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‘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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Sitcoms as a tool for ELT

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Storytelling to celebrate cultural diversity

Many of us work with groups of students from more than one cultural background while others teach largely mono-cultural 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.

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Teenage 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.

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The north-east of England

If you're interested in finding out more about the North East, why not listen to an interview with somebody from Sunderland, one of the major cities in the region. There is also an associated lesson plan for you to use with your students.

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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.

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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 - culture article - guest writers
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Culture - the fifth language skill

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

0

The north-east of England

If you're interested in finding out more about the North East, why not listen to an interview with somebody from Sunderland, one of the major cities in the region. There is also an associated lesson plan for you to use with your students.

Making culture happen in the English language classroom - culture article - guest writers
3.666665

Making culture happen in the English language classroom

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

3.673915

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 - culture article
3.68421

Building a lesson around a sitcom

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

3.771185

Teacher stress, well-being and stress management

‘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?

3.82

Teenage 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.

Culture - the fifth language skill - culture article - guest writers
3.844445

Culture - the fifth language skill

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

4.27869

Storytelling to celebrate cultural diversity

Many of us work with groups of students from more than one cultural background while others teach largely mono-cultural 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.

Building a lesson around a sitcom - culture article
3.68421

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 - culture article - guest writers
3.844445

Culture - the fifth language skill

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

Making culture happen in the English language classroom - culture article - guest writers
3.666665

Making culture happen in the English language classroom

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

3.673915

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.

4.27869

Storytelling to celebrate cultural diversity

Many of us work with groups of students from more than one cultural background while others teach largely mono-cultural 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.

3.771185

Teacher stress, well-being and stress management

‘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?

3.82

Teenage 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.

0

The north-east of England

If you're interested in finding out more about the North East, why not listen to an interview with somebody from Sunderland, one of the major cities in the region. There is also an associated lesson plan for you to use with your students.

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Daliamirela28's picture Daliamirela28

I utterly agree with this article. Leaning the language is far beyond learning the structure,...
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KeiBu's picture KeiBu

Partially agreed. I'd be very hesitant to use a full episode in the classroom unless it was *...
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meanteacher's picture meanteacher

I can see a lot of teachers abusing this. Watching a 30 minute sitcom would get teachers fired...
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