Back to School 2019

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Resources for the start of the new term

Whether you’re preparing for your first or your hundredth class this September, you’ll find plenty of ideas and classroom inspiration in our #backtoschool2019 resource kit. From quizzes and classroom tips to worksheets and warmers, we’ve got something for classes of all ages and all levels. 

Explore the resources below and follow us on social for more #backtoschool2019 tips and ideas.

Young Learners

It’s a new year and a new class so see what your young learners already know. Check their vocabulary with this Classroom Objects worksheet taken from our new primary course Global Stage

Have some fun and try out some of these Global Stage games with your young learners.

Looking for some really useful primary classroom tips but feeling pressed for time? Check out these top classroom tips from Global Stage and watch these brilliant short video clips from Tiger Time author Mark Ormerod.

Download Carol Read’s list of Top Tips for Establishing Positive Relationships with Young Learners.

Building effective relationships with parents is also hugely important. Take our quiz to find out if you communicate well with parents and to learn more about what makes a successful home-school link.


If you’ve got shy students in your class this term, take a look at these tips from Gateway author Dave Spencer to see how you can encourage them to use English in the classroom.

Use our Gateway flipped classroom playlist to introduce the flipped classroom into your lessons and find out how it can be successfully applied with the help of Gateway 2nd Edition.

If you and your students are new to Gateway this term, this short quiz from the author himself will help you find your way around the course.


Ever wondered if you’re talking too much or too little in class? Feeling worried about dealing with a mixed ability class? Check out these great classroom management tips on teacher talking time and mixed ability classes from our fantastic new four-level exam preparation course Optimise

If your students want a faster, more intensive route to the Cambridge English: First exam, then Straight to First will be the course for them.

Whichever course you choose, don’t forget to make the most of the free resources for both you and your students in our exams section.


Did you know that Language Hub, our brand-new course for adult learners, includes tips and ideas from the bestselling Macmillan Books for Teachers series? Take a look at this article from author Jim Scrivener on how to plan and set up a simple classroom activity.

Start a debate with your new elementary students with this vocabulary worksheet from Language Hub.

Get your students talking about their summer holidays with this U is for activity card from our teacher training partners at Nile.


Start your first lesson off with a fun spelling quiz to find out if your new students are spelling stars! It’s also a great way to engage your students at the start of the new term.

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