Pairwork has become such a staple feature of English language teaching materials that it’s almost never questioned. And yet it’s consistently an area that can be problematic. This talk takes a fresh look at pairwork. I’ll share tips and tricks for successful pairwork, the best kinds of activities and examine times when it’s probably best to avoid pairwork. I’ll be focusing on pairwork in the face to face (and socially distanced) class, and especially in online classes as well. This talk will feature activities from our new course Studio, including its pairwork App.