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Workshop on Teaching Kids

Guys, how’ve you all been? I came across this very good workshop on teaching kids, by a British teacher in Japan. He’s very lively and motivated and we can learn (and review!) a few things about kids. There are six parts and the first one is here for you. Check it out and tell meContinue lendo >

Learn! Learn! Learn!

I’m reading this very good book, “Eat that Frog” and it talks about how to stop procrastinating and getting things done. In a particular chapter the author, Brian Tracy, writes about the role of learning in our personal growth. I have found some interesting things and I quote, “Continuous learning is the minimm requirement forContinue lendo >

Teaching Kids: Routines in the Classroom

I started teaching the little ones (7-11) some years ago and I have discovered great things about them: – You can’t underestimate a child’s intelligent or perception; – They learn fast, but they forget fast too! – They’re highly kinesthetic, so keeping them in their seats is a real challenge; – Bring lots of extraContinue lendo >

Typing IPA symbols

Have you ever been in a bind where you have to prepare a pronunciation activity for your students with IPA symbols but couldn’t find them, or your text editor was too complicated to use? Well, I came across this very good free website to help you with that. The IPA Typewriter is very simple toContinue lendo >

Website tip: 123 Certificates!

Hello, there! I also teach kids, 1st to 4th graders and we always have to come up with interesting and motivating things in the classroom. Kids motivation entails doing something with a purpose and when such thing is accomplished successfully they need to be rewarded: a candy, a hug, a kiss on the cheek, andContinue lendo >

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Fluency Practice Activity

Hey everybody! After two extremely rainy days here, I am back, at full blast! Let me share with you a technique I learned last year and it’s working miracles with my adult students. Take a text with the grammar topic you are studying, for example, the Simple Present, about daily routines. (I just made thisContinue lendo >

He’s got a huge d…eck!

Guys, let’s have some fun with good old (and naughty humor). This is a video recorded with a live audience and it is about a bunch of redneck guys talking about each other’s decks (yeah, with an “e”). Hope you like it! See you tomorrow!

Idioms in TV Series

Hello there! If you read my posts on English Experts you already know I’m a series freak. I love watching Two and a Half Men, Lost, the Tudors, Dirt and (yeah crucify me!) American Idol. I am not a passive viewer so I keep my notepad (real and virtual) always ready in case something interestingContinue lendo >

Free Video Lectures

Salve salve dear readers! Guys, on Monday I received Disal’s New Routes magazine. For those who don’t know it yet it is a very good magazine for English, Spanish and French teachers with very good articles, suggestions of activities and real good offers and discounts on books. You can subscribe to it for free atContinue lendo >

Hainy day, or would it be rainy day?

Well, on this very rainy day in the distant city of Bebedouro, in the State of São Paulo, I was thinking, “Why do so many people have problems with pronunciation?” I mean, even English teachers. Yeah, that one in high school who kept telling you the pronunciation of “think” sounds more like “sink” or “fink”.Continue lendo >

Using Portuguese in the English Class

What? Adir, are you nuts? Have you totally lost it? Well, actually no. Let me give you guys a tip on how to use Portuguese and translation (two taboo issues!) in your English class. This works nicely with grammar topics, like tenses and comparatives. 1. Choose a small paragraph of a text with the grammarContinue lendo >

Español, si señor.

Hello, there! How are things? Well, in case you haven’t heard, I’m in charge of the Spanish blog for Transparent Language, in the United States.  They hired me last April and it has been a blast to work with such good and competent people.  I write mostly in English about the Spanish language and IContinue lendo >

Tips for Teachers

I have been teaching English and Spanish for 17 years and many teachers e-mail me with the question: Adir, what do I do to improve my English and my teaching skills? Is there a magical recipe? The answer is NO! However, there are very simple things you can do in order not to be good,Continue lendo >


Welcome to our first post! This blog has been created to help teachers of the English language with tips, lesson plans, articles and much more! Post your comments, ideas, complaints and compliments! Este blog foi criado para ajudar professores de língua inglesa com dicas, planos de aula, artigos e muito mais! Coloque seus comentários, idéias,Continue lendo >

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