Penny Ur’s 100 Teaching Tips

This book is aimed at English language teachers. Tip number 1 is “Start with a smile” and number 100 is “Do your own thing.” Here are some of the others:

  • Don’t give homework at the end
  • Use the coursebook – selectively
  • Do correct mistakes
  • Use mother tongue to explain
  • Avoid grammatical terms
  • Limit tasks by time, not amount
  • Don’t worry about the topic
  • Don’t always pre-teach vocabulary
  • Don’t make students read aloud
  • Talk a lot
  • Teach a lot of vocabulary
  • Teach spelling rules

The Resource Centre has a copy, which you can borrow.