This is going to be a long one!
This is the question I was sent:
I've just been updating my technology blog and would like to share some of the new content with teaching English readers. Over the last month I've added four new articles.
It was by Maike Grau from the Justus-Liebig-Universitaet in Gaessen, Germany and was entitled English inside and outside the classroom: an empirical perspective. Maike pointed out that, through the impact of the mass media, English has become a part of popular youth culture throughout the world. She used data from questionnaires and focus groups with 15-year-old learners and their teachers to see how this affected what happens in classroom.
1. What are the major challenges facing EL teachers in your country?