Monthly Archives: December 2011

Lesson Plan for new TEFL teachers – 4 Presents for the English relatives

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Feedback sessions in teacher training

Talk between trainees and their trainer in feedback sessions is based on the view that the trainee teachers can be helped to teach more effectively through the input and perceptions of the teacher trainer; and sometimes more than this, through … Continue reading

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English UK conference report (Part 2)

A second report on English UK teachers conference. Continue reading

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English UK conference report 12.11.11 (Part 1)

A report from the rencent conference outlining Maurice Claypole and Jonathan Seath’s talks Continue reading

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Writing: a neglected skill in ELT?

Take the first EFL coursebook you can reach. Pick up a random unit. Find the writing task of the unit. Now, where is it placed within the unit? If this was a bet I would surely go for the last page. I … Continue reading

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Why Received Pronunciation for Business English recordings?

Received Pronunciation actors for Business English recordings is surely not helping students, is it? Continue reading

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Question-making practice through sales role-play

Hi again! This is a bit of a lesson idea I’ve been using with folks of all kinds. 1. Teacher says: Think about 3 objects. Briefly describe their qualities. Choose one feature that is unique of each object. Choose one … Continue reading

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