Why don’t students go home and study?

We ask our students to go home and study for the test, a few will do it, some will open their book and stare at it, while others won’t do anything at all. How can we help? In this very practical session, we’ll look at some interactive activities which encourage students to take more responsibility for their learning. In particular we’ll look at how we can reuse coursebook exercises so that our students do even better in the grammar, vocabulary and writing parts of a test. We hope that participants will leave with a bag of ideas for their next few classes.


Emma Heyderman has been in ELT since 1989, working for several schools, including Lacunza – International House, San Sebastian, the Bell School, Regents Park and the University of the Arts in Westminster. An experienced ELT writer, Emma’s titles include Interface and Get Involved for Macmillan. She runs workshops for local teachers, she is a teacher trainer for NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education) and she is also a regular speaker at national and international events.