Professional Development

for English Teachers

The 29th P.A.R.K. Conference

I’m finished! What now?: Challenging Fast Finishers


Daniela Clarke

KEY WORDSfast finisher activities, flexible, fun, mixed abilities

AGE GROUPSteens, young adults, adults



Fast finishers … we all have them in our classrooms! But how to keep speedy students, who don’t have anything else (productive) to do, plugged in? In this hands-on session we will explore the challenges teachers face in teenage classes with mixed learning abilities, with a particular focus on fast finishers. You‘ll walk away with a handful of activities that help to keep the strongest learners on board, whilst making learning fun for all.

Daniela Clarke is a teacher, teacher trainer and author. Formerly a lecturer, advanced practitioner and instructional coach in the UK, subsequently a teacher trainer and ELT consultant in the Czech Republic. Her teaching experience ranges from young learners to adults at all language levels and competences, and her teacher training experience covers CELTA, CertTESOL and Exam and Assessment courses.