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Taboo language

In language learning, taboo language or subjects are areas that are regarded as prohibited by the culture of the learners or the teacher, therefore inappropriate for the classroom.

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Tag questions

Tag questions are short questions which speakers use at the end of a statement.

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Task-based syllabus

A task-based syllabus is based on task-based learning, an approach where learners carry out tasks such as solving a problem or planning an activity.

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TBL - Task-based Learning

Task-based learning is an approach to language learning where learners are given interactive tasks to complete.

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Teacher centred

A teacher-centred approach is one where activity in the class is centred on the teacher.

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Teacher diary

A teacher diary is a diary where a teacher records what happens in their classes and their thoughts about it.

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Teacher role

Teacher role refers to the different functions a teacher can have in a class.

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Teacher talking time

Teacher talking time (TTT) is the time that teachers spend talking in class, rather than learners.

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