STUFF-ROOM – Teaching English in the 21st century

This website has been created to help ESL teachers teach English to adults, teens and children. You will find here a wide range of downloadable and printable worksheets, lesson plans, resource materials, tips and tricks, ideas, articles and practical advice for your next English lesson and your teaching career. In our 21st century cyber-school, this is like your staffroom – stuffed with useful things.

Lesson plans with worksheets

LESSON PLANS AND WORKSHEETS (ALSO) FOR ONLINE LESSONS

You might have started teaching online years ago or ended up in the cyberspace due to COVID-19 regulations. For one or the other, here you can find printable worksheets with complete lesson plans for your next lesson.
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Check out the ELT-Tutor Resource Bank: materials for Grammar, Vocabulary and skill-training.

RESOURCE BANK

Are you teaching a course without any textbook? Have you been asked to substitute a colleague last minute? Are you looking for new ideas? Do you need a worksheet or some help how to teach a grammar point?
Here, you can find materials for for the two instruments (Grammar and Vocabulary) and the four skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
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Articles about Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

If you observe a talented senior teacher, you will think that teaching is the easiest job on Earth. However, there are millions of tiny details, you need to know and handle in a classroom. Browse through our articles and look behind the curtains.
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Articles to help new English teachers to start with their teaching career

NEW TO ELT?

Are you considering becoming a teacher? Have you just got your teaching certificate? Are you preparing for your first job interview? Or have you signed your first contract and are about to enter your first ‘real’ class? These articles might help you face the challenge from job search to the first lesson.
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Articles to help you prepare to prepare students for exams

EXAM PREPARATION

Why is an exam situation different from an every day situation? Why is it not enough to know English if you want to pass an exam? What do students need to know and remember while they are under exam conditions?
And what about you? When was the last time you sat a language exam? Are YOU ready to prepare for them?
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Materials and articles about teaching Young Learners

TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS

There is no language school any more where you can only teach adults. Soon or sooner you are going to end up with a class of kids (very different from your childhood memories) and they will expect to be taught and entertained. Find some ideas how to do it effectively.
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Lesson tips: to make your lesson a hit

TIPS AND IDEAS FOR YOUR LESSON

The secret in a really good lesson is not in your lesson plan or the chosen materials, but in the details. Those surprising and inspiring moments when you shake the class up while changing from one skill to another or pair them up. In details like using your students’ names in funny sample sentences. Let me give you some tips.
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