With many teachers working online, dealing with face-to-face lessons and social distancing, or doing a mix of the two in hybrid teaching, we felt it was a good time to remind you of what makes lessons enjoyable and engaging both for the teachers and the students, without classes being overtly teacher centred. In this vlog post for Pavilion ELT, Rubens Heredia explains ways to give learners more autonomy, how to involve them in class material and task decisions and how to be more learner centred.


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