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Articles on culture

Some say it's the fifth skill - find out why in our articles below.

Teacher stress, well-being and stress management - Taking care of yourself so that you can take care of your students

‘Our teacher is always stressed. All he does is shout, shout, shout. He needs to calm down, stop taking it out on us’

I often hear this comment from children who are having problems with school. Pupils in school are very aware of the mental and physical state of their teachers. They seem to recognise the importance of well-being and stress management in learning. Do we?

Sitcoms as a tool for ELT

English teachers have been using videos in the classroom for decades and, more recently DVDs and online video clips from Youtube or Myspace. Sitcoms are an excellent classroom resource for a number of reasons.

Storytelling to celebrate cultural diversity

Many of us work with groups of students from more than one cultural background while others teach largely monocultural groups of students. In both cases, there is opportunity to celebrate diversity through the telling of traditional tales, whatever the age group and profile of our students.

Teen angst

Partly because I was always being asked whether my books Junk and Doing it were autobiographical, I started to write a memoir some years ago on my own teenage years, 14 - 19.

Building a lesson around a sitcom

Like any piece of authentic material the possibilities for using a sitcom in the classroom are boundless.

Making culture happen in the English language classroom

This is the second in a series of articles by our Guest Contributor Barry Tomalin.

Culture - the fifth language skill

This is the first in a series of articles by our third Guest Contributor Barry Tomalin.

Intercultural learning 2 - methodology article

Intercultural learning 2

This is the second of two articles that deal with the topic of intercultural awareness and learning. The first article - Intercultural learning 1 - sets out the methodological background to this topic, and this, the second article, offers practical suggestions for the classroom.

Intercultural learning 1 - methodology article

Intercultural learning 1

This is the first of two articles that deal with the topic of intercultural awareness and learning. This article sets out the methodological background to this topic, and the second article - Intercultural learning 2 - offers practical suggestions for the classroom.

Sitcoms as a tool for ELT

English teachers have been using videos in the classroom for decades and, more recently DVDs and online video clips from Youtube or Myspace. Sitcoms are an excellent classroom resource for a number of reasons.

Building a lesson around a sitcom

Like any piece of authentic material the possibilities for using a sitcom in the classroom are boundless.

Making culture happen in the English language classroom

This is the second in a series of articles by our Guest Contributor Barry Tomalin.

Culture - the fifth language skill

This is the first in a series of articles by our third Guest Contributor Barry Tomalin.

Teen angst

Partly because I was always being asked whether my books Junk and Doing it were autobiographical, I started to write a memoir some years ago on my own teenage years, 14 - 19.

Teacher stress, well-being and stress management - Taking care of yourself so that you can take care of your students

‘Our teacher is always stressed. All he does is shout, shout, shout. He needs to calm down, stop taking it out on us’

I often hear this comment from children who are having problems with school. Pupils in school are very aware of the mental and physical state of their teachers. They seem to recognise the importance of well-being and stress management in learning. Do we?

Intercultural learning 1 - methodology article

Intercultural learning 1

This is the first of two articles that deal with the topic of intercultural awareness and learning. This article sets out the methodological background to this topic, and the second article - Intercultural learning 2 - offers practical suggestions for the classroom.

Intercultural learning 2 - methodology article

Intercultural learning 2

This is the second of two articles that deal with the topic of intercultural awareness and learning. The first article - Intercultural learning 1 - sets out the methodological background to this topic, and this, the second article, offers practical suggestions for the classroom.

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Building a lesson around a sitcom

Like any piece of authentic material the possibilities for using a sitcom in the classroom are boundless.

Culture - the fifth language skill

This is the first in a series of articles by our third Guest Contributor Barry Tomalin.

Intercultural learning 1 - methodology article

Intercultural learning 1

This is the first of two articles that deal with the topic of intercultural awareness and learning. This article sets out the methodological background to this topic, and the second article - Intercultural learning 2 - offers practical suggestions for the classroom.

Intercultural learning 2 - methodology article

Intercultural learning 2

This is the second of two articles that deal with the topic of intercultural awareness and learning. The first article - Intercultural learning 1 - sets out the methodological background to this topic, and this, the second article, offers practical suggestions for the classroom.

Making culture happen in the English language classroom

This is the second in a series of articles by our Guest Contributor Barry Tomalin.

Sitcoms as a tool for ELT

English teachers have been using videos in the classroom for decades and, more recently DVDs and online video clips from Youtube or Myspace. Sitcoms are an excellent classroom resource for a number of reasons.

Storytelling to celebrate cultural diversity

Many of us work with groups of students from more than one cultural background while others teach largely monocultural groups of students. In both cases, there is opportunity to celebrate diversity through the telling of traditional tales, whatever the age group and profile of our students.

Teacher stress, well-being and stress management - Taking care of yourself so that you can take care of your students

‘Our teacher is always stressed. All he does is shout, shout, shout. He needs to calm down, stop taking it out on us’

I often hear this comment from children who are having problems with school. Pupils in school are very aware of the mental and physical state of their teachers. They seem to recognise the importance of well-being and stress management in learning. Do we?

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