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Google and the lexical approach

The web is a limitless source of linguistic examples for your students. Google (and other search engines) can be used to organise and select web-based text in a way that is pedagogically useful.

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Exploiting tape scripts

When I do extended listening exercises using pre-recorded material, I always have a photocopy of the tape script ready for the learners.

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Ongoing assessment - fun not fear!

In my experience of teaching juniors (6-11) and seniors (11-16) I have found that there is a notable difference in their attitudes to assessment.

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BritLit - Using literature in EFL classrooms

This e-book was originally published in print form by the Catalan Teachers of English Association, Associació de Professors d'Anglès de Catalunya (APAC), to help launch the BritLit initiative at the APAC Congress in February 2009.

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Eliciting

Eliciting (elicitation) is term which describes a range of techniques which enable the teacher to get learners to provide information rather than giving it to them.

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To group or not to group?

Before I move my learners around and put them into new groupings, I try to ask myself if it is really necessary and will help me achieve my lesson aims better.

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Why do we do that?

Learners have a lot of questions about how they should learn a language, and often form their own answers, which we need to discuss.

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Designing Business English programmes 3

This is the final article in a three part series. 

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Using Social Media in the Classroom

I’m a big fan of social media. Facebook, Twitter, blogging platforms and other ‘web 2.0’ sites offer users the ability to publish their thoughts and exchange ideas with a global audience.

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Emphasis on phonemic script

The phonemic script is a very useful tool for my classes but not one that all my learners are comfortable with.

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