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Teaching the schwa

If you only learn or teach one phoneme, make sure it's the most common English sound - the schwa.

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Building a lesson around a sitcom

Like any piece of authentic material the possibilities for using a sitcom in the classroom are boundless.

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Making a difficult young learner group better

Why are some young learner classes successful and others a constant struggle?

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Equal Opportunity and Diversity: The Handbook for Teachers of English

This 96-page handbook has been produced for English teachers, by English teachers. It provides you with good practical advice and ideas on how to become more aware and integrate aspects of equal opportunity and diversity into your work.

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Working with minimal resources - teacher training in Mongolia

Teaching with minimal resources can seem a daunting prospect for those of us lucky enough to work with coursebooks, photocopiers, audio and IT facilities in our schools. Karen Waterston recently returned from Mongolia, where she ran an in-service teacher training course. Here she writes about how she adapted to her new working environment.

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Presenting business vocabulary to beginners

Pre-selecting, grading and presenting business vocabulary - Is this the way forward? 
Traditionally curriculum developers and materials writers have assumed it would be worthwhile to make a selection out of a set of to-be-learned vocabulary items that they would then grade (which in effect means that some words would come before other words) before presenting them.

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Global Citizenship in the English Language Classroom

This 54-page booklet comprises a collection of papers with contributions from leading researchers on global citizenship in language education in several corners of the globe.

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Vocabulary in everyday life

To try and make learning words a reaL "LIFE" situation, I ask pupils to keep a list of all the words they encountered in the previous week.

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Making time for tasks and still covering the syllabus

This is the last in a series of four articles which will explore how to integrate a task-based approach into a typical textbook to maximise learning opportunities for your learners and to save teacher preparation time.

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From priming tasks and target tasks to language focus and grammar

This is the third in a series of four articles which will explore how to integrate a task-based approach into a typical textbook to maximise learning opportunities for your learners and to save teacher preparation time.

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