Teenagers can sometimes be a tough crowd and not respond as well as we want to the activities we propose. However, when they really engage with lessons they are all in. So how can we actually engage teens? In this vlog, Rubens Heredia shares five suggestions on how to grab and maintain teens’ attention in English lessons.

Have these tips worked for you? Is there anything you would add to the list? Share your ideas in the comments or on our social media, and let us know how you get on with Rubens’ tips!


Useful references

Bonnet, L. (2023) Feedback. Planning? Really? Modern English Teacher, 32 (6).


Brown, H. D. (2000) Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy 2nd ed. Longman.


Hasper, A. (2023), Creating a culture of welcoming mistakes. Modern English Teacher blog.


Nanna, L. (2014) Flip, follow and feedback. English Teaching Professional, 95.


Ocriciano, M. (2021) Changes and the postmethod. Modern English Teacher blog.