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The primary tips page is updated every two weeks and focuses on offering advice on how to exploit materials from La Mallette and websites.

The tips are written by Gail Ellis, who is Head of the Young Learners Centre at the British Council in Paris, Jo Bertrand, who has been teaching English to children at the British Council in Paris for three years and teaching both children and adults since 1995 and Angela Ferrare who is also based in Paris.

This is the archive of previous tips.


Date Topic What's it about?
06.02.04 Valintine's day This lesson has a collection of activities on the theme of Valantine's day.
23.01.04 Chinese New Year This lesson is based around the story of the origin of the Chinese horoscope.
09.01.04 Calendar-based activities This lesson is based around the calendar and helping students to use dates.
02.12.03 A Christmas lesson This lesson uses the theme of Christmas to develop students vocabulary. It includes a song and some fun colouring and drawing activities.
17.11.03 Parts of the body This lesson is aimed at developing students understanding of vocabulary related to parts of the body.
04.11.03 Food I like / don't like This lesson is aimed at developing students' food vocabulary and there ability to express likes and dislikes.
23.10.03 Objects around the class A lesson aimed at developing students' classroom vocabulary.
10.10.03 First lessons Things you need to know about your students before you start teaching.
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