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Expert advice to power your teaching

Our mission is to empower the global ELT community to teach and learn in the most successful way. We work with leading researchers and practitioners to achieve this goal and advise you on the key issues shaping language education today.

We are proud to share with you a wealth of insights informed by research and classroom practice to power your teaching. Our position papers provide expert advice and guidance on the major themes shaping language teaching. Our focus papers offer bite-sized insights and tips for the classroom.

Position papers

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Global Skills: Creating empowered 21st century learners NEW

Help every learner develop the skills they need for success in the 21st century, including:

  • Communication and collaboration
  • Creativity and critical thinking
  • Intercultural competence and citizenship
  • Emotional self-regulation and wellbeing
  • Digital literacies

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Focus papers

Download our focus papers to access bite-sized insights and practical tips for the ELT classroom by logging in to the Oxford Teachers' Club.

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Mobile Apps for English Language Teaching

Explore the benefits and challenges of mobile learning and how to bring educational apps into the English language learning classroom.

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Project-Based Learning

What is project-based learning? Understand the benefits, challenges and best practice for running a project with your English language learning class.

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Mediation in English Language Teaching

Discover how mediation skills can be taught and learned effectively in the English language classroom, including advice on overcoming challenges and tips for implementation.

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The Flipped Classroom

Flipped learning mixes ‘synchronous’ live learning with ‘asynchronous’ independent study. What does this form of blended instruction mean for the ELT classroom? How can it be implemented effectively?

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Oracy Skills

How is teaching speaking and listening different from teaching oracy skills? This paper explores the different strands of oracy skills, the challenges, and what it means in the reality of an ELT classroom.

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Visible Thinking

Visible Thinking supports learners to develop clear thinking patterns using Thinking Routines. This paper explains various types of Thinking Routines and how to implement them in the ELT classroom, from Headlines, Chalk Talk, Think–Pair–Share, and more.

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Video in the ELT Classroom

Video in the ELT Classroom

Using video content effectively can help to leverage students’ attention and deliver learning goals in motivating ways. Learn how best to use videos with your students to help them get the most out of this popular format.

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Managing online learning

Managing Online Learning

Managing online learning can be challenging at first. By taking it one step at a time, you’ll find new and enjoyable ways to interact with your students and help them achieve their language learning goals.

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Teaching Online

Teaching Online

The key to teaching online is to choose an approach that works best for you, your students, and your context. Discover methods for teaching English online in this paper.

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Teaching Advanced Level Learners

Teaching Advanced Level Learners

Advanced learners need to be challenged and inspired to succeed. Feel confident teaching advanced learners, keep them interested, and help them move beyond their linguistic comfort zone across all four skills.

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Assessing learning

Assessing Learning Online

How can you monitor your learners’ progress and support their learning journey when teaching online? Learn to identify appropriate online assessment tools for your students, and discover new approaches to help you assess them remotely.

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Inquiry Based Learning

Inquiry Based Learning

Encourage your students to ask their own questions and discover the answers with inquiry based learning. Foster autonomous learning, improve critical thinking skills, and help students pursue more successful learning outcomes.

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