Teachers - how to use this wiki

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Teachers - how to use this wiki

You are very welcome to teach only from this free wiki, but sometimes the learners want, or need their own copy of materials, or extra similar materials to work through. This Easier English wiki probably works best with a combination of the online materials and these new (November 2016) A5 booklets, at 3 levels, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate:

You could start by asking learners which topics they are interested in or know about. This works particularly well with 1-1 classes. Use this task:

For the online materials, start by selecting one of the Ready Lessons, or use these ideas to help learners develop particular skills or language:

(including Global Justice Contexts for Presenting and Practising Grammar, developing pronunciation with Radical Phonology, 3 lessons - with minimal preparation - that work, One-to-one teaching, Jigsaw reading, Dictogloss and using various Dictations).

Or read these blogs from the British Council / BBC Teaching English online Magazine: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/magazine:


This is wiki is ideal as a self-access resource for learners from pre-intermediate upwards. Encourage them to choose topics they are interested in to read and tell others about. They can either simply read the Easier English article, or, if they really want to develop, click on the link at the bottom to the original article, which they will now understand.

Some learners may need some guidance, so there are more than 75 Ready Lessons, on powerpoint and PDF, that you can use (and adapt) with groups. If you have access to a screen, you can display the visuals, text and exercises. Or if learners have tablets, laptops or smart phones, they can access the links themselves. Or you can, of course, print out the articles, visuals and exercises before the lesson.

Follow us on Twitter: @EasierNewInt for new Ready Lessons and articles.

And e-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to work with us simplifying articles and/or writing Ready Lessons using the materials.


All these hundreds of articles, Ready Lessons and teaching ideas are free, but if you can, think about giving some money to protect independent journalism: