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 if you teach English as a second or foreign language. It provides you with 1,000 creative tips, techniques, questions, thoughts and ideas on common teaching and classroom issues. It is therefore the perfect guide for both novice teachers and those in the early years of their careers. A flexible and adaptable resource, it can be dipped into or read cover to cover.

Each section covers a different aspect of teaching, covering preparation and planning, classroom management, lesson topics, speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, teaching contexts, and further development. Within each section, the content is divided into lists of 10 tips or pointers on a specific topic, so you can easily find what you need.

The layout and wide margins provide you with space for writing notes about how the materials were used or adapted. In addition, it includes an appendix full of practical photocopiable worksheets for you to use in your classroom.

ETpedia can be used with all levels and ages and for one-to-one, online or classroom teaching. It is the first title in the ETpedia series, which all offer practical and creative ideas across a wide range of topics and contexts.



‘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

Kindle edition

If you would like to get your copy immediately or save on postage costs, you can now buy a Kindle version of ETpediaYou can also take a look inside before you buy. Kindle editions can be read on the Kindle app across most devices, including phones, tablets and computers, so you do not need a Kindle device to purchase a copy.

In the Appendix you will also find photocopiable handouts with additional classroom activities. These can be used exactly as they are, or adapted and developed to suit your own context. You will also find a link to a digital version of the handouts at the start of the Appendix section so you can download you own version or make print outs when you need them.


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