Are you an English teacher? Are you interested in sharing ideas about teaching methods? Do you want to have fun? This is the right place for you to be!!! If you’re this kind of teacher, our blog is for you. It contains advice, tips and ideas to help you get the most out of your students. You’ll also find the latest information about tools, trends and research from the world of English Language Teaching (ELT).

As a teacher, you’re probably always looking for new and interesting ways to motivate and inspire your learners. Our blog provides some inspiration for creative lessons that target the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. These ideas should help to relieve any boredom, increase motivation and stimulate progress.

With technology playing a more prominent role in the world of ELT, we dedicate an entire section to this subject with shared ideas about some of the hot topics associated with the benefits and challenges of using technology in the classroom to engage students. We also take a look at some of the most popular blogs for English teachers, the press from English speaking countries, to trends and fashions among students, films, fiction, food etc.

As this is meant to be OUR teachers’ blog, feel free to write anything you might find relevant. If you have any thoughts on how we can improve, complement or innovate, or would like us to cover a particular aspect of English language teaching, please let us know in the comments section. We’d love to hear from you. ❤



Trinity National Seminar 2018


The event is of particular importance for Trinity College London, a certification body offering a portfolio of exams suitable for all ages and abilities. The preparation for the Trinity exams promotes stimulating learning paths that encourage horizontal and vertical continuity, take into account the “mixed abilities” present in each class and highlight the results achieved by all students while enhancing the excellence.

To keep motivation high and to allow the acquisition of autonomy and communication skills in English language, necessary to promote global citizenship it is important to guarantee students continuous learning paths. In this seminar, the Trinity support team invites all participants to collaborate positively on issues of continuity and communication skills through active participation and a methodology inspired by a fun and productive work environment. In addition to the resources that will be made available during the workshop, the team invites participants to exchange and share their materials used in exam preparation. Continue reading “Trinity National Seminar 2018”


Il nuovo portale Loescher per la formazione degli insegnanti

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Loescher Editore è una storica casa editrice italiana, con sede nel cuore di Torino, che da oltre 150 anni pubblica libri di testo per la scuola secondaria di primo e secondo grado. Negli anni più recenti, Loescher ha ampliato il suo catalogo con testi per lo studio dell’italiano per stranieri e per la formazione degli adulti. Per rispondere alle richieste di formazione dei docenti, Loescher ha investito nella formazione via webinar (seminario tramite web), avvalendosi della tecnologia Adobe Connect, la più avanzata nel settore della formazione a distanza.

Grazie alla qualità dei formatori Loescher, il webinar consente di partecipare a eventi formativi, pubblicati sulla piattaforma ministeriale S.O.F.I.A., che entrano nel vivo dell’attività didattica, pur poggiando su una solida base teorica. Continue reading “Il nuovo portale Loescher per la formazione degli insegnanti”

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Write for our blog – Scrivi sul nostro blog


Puntolingue Teachers’ Club is looking for collaborators to grow the blog and expand the network of readers. If you are an expert on the topics we deal with, if you already have a blog or if you simply like writing and want to help us grow, you are welcome!

Guidelines for writing a guest post:

The article will be accepted only if it complies with our guidelines. In any case, if you want to propose ideas or advice we are still open to listening to your opinion.

  • The themes of the article must be in line with the topics and the categories treated by Puntolingue Teachers’ Club Blog
  • The article must be at least 400 words
  • The article can be written in Italian or in English
  • It is possible to accompany the text with a photo chosen by you
  • We do not accept copy and paste from other articles
  • The article must be written in a clear, simple and respectful language.

Anyone can write for our blog. It doesn’t matter what level you have. You all have so much to share and we’d love to hear from a wider range of teachers. We’re sure that you will be able to communicate something interesting that can benefit others. We want you to write something about yourself, your life as teachers, your thoughts or your experiences. Do not worry too much about making mistakes in your writing. The most important thing is that you express yourself as clearly as possible so that we can all benefit from your ideas and experience.

The occasional collaboration with the blog is not paid. In return you will have the opportunity to share what you write through our channels or, if you already have a blog, you will get visibility by entering the link to your blog and your articles will be signed by you with the addition of a brief biographical note.

Become an author of Puntolingue Teachers’ Club Blog

Send your request and your article to puntolingueteachersclub@gmail.com and do not forget to specify your name and write a few notes about yourself.

Get in touch if you’d like to contribute!


Puntolingue Teachers’ Club è alla ricerca di collaboratori/trici per far crescere il blog e allargare la rete di utenti. Se sei un esperto dei temi che trattiamo, hai un blog o se semplicemente ti piace scrivere e vuoi aiutarci a crescere sei il/la benvenuto/a!

