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May 2015 blog topics

Some really interesting blog posts in April - thank you very much to all who contributed, and you can catch up on them all here.

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Sandy Millin: Reclaiming attention and exploiting smartphones

The mobile phone is a fact of life, and we need to accept that. If we rail against their use in the classroom, all that is likely to happen is our students will feel like we don’t really understand where they’re coming from, and we will harm the rapport we may have built up. Instead, we need to ask ourselves why our students are using them and turn this to our advantage.

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Sandy Millin: Exploring cultures in the classroom

A couple of years ago I was teaching an intermediate multilingual class with students from all over the world. Four of them were from Saudi Arabia, four from Brazil, and the others were from Czech Republic, Spain and Turkey. We spent 20 hours a week together, two in the morning and two in the afternoon every day. Normally when you teach a class like this in the UK there are new students every Monday, either changing levels or new to the school, and students leave every Friday, again to change levels or leaving the school completely.

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David Dodgson: More Than a Word - The Green Cross Code and Other Vocabulary Tips

I am currently taking the online component of the Trinity Dip TESOL course and our current focus is on Unit 1 ‘Language and Methodology’. As this week’s topic is lexis, it seemed only natural to contribute to this month’s vocabulary topic.

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Personalisation

PERSONALISATION.
Nina MK, Ph.D.

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April 2015 blog topics

Thank you to everyone who wrote blog posts in March - lots of very interesting ideas which you can catch up on here if you missed any.

This month we are at the 2015 IATEFL conference in Manchester, where we hope to see you in person or online! Our signature event at the conference is on 'Identifying and developing the skills and knowledge a teacher needs', and so our first blog topic for April invites you to explore some of your own thoughts on that theme.

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21st Century Skills

The Gift of the Gab: 21st Century Skills.
Nina MK, Ph.D.

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Cultural Issues in the Classroom

Recently on my MA course we have been looking at the issue of reticence in the classroom, and whether this is caused by the communicative environment that the teachers create in their interactions with their students. Previously, I didn’t think it mattered what the nationality of the students were, I thought that the environment and perhaps the student-teacher relationship would be the key issues. However, I am not widely traveled, certainly not outside of Europe so I have no worldly experiences to draw upon, unlike some of the others on the course.

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