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Intercultural Resources Pack for Latin America

This Resource Pack provides practical activities for teachers to be used in the classroom primarily in Latin America, although these can be adapted to suit other international contexts, as a tool for understanding other cultures and promoting reflection in order to avoid cultural bias and challenge stereotypes.

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Action Plan for Teachers

A 44 page illustrated book on the subject of English Language Teaching which covers the topics of planning and preparing lessons, teaching methodology and classroom practice, as well as using technology in the classroom.

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Text lingo

Many of our teenage students now have mobile phones and enjoy sending text messages to each other. This activity introduces them to some English text messages that they could start to use with their friends

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Register idea

I teach small groups of kindergarten children. When I take the register and call out a student's name, I ask the student to sing a little song they know in their own language or in English before moving on to the next student.

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Presenting new language

Presenting new language - methodology article

When we decide to present new language items to learners explicitly, there are two underlying approaches for the differing techniques we can use – deductive and inductive.

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Creativity environment

Creativity environment - methodology article

We have seen so far how we can organise our classroom work to incorporate the four features of creativityand how we can add the essential element of creative thinking, transition between two ways of thinking to our language learning activities.

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Features of creativity

Features of creativity - methodology article

This is the second in a series of four articles on transforming activities for creativity. The first introduced the concept of creativity in the language classroom. This one focuses on the features of creativity.

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The essence of creativity

The essence of creativity - methodology article

This is the third in a series of four articles on transforming activities for creativity. The first introduced the concept of creativity in the language classroom.

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Creativity in the language classroom

Creativity in the language classroom - methodology article

Before we set out and look at some theories and practice for introducing creativity into the language classroom, let’s see why it is worth making all this effort.

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Listening: Top down and bottom up

Listening: Top down and bottom up - listening article

In 'real-life' listening, our students will have to use a combination of the two processes, with more emphasis on 'top-down' or 'bottom-up' listening depending on their reasons for listening.

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