Differentiating instruction advocates accommodating the different ways that students learn; advanced learners, struggling learners and a number of learners spanning the middle -all in the same classroom. It is a challenging task for the teacher.   Teachers who practice differentiation in the classroom may: Design lessons based on...

  Russell Stannard is a multi award-winning Educational Technologist and founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com. He is especially known for his pioneering work in using technology to enhance feedback and his experiments with the Flipped Classroom.  He was previously a Principal Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and the University of...

Michael Carrier is managing director of Highdale Consulting and consults for a number of educational organisations. He has worked in language education for 30 years as a teacher, trainer, author, and director in Germany, Italy, Poland, UK and USA, and lectured worldwide. Michael has an MA in Applied Linguistics and an MBA, and is engaged in both the...

English as a lingua franca(ELF) is the use of the English language ‘as a common means of communication for speakers of different first languages’. ELF is also ‘defined functionally by its use in intercultural communication rather than formally by its reference to native-speaker norms’ whereas English as a foreign language...

 

 

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