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Monitoring speaking

However, in my experience this tends to take place either when students are speaking in open class – when all other students can hear them and they …

Teaching

Evaluating speaking

For example, speakers need to pronounce individual sounds clearly, understand the functions of language, and follow the conventions of turn-taking. …

Language

Evaluating speaking - Part 2

We start by considering which elements of speech can be evaluated, and which cannot - or should not. We then think about what form evaluation can …

Evaluating speaking - the IELTS speaking test

The previous two parts looked at effective communication and whether different elements needed to be able to do so can be evaluated formally, and …

Checking answers

However, in the student-centred classroom this important stage in the learning process could be better exploited so as to be more engaging, …

8 Ways You Can Teach Less and Facilitate More

by Claudia Pesce 15,573 views<p>We are called “teachers”, but have you ever asked yourself if your job is to “teach”?<p>Would you rather “teach” your ESL …

Teaching

"Coursebooks are..." | World of Better Learning

Experiences<p>"Coursebooks are…"<p>Lewis Lansford<p>Share on Facebook<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on Twitter<p>Comment<p>There’s a perennial debate in the ELT profession …

P is for Personalization

Childhood tragedy?<p>In his novel, <i>The Folding Star</i>, Alan Hollinghurst (1994) recounts how the protagonist, a young Englishman recently arrived in a …

C is for Coursebook (by Lindsay Clandfield)

Shelf-life<p>After six months’ blogging (28 posts, 870 comments) I thought it might be timely to hand over the reins to someone else for a change. And …

Summary of #ELT Chat Discussion on “How to avoid death by course book: suggestions and advice for teachers stuck in a very regimented teaching situation.”

Course books. Manna from Heaven or spawn of the Devil? Well, during the #eltchat discussion at 12.00pm on Wednesday 11 June 2011, we managed to …

ESL Tips: The importance of giving feedback

Categories: LanguageLearningBody: Traditionally, tests and examinations evaluate how students perform in terms of learning outcome. However in a</b> …

Language Learning

Concept Checking Revisited

This is the first (hopefully) in a series of posts going Back to Basics, re-examining techniques and ideas introduced on teacher training …

Making a difficult young learner group better

We have all seen teachers who can walk into the classroom and their pupils immediately pay attention and fall silent. However, I would say that this …

How To Create Your Own Role-Plays: 4 Quick Tips On Inventing Infinitely Flexible Dynamic Discussion Environments Your Students Will Love

by Graham Dixon 27,560 views<p>The most rewarding part of language learning, for many students, comes at that moment of spontaneous, unrehearsed …

10 Ways To Use Songs In The EFL Classroom

<b>Gap Fill</b><p>The most obvious one but not without its merits. Most people simply delete random words and then let the students fill them in. This can help …

Feedback on Written Work

In a standard course the learners receive feedback on their performance in a variety of ways, ranging from oral feedback on a whole class-level, …

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Authentic materials in the classroom: the disadvantages | World of Better Learning

Pedagogy<p>Authentic materials in the classroom: the disadvantages<p>Lewis Lansford<p>Share on Facebook<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on Twitter<p>Comment<p><i>In the second</i> …

A framework for planning a listening skills lesson

In this article I intend to outline a framework that can be used to design a listening lesson that will develop your students' listening skills and …

Taking It To The Next Level: How Your Students Can Build A More Complex Vocabulary Without Learning New Words

by Susan Verner 11,768 views<p>One plus one equals one?<p>Though your math teacher may cringe, that’s exactly what you get with compound words. It’s not …

Brown Bag The Final Word! 5 Super Inspiring Story Generating Ideas You’ve Never Tried Before

by Susan Verner 6,222 views<p>Do you have teacher’s block when it comes to inspiring your students to write?<p>After all, you can only write (and read) so …

Creative Writing

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn

A good example is a long term research project. There are several common stages in longer projects and researchers have studied how students feel, …

Five top tips for teaching vocabulary, grammar, and listening skills | World of Better Learning

Skills<p>Five top tips for teaching vocabulary, grammar, and listening skills<p>Alastair Horne<p>Share on Facebook<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on …

Get ready for the 2015 Cambridge English: First exam - Oxford University Press

<i>Sage Stevens, Assessment Support Manager in the Assessment Materials division of ELT at OUP, looks at the main changes to the 2015 specifications of</i> …

TBL and PBL: Two learner-centred approaches

It is also usually the best way of covering all the lexical areas and grammar points in the course book or syllabus. All good and well. The problem …

#EFLproblems – EAP and low-level students: will it work? - Oxford University Press

<i>We’re helping to solve your EFL teaching problems by answering your questions every two weeks. This week, Stacey Hughes responds to Raef Sobh Azab’s</i> …

Product and process writing: A comparison

The best practice in any situation will depend on the type of student, the text type being studied, the school system and many other factors. Thus, …

Pedagogy