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.


Taboo in the classroom

In this article I will review the arguments for and against teaching taboo language and using taboo subjects, then look at some practical ideas for teachers who decide to use this area of language.

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