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Published on: 12-04-2017

Preparing learners for exams: the problem with listening

Fear of listening Listening appears to be the most feared component of language exams: learners invariably complain that “the listening was difficult,” teachers seem to worry about the listening subtest more...

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Published on: 04-04-2017

Outsmart any multiple-choice test

Ideally, multiple-choice exams would be random, without patterns of right or wrong answers. However, all tests are written by humans, and human nature makes it impossible for any test to...

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Published on: 05-06-2013

Presentation Skills? Seriously? (Part Seven)

An integral part of preparing and carrying out a presentation has to do with the selection of the appropriate software. Most of us would tend to use what is readily...

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Published on: 04-08-2017

Coursebooks: Jack of all trades, master of none

Tool 1: A good teacher cannot be fixed in a routine…During teaching, each moment requires a sensitive mind that is constantly changing and constantly adapting… (Bruce Lee, kung fu practitioner...

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Published on: 21-12-2012

Using Advertisements in Class 1 ‘Why rediscover America?’

Duchamp's Idea: The great 20th Century artist Marcel Duchamp came up with an extraordinary notion. He thought that in the past artists had to create something from scratch; yet the industrial...

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Published on: 07-07-2015

Designing a course for adult learners: An analysis of the process and some tips

In my previous article I looked at the basic concepts in designing a course for adults. This article analyses the steps followed during this process and offers suggestions for each...

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Published on: 10-06-2013

Presentation Skills? Seriously? (Part Eight)

"This One's for the Children" Telling a story has been used almost since the beginning of time as a means for sharing and interpreting experiences, as a means of instruction, as...

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Published on: 18-09-2013

Motivating Adult Learners

The expansion of life-long learning along with ever-shifting workplace demands has brought into our schools and classrooms a growing number of adult learners.  Their learning needs, learner identity and learner characteristics...

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Published on: 27-03-2017

Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won’t get students excited about learning and willing to work hard if they’re not motivated. Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a...

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Published on: 04-04-2017

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

In classrooms, smartphones are slowly shifting out of the toy-and-liability-to-attention category, and into the tool-and-engaging-students category. It’s part of the movement to “meet students where they are” that’s being embraced...

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Published on: 10-06-2013

Scaffolding your Writing Class

Composition writing has always been a very demanding task for both students and teachers. Our professional experience comes to agree with what has already been reported that poor writers and...

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Published on: 06-07-2016

Integrating Multilingual and Multicultural Awareness in the EFL Classroom

The teacher’s role in the EFL or ESL classroom has seen a great many changes over the past century as different theories and methods - often contradictory- have evolved. Traditional...

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September 2017

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Students from EU face English language tests

  Students from the EU face English language tests for the first time as part of the government’s plans for a post-Brexit immigration regime. The crackdown is intended to prevent the student...

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Why should you choose a course book carefully

The process of choosing the right course book is a serious task. More often than not the course book has been pre-selected by the Academic Director and we just have...

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The significance of the ELT coursebook

The teaching-learning experience is mainly comprised of three essential entities: the students, the teacher, and the instructional materials. One of the most commonly recognized and used forms of instructional materials...

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Designing a course for adult learners: An analysis of the process and some practical tips

In my previous article I looked at the basic concepts in designing a course for adults. This article analyses the steps followed during this process and offers suggestions for each...

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How to help your students develop Reading & Listening skills

The following article refers to the theory, and the practice needed, for developing the Reading and Listening skills effectively. However, before getting into details concerning the two skills it would...

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Why games are elemental in a language classroom

Traditional teachers hold a common perception that all learning should be serious and solemn in nature and that if one is having fun and there is hilarity and laughter, it...

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Outsmart any multiple-choice test

Ideally, multiple-choice exams would be random, without patterns of right or wrong answers. However, all tests are written by humans, and human nature makes it impossible for any test to...

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Using Comedy to Develop Listening Skills

Motivation – The Acid Test: There is one thing the Brits are experts at – and that is not cooking. It is a pity though that Comedy Clubs are not...

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Whiteboards Improve Teaching

Getting Attention 1. Grab student attention with interactive whiteboard technology. Students come to a classroom having spent most of their out-of-school time surrounded by the wonders of technology.   In order to compete...

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How Teachers’ Dress Affects Students

The age-old adage of not judging a book by its cover is hopeful in its intent; in reality, however, “covers” create first impressions, and first impressions count. How a person...

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