22.3.21

B1 Listening Activities

 According to the British Council, level B1 corresponds to independent users of the language, i.e. those who have the necessary fluency to communicate without effort with native speakers. It is important to bear in mind that the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) is the system that defines and explains the different levels of oral and written expression and comprehension for languages such as English.



One of the main challenges for B1 level teachers is to teach listening comprehension when not frequenting the same physical classroom every week. Here is a good bank of listening activities with audio files and worksheets to practice this skill with your young learners. Enjoy!

Level B1 Listening Bank

14.12.20

Teach Science through simulations

 Teaching Science during pandemic times is a complete new (?) challenge. 

It is well known that Science teachers are very keen on upgrading their teaching creativity to the next level. Phet simulations are the next best thing. 

From Biology to Chemistry, applying the scientific method has never been so easy. Your students do not need extra materials other than their computer, speakers on and their awe factor. 

Here is an example of how fast and easy teaching can be through inquisitive and interactive experimentation online. Check out this fermentation lab experience with your students and enjoy!



11.11.20

More sample Tests for FCE

Hello fellow teachers.

How are you dealing with this crazy Covid-19 contingency education year?

Today we would like to recommend a website with really amazing resources if you are preperaring Cambridge B2 level courses.

This resource bank is for teachers and students preparing for Cambridge English: exams, including Cambridge English First (FCE)  and Cambridge English Advanced (CAE ). For example here you can find some sample exams to solve online. Enjoy!

 FCE Practice Tests for Reading and Use of English 


Keep up the great work and don't hold back your teaching spirit, even in times like this.


9.8.20

Back to school during a pandemic: how can teachers be prepared?

 Hello fellow teachers. If coronavirus has taught us something is that teachers have a lot of flexibility to adjust to new paradigmatic trends in a short period of time. 

Many governments are considering reopening schools to catch up to in-situ learning. How can this be possible? Through the flipped classroom method. What is it exactly? We recommend three interesting academic articles about it. It could be wonderful to share these with our coordinators and school heads to analyze the real possibilities of incorporating this new educational trend in our daily lives.

Flipping the classroom by Vanderbilt University

Flipped classrooms by Harvard University

Evaluating blended learning: Bringing the elementstogether by Cambridge Assessment


22.7.20

Science Reading Comprehension: suitable for ESL young learners

    Reading things very carefully are paramount to being able to replicate a procedure in a laboratory. You need to pay close attention to every little detail and find the exact nook and cranny that each detail falls into. Reading in the content area is often overlooked by many language arts teachers. 

    This collection of printable reading worksheets all covers key areas of study in science. They make for great practice. All of the worksheets found here cross into the Science core standards as well. You will find that this area will grow month to month. 

    From amphibians to Gravity and Coronavirus. You can find them in the link below: