Steps to unlock the challenges of reading and writing in second language

Written by S.Akilandeswari

Reading will definitely improve vocabulary, expressions and perhaps the correct use of language, but it is not everybody’s cup of tea. As English language teachers, we need to create the atmosphere for reading. Our students mostly do what we do. Let them see us reading, especially reading for pleasure.

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Milica Vukadin - Online Professional Development - Experiences, Quality and Current Opportunities

Written by Milica Vukadin, B.Ed

What is the reason behind that? Read on for some advice and links to current online PD opportunities. 

I need to start this post by being honest - I am not pleased with the overall quality of professional development in my country and the educational system in general. This is probably the most important reason why I decided to search for online professional development opportunities.

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Motivated teachers, motivated learners

Written by Rossana Quiroz, M.A.

In order to answer this question, I think it is important to reflect on two things: what motivated us to learn a foreign language and what motivates us to teach it? This reflection helps us understand the challenges our students face and gives us the tools to deliver meaningful lessons so our students can improve their motivation and language skills.

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What about writing stories to each other? A writing and reading project in ten steps

Written by Ingrid Mosquera, PhD.

Writing is difficult, we have talked about it in the past. Perhaps we could try to meld writing and reading into just one proposal. I present a project that can be adapted for different ages, combining reading and writing.

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Eight Ways To Help English Language Learners Feel Motivated To Read & Write

By Larry Ferlazzo

This post will share a few ideas on how to specifically create those kinds of conditions to promote student interest in reading and writing.

Researchers have identified four primary ways to nurture this kind of intrinsic motivation:

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