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6 things you need to know about your host family

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6 things you need to know about your host family

The Work Experience Programme enables you to try life as a Londoner by living together with one of our host families. But what will it be like? Who are they? We've compiled a guide book that will explain the most common rules and features of our host families' homes and daily lives.  

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7 reasons why British houses are so peculiar

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7 reasons why British houses are so peculiar

Every country has its own weird and wonderful ways that baffle visitors. The UK is no exception, its capital being particularly famous for having many housing quirks, due to the density of the population, prices and British culture. Here, our international team shares their favourite pet peeves and funniest stories from the adventure that is London housing.

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Applying for Erasmus+: An interview with a National Agency Programme Officer

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Applying for Erasmus+: An interview with a National Agency Programme Officer

This is a frantic time for everyone involved in Erasmus+, especially teachers and coordinators, whose regular responsibilities often pose demanding challenges. So where can you get the much-needed country-specific support to structure a high quality application? Although you’re always welcome to ask us at ADC, there’s an answer closer to home: your National Agency. With the big deadline only a week away, we spoke to Frederic Bayersburg, a Programme Officer for Erasmus+ VET at the National Agency in Austria. 

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From Lofoten to London: An interview with a partner school

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From Lofoten to London: An interview with a partner school

Last spring, Marte Lundberg accompanied eight students all the way from a tiny village in northern Norway to London with ADC’s Work Experience Programme. At the moment, we are working together with Marte to bring about a project that far exceeds our first collaboration - as a total of 18 students will take part in the programme next year. We spoke to the international coordinator about project planning, peer-to-peer motivation and the lessons learned from their last London adventure.

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Teacher's Corner: Variations on Classics

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Teacher's Corner: Variations on Classics

Varying classroom tasks is a great way to keep things interesting - for you as well as your students. Caroline Tillotson, Assistant Director of Studies at ADC, likes to twist "classic" learning games into something a little bit more creative to maximise her students' experience. Check out her tips here.

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Teacher's Corner: Pacing your lesson

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Teacher's Corner: Pacing your lesson

Varying the pace and energy of a lesson can make a significant difference to the students’ level of engagement and their responsiveness to the activities presented. Giulia, Director of Studies at ADC, has listed a few activities that will help make your classroom a more dynamic environment. Why don't you plan your next lesson around some of her tips?

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Teacher's corner: Dealing with large classes

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Teacher's corner: Dealing with large classes

Sometimes teachers can get discouraged when teaching large classes, as they might encounter problems not experienced elsewhere in their lives. Does it sound familiar? Our Director of Studies, Giulia Revelli, has drafted a list of tools that can help you get through common problems when facing a big group of students.

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Teacher's corner: Collocations

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Teacher's corner: Collocations

Our trainer Giulia wants you to be full of inspiration and energy. To help you with that, she has decided to share a few useful tips in every newsletter straight from our English classroom. This month’s topic is collocations – what they are and how they can be taught.

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