As English teachers we like to believe the magic happens in the classroom, but that's probably not the case. If you only see students for 1–2 hours a week then the magic is most likely happening outside the classroom.
Ollie Richards labels this outside time as ‘the big prize’ for students. So, in this video cast, Damien Herhily talks about the concept of students using the Internet as a virtual textbook as an introduction. By the end of the series, you'll be able to better help your students practise English outside of the classroom.
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