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How can I make my English lessons more relevant to students?

September 9, 2020 , by Dr Julian Northbrook

One of my clients asked how she can make her English classes more relevant to students.

She’s a school teacher in Hong Kong, as like many schools in Asia she has to use official textbooks… which are not always great.

Well, there are a couple of simple things you can do.

Here’s a video that discusses them in detail:

You see, it’s all about making things easy to visualise.

When students can imagine themselves in a context, it all becomes relevant and they can see themselves doing it — which in turn, raises motivation and makes the English they’re learning easier to remember.

But to this well, you have to describe a situation that’s actually going to be relevant to them and be of interest.

Make sense?


If you want my help being more inspiring to your students while making more money and teaching with less stress and less hassle, you might be interested in the Extraordinary English Teachers Project.

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