons 2 is a revolutionary
and widely-acclaimed method using teacher talk as the
linguistic input. A simple framework allows teachers to
repeatedly deliver great lessons with no planning or
preparation. Published in
English Teaching Professional.

Your workshop was excellent. I’ll use your ideas.
                                 Mario Rinvolucri, EFL author

A Framework for No Prep Lessons 3 provides a
framework for teaching great lessons from any reading
text with absolutely no planning. Published in English
Teaching Professional.

A Framework for Teaching Vocabulary features an
innovative method which is based on the fundamentals
of teaching vocabulary yet it can be delivered without any
planning or preparation.

A Framework for Reading provides teachers with a
framework for a reading-based lesson around any
suitable text. It includes two innovative original activities
to get students to focus on lexical items in the text.

A Framework for Writing Lessons provides a formula
for teaching student-centred writing lessons requiring
very little preparation and not requiring marking by the
teacher. Students learn how to analyze models in order
to create their own texts.

Classroom Activities for the 21st Century presents a
revolutionary idea about language teaching where the
students are taught strategies to learn the language
rather than the language itself. Several relevant
classroom activities are demonstrated.

Classroom Games from Corpora features a collection
of fun and motivating games based on one of the most
valuable and underused sources of authentic language.

These games are the best thing that is good for
improving vocabulary I’ve ever played.         
                                          Bu Young Kim, student

Corpify Your Coursebook! applies simple corpora
searches to create interactive classroom activities to
lexically enhance coursebook exercises.

Error Correction Games for Writing is a collection of
fun activities which help students to identify their own
errors and avoid making them in the future. Students
enthusiastically compete to correct each other’s errors
leaving no papers to take home to correct.

Getting Students to Do Your Prep is a great collection of
universal games and activities for getting students to
prepare materials for other classroom games and
activities, which will make lesson planning easier and
classes more student-centred.
Giving Good Instructions features tips and techniques
to help teachers set up tasks clearly and effectively as
well as a guide for checking understanding of grammar
and vocabulary with concept check questions.

No Prep Grammar Lessons provides teachers with a
formula for teaching student-centred grammar lessons
involving very little preparation or materials..

No Prep Listening Lessons provides teachers with a
formula for teaching student-centred grammar lessons
involving very little preparation or materials. The formula
is based on a combination of PPP and Test-Teach-Test.

Product, Process and Genre provides an explanation of
these three approaches to teaching writing and includes
a large collection of activities which can be combined in
a lesson to feature the best aspects of each approach.

Task-Based Learning is based on the Willis model but
provides other variations of the task-based framework,
including one which can be used with virtually no
preparation or planning.

Teaching Reading Strategies features a collection of
activities and games which don’t simply test reading
comprehension but instead give students techniques to
become better readers.

Teaching Speaking Sub-skills features a collection of
over 30 activities broken down into 10 sub-skills to
actually teach students something about speaking.

The Lexical Approach provides an explanation of this
revolutionary but easily implemented way of language
teaching with a great collection of original or adapted
universal activities which can be used to provide a lexical
focus in any lesson.

The Perfect Present Perfect Lesson demonstrates a
lesson framework, teaching techniques and student
activities that make teaching the present perfect easy
and are applicable to other grammar points as well.

Warmers and Icebreakers points out the value of using
these fun, student-centred activities and includes a
guide to creating them. The handout includes over 100
universal activities which can be matched to any type of

Word Formation Games is a collection of reusable
games designed to help students expand their
vocabulary by using prefixes and suffixes.

Workshop Highlights features an introduction to some
of our most popular workshops and a great classroom
activity from each one.

Universal Activities consists of 26 multi-purpose
activities which can be used whenever grammar or
vocabulary are taught. These activities eliminate the
need to consult resource books for practice activities.

The bottomless 'bag of tricks' teachers are looking for.
I've taught some great lessons using just these
                             Sara Nykoruk, LINC instructor

Other workshops available on request.