L. Jin, K. Smith, A. Yahya, A. Chan, M. Choong, A. Lee, V.Ng, P. Poh-Wong, D. Young Learners with dyslexia have difficulties in reading and writing. In Singapore there are about 20,000 primary and secondary school learners with dyslexia. This paper presents research findings on the perceptions and feelings of primary school learners with dyslexia in Singapore regarding their learning of school subjects through English, together with how they use strategies to overcome some difficulties.
Submitted by Sally Trowbridge on 15 November, 2011 - 15:20
What do you and your students know about the non-competitive urban sport, parkour? In this lesson students read about this activity, focus on informal language, then ask and answer questions about other activities in pairs.
Submitted by TE Editor on 9 November, 2011 - 16:43
As a teacher I had always perceived 'reading aloud' as a 'taboo' in the EFL classroom since it focuses specifically on a 'bottom-up' approach where learners can fall into traps of worrying about 100% comprehension or simply read aloud without understanding the text.
In this article, informed by the Lexical Approach, I reflect on grammar instruction in the classroom, including my own teaching, and make suggestions on how it can be 'lexicalised'. I consider the problems with 'traditional' grammar teaching before arguing that what we actually need is more grammar input as well as showing how lexis can provide necessary 'crutches' for the learner.
Theme: This webinar will explore different aspects of learner-centred teaching. What does it mean to be 'learner-centred'? Why is it important? We will examine some of the practical issues. What problems might arise? Is learner-centred teaching possible in all contexts? We will consider these and other questions, and also introduce some ideas which can help teachers to become more learner-centred.
About the speaker: Sue Sheerin, formerly Director of the University of Sussex Language Institute, is an educational consultant with many years’ experience in language teaching, teacher training and academic management.
Theme: What is m-learning? There is lots of discussion about this, but what most teachers want is practical examples. This webinar, aimed at teachers with little or no experience in the subject, will show ten practical ways you can exploit mobile technology in order to support language learning. We will look at uses for both the teacher in class, and for the learner outside of lessons.
Submitted by Sally Trowbridge on 4 October, 2011 - 13:01
This lesson is about portraits and drawing. Students do a running dictation in pairs, listen to and respond to a partner’s instructions to draw a face together, and then take part in a group discussion.