It seems like 2023 was ages ago, so eventful and dynamic 2024 has been so far. But we still found time to reflect on the whirlwind of lessons and experiences that made last year one to remember. And what we recalled was too good not to share it with you. So here are our three dids of 2023.
What we did
At the heart of our journey was the publication of a whopping 158 lessons. From simple light-hearted everyday topics to tackling serious global issues, our goal was to provide a diverse range of content. We were not afraid to raise difficult questions for those of you who would like to push the boundaries of traditional ESL topics. But we also made sure we provided an equal number of lessons that are safe to use with learners of all backgrounds.
We were committed to streamlining your preparation process by introducing captivating homework tasks. What sets these tasks apart is their dual functionality – they can be used as effective revision activities, thanks to the incorporation of a speaking element in most of them.
Speaking of time-saving initiatives, we continued to share blog posts loaded with ready-to-use ideas, speaking games, and engaging role plays. If you happened to miss out on them, now might be the perfect time to catch up.
Another exciting development last year was the introduction of our new PDF lesson template. 🎨With the new design, we strived to enhance the visual appeal of our lessons and aimed to make your teaching experience more enjoyable and efficient. Speaking of design, we also finished converting all our e-lessons to align with the new style. We were thrilled to see such a positive response from you and learn that it was definitely worth the effort.
Who we did it with
In the spirit of growth and evolution, three new bright minds joined our team, adding fresh ideas and perspectives to our work 🫂. However, one member has had to bid us farewell. To improve teamwork and thus the quality of our materials, we started having monthly knowledge-sharing meetings where we discussed various topics related to material writing. We have already covered the topics like what listening tasks work best, how to teach grammar, what lesson outline to stick to, and many many others.
We also worked more closely with you. We stepped up our social media game to connect with our community and share updates on Instagram. 💬From fun quizzes to thought-provoking polls, our goal was to create a space where you are encouraged to share your perspective and reach out to us even more easily.
Why we did it
Amidst the hustle and bustle, we welcomed your feedback. We did it not only to feel good about our work (though, let’s admit it, reading your comments and feedback messages is a pure joy 😌) but to use it in shaping our lessons and setting new goals. Your ideas and suggestions added great value to our planning and implementation.
So the answer to the question of why we did it is quite simple – we did it for you ❤️.
In conclusion, 2023 was a year of growth, change, and learning. From the expansion of our team to the revamp of our lesson templates, each step was taken with you, our dedicated users, in mind. And we’re really grateful that you’ve stuck by us and we hope to keep delivering up to your expectations.