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Gamified Activities for Young Learners

Educators are aware that one of the main aims of teaching should be to involve all students in a classroom all the time and make them active learners who follow the lesson and the teacher, build on what they learn...

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Teaching Materials and Young Learners

The enormous amount of existing materials for the teaching of English to young learners might lead us to think that everything has been invented and nothing is left to be discovered in EFL. But when you are in a real classroom...

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Why games are elemental in a language classroom

Traditional teachers hold a common perception that all learning should be serious and solemn in nature and that if one is having fun and there is hilarity and laughter, it is not really learning. However, the field of language teaching has...

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Published on: 29-06-2017

New to the classroom? Here are some tips that will help you evolve as a teacher

As a novice teacher you are full of dreams. You have the knowledge and command of the language and you know that you can disseminate information. But theory is often...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 29-06-2017

How Teachers’ Dress Affects Students

The age-old adage of not judging a book by its cover is hopeful in its intent; in reality, however, “covers” create first impressions, and first impressions count. How a person...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 29-06-2017

Scaffolding your Writing Class

Composition writing has always been a very demanding task for both students and teachers. Our professional experience comes to agree with what has already been reported that poor writers and...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 15-06-2017

Learning Styles

It is well established that using a variety of teaching styles in our classrooms increases the chances of our students retaining and enjoying what is taught.   Understanding learning styles is a...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 13-06-2017

The Language Acquisition Process (in terms of teaching grammar)

The whole second language acquisition process is cyclical and it involves six stages. They are: input, noticing, intake, structuring, proceduralization, and output. First of all, in the input stage, it is...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 08-06-2017

Good Teaching: The top ten requirements

One: GOOD TEACHING is as much about passion as it is about reason. It’s about not only motivating students to learn, but teaching them how to learn, and doing so...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 29-06-2017

New to the classroom? Here are some tips that will help you evolve as a teacher

As a novice teacher you are full of dreams. You have the knowledge and command of the language and you know that you can disseminate information. But theory is often...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 29-06-2017

How Teachers’ Dress Affects Students

The age-old adage of not judging a book by its cover is hopeful in its intent; in reality, however, “covers” create first impressions, and first impressions count. How a person...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 29-06-2017

Scaffolding your Writing Class

Composition writing has always been a very demanding task for both students and teachers. Our professional experience comes to agree with what has already been reported that poor writers and...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 15-06-2017

Learning Styles

It is well established that using a variety of teaching styles in our classrooms increases the chances of our students retaining and enjoying what is taught.   Understanding learning styles is a...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 13-06-2017

The Language Acquisition Process (in terms of teaching grammar)

The whole second language acquisition process is cyclical and it involves six stages. They are: input, noticing, intake, structuring, proceduralization, and output. First of all, in the input stage, it is...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 08-06-2017

Good Teaching: The top ten requirements

One: GOOD TEACHING is as much about passion as it is about reason. It’s about not only motivating students to learn, but teaching them how to learn, and doing so...

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Spring 2017

In this month's issue we explore the value – or lack thereof – of coursebooks in the ELT classroom. Most teachers would agree that no matter how attractive an ELT coursebook might look...

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Education

29-06-2017 Hits:1797 Education

When to use Commas

The comma is the punctuation mark most likely to cause angst. This is largely the result of the many different ways the comma is used. Sometimes, the comma indicates a...

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29-06-2017 Hits:693 Education

IELTS: how to crack the Reading test

The content of the Reading component is different for the Academic and General Training testing options but the total amount of time for the completion of this component in both...

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29-06-2017 Hits:773 Education

A teacher's body language can be just as important as what they say, argues Amy Cuddy

Harvard academic Amy Cuddy, famous for her work on 'power poses', talks to Jon Severs about the impact of body language in the classroom. According to a feature on TES...

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How To …. Evaluate The Teachers During A School Meeting

This form which follows has been designed to be filled in by the manager or the director of studies in a Language School at the end of any teachers’ meeting...

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Student Types Every English Language Teacher Should Know

In a study of the learning style of EFL students, Willing (1985) found four different learner types: • Concrete learners - who prefer the use of games, audio-visuals and pair...

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07-06-2017 Hits:44 Education

Integrating All Four Skills In Language Teaching

  English language teaching could be viewed as a tapestry. The tapestry is woven from many strands. To produce a large, strong, beautiful, colourful tapestry, all strands must be interwoven in...

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Teaching Material

How to motivate your students

How can you make the classroom engaging and motivating to all students, even the most reluctant learners? When students are engaged, predicting answers, talking with one another and sharing with...

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Using Advertisements in Class 1 ‘Why rediscover America?’

Duchamp's Idea: The great 20th Century artist Marcel Duchamp came up with an extraordinary notion. He thought that in the past artists had to create something from scratch; yet the industrial...

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Using Comedy to Develop Listening Skills

Motivation – The Acid Test: There is one thing the Brits are experts at – and that is not cooking. It is a pity though that Comedy Clubs are not...

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Whiteboards Improve Teaching

Getting Attention 1. Grab student attention with interactive whiteboard technology. Students come to a classroom having spent most of their out-of-school time surrounded by the wonders of technology.   In order to compete...

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