Professional Development

for English Teachers

The 28th P.A.R.K. Conference

Motivating students: a 10-step guide


Hugh Dellar

KEY WORDSmotivation, communication, guide

AGE GROUPSteens, young adults, adults

CEFR LEVELSA1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2


For many students, learning English is an obligation, a chore or a downright pain! Motivating the after-school / after-work learner is one of the toughest challenges we face. In this talk, I will propose ten steps towards meeting this challenge - and transforming our classes.

Hugh Dellar is the co-founder of the online school and training company He has also co-authored two levels of the General English series, Roadmap, published by Pearson, and his first methodology book, Teaching Lexically, came out in 2016. Most recently, he worked on Grammar Nonsense . . . and what to do about it, published by Wayzgoose Press.