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Articles on resources

Read about ideas for using all sorts of resources in your classes, from paper and glue to video.

Using the internet 1

In this, and a following article, we'll be looking at the internet and how it can be used by teachers of English as a tool for their own development and as a resource for classroom teaching.

English Learning Circles - a path to learner independence

Getting students to use English with each other is a problem which is often difficult to overcome. Learning Circles are one way to help students recognise the importance of using English and to motivate them to do so in the classroom.

Self-access: A framework for diversity

What is a self-access centre, why might your students benefit from using one, and how might you go about setting one up in your school.

Self-access on a budget

Not all self-access ideas need to cost a fortune. Here are a few ideas for how you might develop resources in your school.

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Short and sweet: Using short films to promote creativity and communication

We are now living in the age of the moving image. The advent of the digital revolution and the Internet, the proliferation of mobile devices, which allow us to easily and proficiently capture moving images; the introduction of inexpensive, accessible and user-friendly editing tools; and the emergence of distribution sites such as YouTube and Vimeo, have changed the way moving images relate to society, education and language learning forever.

Using the internet 2

In this, and an earlier article, we look at the internet and how it can be used by teachers of English as a tool for their own development and as a resource for classroom teaching.

Using music to motivate and engage teenage learners: The story of the Jean Monnet Broons Cup Song project

Like many good stories, the story of our Cup Song starts with a little something which gradually increases and gets much bigger than expected.

Podcasting for ELT

What are podcasts, why might your students benefit from listening to them, and how might you go about using and producing them?

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