Monthly Archives: August 2014

Project-based ELT (3): First Aid


Level: Pre-intermediate and higher. Tasks and instructions can be adapted by the teacher to suit the level. Suitable for:  Teens and adult learners; pairs or small groups Skills/structures:   Passive; “what is it used for”?(gerund); vocabulary You will need: a First … Continue reading

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English with Wwoofing! (1)


An exciting development that we hadn’t foreseen…towards the end of this year In Touch will be offering English for Foreigners in combination with wwoofing! A 19-hectare farm has become available, and we are entering into negotiations with the owner to … Continue reading

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PROJECT-BASED ELT (2): Become a palm reader!


Level: elementary, intermediate-advanced. The subject matter is adaptable. You could focus on Present Simple, or active and passive for intermediate students, or conditionals and hypothetical language for more advanced students. Suitable for: teenagers, adults. Small groups, even numbers to form … Continue reading

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Project-based ELT (1): Grow something!


The idea for this project was suggested by trays of Supersprout Micro Greens (copyright MYOWS OW 65242) ( (if you’d like to order complete units instead of putting them together yourself, let us know. Available only in South Africa because … Continue reading

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IELTS Test Boot Camps in Noordhoek, Cape Town


We have tentative dates for IELTS boot camps. These are the best value-for-money, most serious and intensive, and most fun IELTS prep camps you’re like to encounter anywhere, and they take place in fabulous surroundings. For a minimum of ten … Continue reading

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The writing process


This image was blogged by The Daily Post this morning. We would have gladly reblogged but there was “an issue”. For all those working on their writing skills, especially in English and especially for academic or exam purposes, this is … Continue reading

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