John Hughes


Resource Book

1,000 ideas for English language teachers

ETpedia is an essential resource for those who teach English as a second or foreign language, providing 1000 tips and ideas for your teaching practice.



ETpedia is an essential resource for those who teach English as a second or foreign language. It provides novice teachers and those who are in the early years of their careers with 1,000 creative tips, techniques, questions, thoughts and ideas on common teaching and classroom issues.

Each section covers a different aspect of teaching and offers a selection of 10 tips or pointers to aid and inspire practice. The content covers preparation and planning, classroom management, lesson topics, speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, teaching contexts, and further development.

A flexible and adaptable resource, it can be dipped into or read cover to cover as preparation for a first teaching job. The layout and wide margins allow space for writing notes about how the materials were used or adapted.

ETpedia can be used with all levels and ages and for one-to-one or classroom teaching.

‘I feel that the quantity and quality of ideas in ETpedia is especially good, with great ideas for teachers of all levels of experience.’
Ben Beaumont, TESOL Qualifications Manager, Trinity College London

‘Language Teachers will find this book a valuable resource for planning their classes. The author provides ideas for introducing a topic, as well as activities and exercises to practice skills. An appendix with photocopiable worksheets is included’.
Business Spotlight, July-August 2015


New and novice ELT teachers, ELT student teachers (including TKT, CELTA, Cert TESOL, DELTA, Diploma in TESOL), ELT teacher trainers, and ELT materials writers.


ISBN: 9781910366134
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication: 13 November 2014
Content: Introduction; Preparation and planning; In the classroom;Speaking; Listening; Reading; Writing; Resources; Grammar; Vocabulary; Pronunciation; Teaching contexts; Further development.


John Hughes is a teacher trainer and course book author. His titles include (both as author and co-author) Lessons in Your Rucksack (Pavilion), Business Result, Successful Meetings and Presentations (Oxford) Spotlight on FCE, Life, Practical Grammar, Success with BEC Vantage (National Geographic Learning) and Telephone English (Macmillan). He also runs ELT writing courses for Oxford University and materials writing consultation for language schools. He blogs at


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