Linee Guida per scrivere un guest post:

L’articolo verrà accettato solo se rispetterà le nostre linee guida. In ogni caso se vuoi proporci idee o consigli siamo comunque aperti ad ascoltare la tua opinione.

  • Le tematiche dell’articolo devono essere in linea con gli argomenti e le categorie trattate da Puntolingue Teachers’ Club Blog
  • L’articolo deve essere di minimo 400 parole
  • L’articolo può essere scritto in italiano o in inglese
  • E’ possibile corredare il testo con una foto scelta da te
  • Non si accettano copia e incolla da altri articoli
  • L’articolo deve essere scritto in un linguaggio chiaro, semplice e rispettoso.

Tutti piossono scrivere per il nostro blog. Non importa il livello. Tutti voi avete così tanto da condividere e ci piacerebbe leggere articoli dal maggior numero di insegnanti. Siamo sicuri che abbiate qualcosa di interessante da comunicare che può giovare agli altri.

Vogliamo che tu scriva qualcosa su di te, la tua vita di insegnante, i tuoi pensieri o le tue esperienze. Non preoccuparti troppo di fare errori nella scrittura, la cosa più importante è esprimersi il più chiaramente possibile in modo che tutti possiamo beneficiare delle tue idee ed esperienze.

La collaborazione occasionale con il blog non è retribuita. In cambio otterrai la possibilità di condividere ciò che scrivi attraverso i nostri canali oppure, se hai già un blog, otterrai visibilità inserendo il link al tuo blog e i tuoi articoli saranno firmati da te con l’aggiunta di una breve nota biografica.

Diventa autore di Puntolingue Teachers’ Club Blog,

Invia la tua richiesta e il tuo articolo a puntolingueteachersclub@gmail.com e non dimenticare di specificare il tuo nome e qualche annotazione su di te.

Contattaci se vuoi contribuire!






Developing as a CLIL practitioner -Resources

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) “is a dual-focused educational approach in which an additional language is used for the learning and teaching of both content and language. For example, CLIL has involved Malaysian children learning maths and science in English. CLIL has been used for Norwegian students to do drama in German, Italian students to learn science in French, Japanese students to learn geography in English and Australians to learn maths in Chinese. The combinations of languages and subjects are almost limitless.” (Uncovering CLIL, p.9)

Here are some ways of developing as a CLIL practitioner. While courses can be useful, I think we are sometimes too quick to discount the role books can play in our professional development and I’d recommend creating a professional development plan that includes resources from all of the following categories.


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  • Putting CLIL into Practice by John Clegg, Keith Kelly, and Phil Ball (OUP). You can preview this book here.
  • CLIL Activities by Liz Dale and Rose Tanner (CUP)
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning by Do Coyle, Philip Hood, and David Marsh (CUP)
  • The CLIL Resource Pack by Margaret Grieveson and Wendy Superfine (Delta)
  • Teaching Other Subjects through English by Sheelagh Deller and Christine Prince (OUP)
  • Uncovering CLIL by Peeter Mehisto and Maria Jesus Frigols, and David Marsh (Macmillan)
  • The Roles of Language in CLIL by Ana Llinares, Tom Morton, and Rachel Whittaker (CUP)
  • The TKT Course CLIL Module by Kay Bentley (CUP)

Continue reading “Developing as a CLIL practitioner -Resources”

Reading in the Station

Festa del Libro in Mediterraneo 

June 27 - reading in the port PuntolingueTeachersClub


Festa del Libro in Mediterraneo 

Premio costadamalfilibri, XII edizione di incostieraamalfitana.it

An initiative that winds its way through the most evocative locations of the Amalfi Coast, from churches to small squares, from gardens to historic buildings, from art galleries to civic museums, from panoramic villas to hilly paths, from bookshops to cultural centres.
From 18 May to 22 July, upcoming writers, editors, journalists, personalities of culture and entertainment will animate the hot summer in breathtaking locations, by the sea.

Yachting Club Salerno – Salotti letterari
in collaboration with ANILS Associazione Nazionale Insegnanti Lingue Straniere e Puntolingue Teachers’Club

Presentation of books:

Ivan Saracino “Vite parallele” (Guida);
AA.VV. “Vecchio sarai tu”, a cura di Raffaele Messina (Homo Scrivens);
Virgilio Iandiorio “Gli Aragonesi a Salerno” (ABE);

The paths of music:

Teresa Ranieri soprano,
Genoveffa Volpicelli soprano,
Clarissa Piazzolla mezzosoprano,
Luigi Maresca pianoforte
from Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Martucci – Salerno

Saturday, June 27 8:30pm, Yachting Club Salerno