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TEFL blog roundup: January

I’ve got a smashing roundup of what’s going on in the World of TEFL blogs this month. Enjoy… What do you do with emergent language? – Kalinago English Pear-shaped project work and how to avoid it – Mike J. Harrison … Continue reading

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Would you have done this for a job?

Simple question: would you have done what this person did to try and get a job in the Gulf? She flew me to Qatar on a 1-way ticket (despite my several written requests for a return ticket since it seemed … Continue reading

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Ever wondered what teachers make?

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ELT World TEFL Website of the month: Breaking News English

Breaking News English Following on from last month’s worthy winner, Kalinago English, The TEFL website of the month award for November goes to the fabulous resource Breaking News English. This wonderful website is the brainchild of the hard working Sean … Continue reading

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Are your students using Wikis to strengthen vocabulary skills?

That’s the question being posed by ‘Teacher Magazine‘. ‘Think about all the ways you promote content vocabulary in your classroom‘, they demand. ‘Got that bulletin board? Got that word wall? Got a few posters with pictures and words around your … Continue reading

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20 great resources for audio

Here are, er, twenty sites you need to visit if you’re serious about using your own audio materials in your classes. Many thanks to Sean Banville from whom this list was blatantly stolen (thanks for all the twitter banter about … Continue reading

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A few quick tips for giving TEFL conference presentations

The mighty mmcmorrow has just offered these valuable tidbits of advice over on the general discussion forum. I’ve given a few conference presentations – some have gone down well, others have been a bit flat or manic. The first time … Continue reading

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Best of the ELT World discussion forums

Here’s a brief look at what people have been discussing on the ELT World forums recently… The best and worst of your own English Education Geaaronson asks, ‘Can you recall the best and worst from your own education and cite … Continue reading

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Getting classroom debates to work

Having a class debate can be a wonderfully flowing, creative activity. It can also end up being your worst nightmare if you don’t think it through carefully. Here are a few bits of advice on choosing topics that will go … Continue reading

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Data-driven learning and me

What the hell is Data-driven learning? Well, this was a question I was asked recently when I accidentally introduced this confusing piece of metalanguage to my poor students. Basically, it is a form of classroom presentation or activity that has … Continue reading

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