Professional Development

for English Teachers

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

SPACE IS THE PLACE: Making magic in the EFL classroom


Hugh Dellar

KEY WORDSEFL classroom, communication, adult, secondary

AGE GROUPSteens, young adults, adults

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


The real joy of teaching lies in the unexpected turns that lessons suddenly take, the stories, jokes and banter that suddenly burst forth from our students. Learning how to create the space in which this kind of magic can occur takes time and requires a keen focus on language. In this talk, I’ll be unpicking the process.

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.