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      Featured blog of the month

      Each month we make a shortlist of what we think are the best English language teaching blogs published that month. These are featured on our Facebook page and users are invited to 'like' and comment on their favourite. The blog with the most likes becomes the winner of that month's TeachingEnglish blog award.

      The blog post should be have been published in the selected month, be free and freely available, offer practical advice, give suggestions for class activities or stimulate reflection on teaching.

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      Featured blog of the month for February 2014

      Our latest blog of the month award is for Gabrielle Jones and her blog post 8 fun ways to practise presentations by Gabrielle Jones.

      In her post Gabrielle suggests some great class activities to help students build up their presentation skills, ranging from students giving a quickly prepared presentation about an aspect of themselves to creative presentations using only images.

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      Featured blog of the month for January 2014

      Our latest blog of the month award is for Emma Segev and her post Top 10 Tools for Creating Teaching Materials

      Emma describes quick and easy ways to create interesting and visually appealing teaching materials, including mindmaps and quizzes for students preparing for exams, infographics and word cloud generators as well as a range of multimedia tools for creating video presentations and adding audio to images.

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      Featured blog of the month for December

      Our latest featured blogpost of the month is a post by Svetlana from her excellent blog TeachingEnglishNotes, and is about multiple uses of newspapers & magazines for ELT

      In her post, Svetlana demonstrates how newspapers can be a great way to introduce students to everyday English and she gives several practical ways we can use newspapers and magazines in the English language classroom.

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      Featured blog of the month for November

      Our latest featured blogpost of the month is a guest post by Nick Davison, which provides some excellent tips on teaching students with Dyslexia.

      Nick takes us through a range of strategies to help dyslexic learners ranging from how to use phonics effectively to simple techniques such as using different coloured chalk or pens when writing on the board. You can read Nick's post on Carissa Peck's blog here: http://eslcarissa.blogspot.com.es/

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      Featured blog of the month for October

      Our latest featured blogpost of the month is Larissa Albano's The power of post-it notes from her blog Larissa’s Languages http://larissaslanguages.blogspot.it/2013/10/the-power-of-post-it-notes.html

      In her post, Larissa looks at three great ways simple post-it notes can be used with pre-teens, teens and adults. She shows ways that they can be used to practise question forms, for defining vocabulary and for identifying different functional language. Each idea is a great way to encourage further investigation of language in simple and effective ways.

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      Featured blog of the month for September

      Our latest featured blog post of the month is Rolling dice: Speaking games for TEFL teachers by Dylan Gates from his blog Online TEFL training.

      In his post, Dylan looks at a number of simple and effective ways to use dice in the English language classroom. Each idea demonstrates how useful such a small and portable resource can be. There are a range of grammar-focused activities to help students practise their tenses or form conditional sentences, as well as ideas to help students develop their spoken fluency, increase their range of vocabulary and remember phrasal verbs.

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      Featured blog of the month for July

      Our latest featured blog post of the month is Roseli Serra's The “Dos and Don’ts” for children –Teaching Young Learners from her blog Roseli Coffee Desk

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      Featured blog of the month for June

      Our latest featured blog of the month is Lizzie Pinard's Reflections of an English language teacher and her fantastic post 30 things to enhance your teaching? In the post, Lizzie celebrates her 30th birthday with a look at 30 things she has incorporated into her teaching practice in the past year. She takes stock of where she’s currently at in her teaching career and describes the things that have enhanced her teaching practice, offering some great practical ideas to help you try them out for yourself.