Professional Development

for English Teachers

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

Tips for Teaching Vocabulary Using a Coursebook


Charles Stewart

KEY WORDSYL vocabulary, coursebook, OpenWorld

AGE GROUPSyoung learners, teens, young adults, adults



Teaching vocabulary is something that every teacher does in all of their classes each and every day. Indeed, we all have our go-to activities in our “bag of tricks” that we use to teach vocabulary in our classes. In this interactive workshop, we will look at expanding this “bag of tricks” by identifying further activities and various tips for effectively teaching vocabulary, using the Cambridge Open World books as a reference example.

Charles Stewart has been working in the ELT field since 2011, teaching ESL, speaking at various ELT conferences around the Czech Republic and writing and delivering teacher training. Throughout his teaching career, Charles has taught all levels, both young learners and adults. His current focus is on teaching YL. Charles is involved in the YL Department at the British Council in Prague and teaches Exam preparation at a Czech Gymnasium.