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In this section, you will find a number of articles, which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Integrating ICT'. From primary-aged students to adult learners of English, the articles you will find here are practical, insightful and full of ideas to support your teaching and planning for all kinds of classrooms.

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06 Nov 2021

This article presents useful ways to understand, evaluate and use corpora for English language teaching.

18 Dec 2020

Read the latest post from Larry Ferlazzo looking at distance learning for English language learners (ELLs).

31 Jan 2014

Sometimes looking back can help us look forward. My talk - The History of Video in ELT, given at the Image conference – came about as a...

05 Nov 2013

We are now living in the age of the moving image. 

01 Jun 2011

In this article I am going to explore the use of short video clips in the classroom. 

Video recorders in the classroom - speaking article - guest writers
19 Nov 2010

I have just become an uncle! My new nephew Tomás is three weeks old today. 

17 Nov 2010

When I first started teaching, the schools I worked in had ‘a’ computer that a few classes shared. Here are a few tips for activities...

12 May 2010

I consider the greatest problem facing me as a language teacher is knowing how to motivate my students: how to get them past the hurdle...

On being resourceful... - speaking article - guest writers
04 Nov 2009

This is the first of two articles by Gavin Dudeney for TeachingEnglish, during his month on the site as Guest Writer.

Google and the lexical approach - resources article
30 Sep 2009

The web is a limitless source of linguistic examples for your students. Google (and other search engines) can be used to organise and...

Using Social Media in the Classroom - resources article
21 Jun 2009

I’m a big fan of social media. Facebook, Twitter, blogging platforms and other ‘web 2.0’ sites offer users the ability to publish their...

Controversies in using technology in language teaching - speaking article - guest writers
08 Apr 2009

In his first article for TeachingEnglish, Pete Sharma considers some of the controversies surrounding the use of technology in and out...

Audio exchange project - speaking article
05 Jan 2006

I was teaching a monolingual group of 12 teenagers (15-17) at upper-intermediate level who were following a course book. The students...

17 Nov 2005

What are podcasts, why might your students benefit from listening to them, and how might you go about using and producing them?

Video exchange project - speaking article
29 Sep 2005

This article examines how a video exchange project can stimulate motivation and interest by providing such a context.

Teaching online - methodology article
15 Jun 2005

When, in a speech in Cape Town in 1966, Robert F Kennedy invented the 'ancient Chinese curse', "May he live in interesting times" he...

06 Mar 2005

This article takes a look at blogging, which is becoming increasingly popular as a language learning tool.

Webquests - resources article
29 Nov 2004

As more students gain access to the Internet, there is growing pressure on teachers to help their students use this valuable resource as...

09 Sep 2003

This second article concentrates on classroom activities. The way the video is used and the materials prepared for use with the video...

04 Sep 2003

This first article will give an introduction to some of the issues surrounding video with young learners. It will discuss the benefits...

Motivation and e-learning - personal reflections - resources article
25 Jun 2003

E-learning sites range from static Web pages to interactive learning classrooms. This article concentrates on interactive learning...

Low-tech learners - resources article
06 Jun 2003

Many teachers who have tried to take an English class onto the internet have often come back with a similar problem - students who are...

Designing a WWW reading task - reading article
24 Apr 2003

The world wide web offers a myriad of opportunities for authentic English reading texts.

ICT, vocabulary and motivation - resources article
07 Mar 2003

These days, using information and computer technology (ICT) really motivates students. This article looks at practical examples that...

Using the internet 2 - resources article
20 Feb 2003

In this, and an earlier article, we look at the internet and how it can be used by teachers of English as a tool for their own...

Using the internet 1 - resources article
13 Feb 2003

In this, and a following article, we'll be looking at the internet and how it can be used by teachers of English as a tool for their own...