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How to introduce an English Textbook to your Students

1. Introduction “Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I learn. “ -Benjamin Franklin Textbook is one of the main instruments of educating and preparing students for the examinations. On the first or … Continue reading

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Ideas for discussing the future

Here’s a nice link to a discussion of the top ten inventions we’re likely to see this century; good for discussing the future. Each invention has an accompanying video clip. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for … Continue reading

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A good way of teaching relative clauses

Here’s a good way of teaching relative clauses with an emphasis on speaking: Click here for the detailed lesson plan from Thomas Lavelle, courtesy of Ask Thomas. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.

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A dummies guide to chunking

In recent decades, notes the New York Times, the study of language acquisition and instruction has increasingly focused on ‘chunking’: how children learn language not so much on a word-by-word basis but in larger “lexical chunks” or meaningful strings of … Continue reading

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English language teachers are connecting to mobile learning

A survey indicates that internet-linked phones are being embraced in the English language classroom. The majority of teachers who responded were very positive about the potential of mobile learning. According to the Guardian, more than 70% agreed that mobile learning … Continue reading

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When clear instruction and visual aids aren’t enough

Technology is moving quickly into every child’s education. The computers are filled with text and pictures, cartoons and drawings. Yet, in spite of all the amazing things that technology can do, some kids still don’t “get it.” What are some … Continue reading

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Reasons for and against Reading Aloud

Should we get our students to read out loud? This is an emotive question and has provoked a great deal of response over on the forum, both for and against. Check out the discussion here. Post Footer automatically generated by … Continue reading

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Using Kinesthetic Learning Activities to Improve Comprehension

Kinesthetic learning by Adam Waxler Did you know that while many students are visual learners and many others are auditory learners, most students actually prefer a combination of visual, auditory, AND kinesthetic learning. So what is kinesthetic learning? Simple…kinesthetic learners … Continue reading

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Tasks: Context, Purpose and Use: TBLT 2009

‘Tasks: context, purpose and use’The 3rd Biennial International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching13th-16th September, 2009 Under the auspices of the International TBLT Consortium and the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, you’ve still got more than a year to … Continue reading

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What is a Lesson Plan?

Finally, I continue my occasional series of files that aim to make the world of ELT a better place. For those of you new to the world of teaching, this new PDf file might give some pointers as to what … Continue reading

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