Fifty Ways to Teach Teenagers

Jo Cummins

Teaching English as a second or foreign language is full of challenges: How do you hold students’ attention? How do you ensure that they get enough practice to really learn? Teaching teenagers presents unique challenges. Teachers are often looking for age- and level-appropriate activities to engage teens’ interest while providing meaningful practice.

This book presents ideas and techniques appropriate for teenagers, divided into sections for Icebreakers / Warm-ups, Vocabulary Revision, Grammar, Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. Several of the activities are illustrated with photographs from the instructor’s own classroom.

The Fifty Ways to Teach series gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, and ideas to help your students learn English. Many require little to no preparation or special materials. The ideas can be used with any textbook, or without a textbook at all. These short, practical guides aim to make your teaching life easier, and your students’ lives more rewarding and successful.

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Jo Cummins

Jo has been an ELT teacher since 2004. She has taught teenagers and adults from all over the world while working in Ecuador, the UK, and Australia. She is also an author of ELT materials, focusing on teenagers. She has a BA in English Literature and an MA in the Teaching and Practice of Creative Writing from the University of Wales, Cardiff. She is particularly interested in using creative writing in class, and writes a blog on this topic called Creativities.