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Editorial Language matters Pre-teaching lexis reconsidered – Chris Ożóg Classroom matters The Write Ideas  - Matt Parks Accentuating the cultural aspects of L2 writing: a Saudi Arabian context - Sulaiman Jenkins, Donald Peter Lambe, & Dr. Motasim Badri Management matters DoS-ing All Over the World - Nick Kiley Young Learners Unlock VYL teaching – Alex Bishop Technology Is your institute social media savvy? ...

Introduction This article sets out to explore the merits of pre-teaching items of lexis in receptive skills lessons, a standard procedure for many teachers when working on receptive skills in class. It is a technique that most trainees will learn on pre-service teacher training courses such as CELTA and one which will thus naturally form part ...

If anyone has any trepidation when doing written freer practice in class with fears of slumped shoulders, audible groans and heads on desks then here are a few ways to spice up your classes and to get students to write.  These activities generally do the job when I want to activate certain language points and ...

For many EFL instructors in foreign contexts, teaching English writing will undoubtedly be a difficult task because writing, a very complex cognitive and linguistic skill, requires extensive time and practice to master. Students must first gain competency in English grammar, understand how to construct meaningful sentences and paragraphs, and then subsequently organize those into various ...

Oh here we are and here we are and here we go All aboard and we're hittin' the road Here we go DoSin' all over the world And I like it, I like it, I like it I li-li-li-like it, li-li-li-like it Here we go DoSin' all over the world (Rock dinosaurs / legends (delete according to taste) Status Quo demonstrating ...

A handy list of key ideas for people taking on very young learner classes (3-5 yrs old) for the first time. Praise: Infants need lots and lots and lots of praise and rewards – use stickers or stamps on hands, congratulations on work well done, high fives, star charts, written comments on worksheets or book, smiley ...

Sometime in 2009: “Emma, you’re young, you use computers, do you use this Facebook thing?” (My boss to me)  And that’s how it all started.  Fast forward to 2013 and I’ve been Online Services Manager at IH San Isidro for over 4 years.  I’ve spoken at the last two DoS Conferences about getting your institute ...

Listening is one of the hardest skills to master for the ESL/EFL learner (Chang, Tseng et al. 2011; Leveridge and Yang 2013). Learners in authentic situations struggle to decipher native-speaker speech in real time, as speed of verbal delivery, local accents, lack of contextual or visual cues (telephone English) and lack of vocabulary knowledge impede ...

“Right, we’ve got a bit of an emergency. I was supposed to do today’s session, but we’ve just had a phone call from one of the teachers who is off sick. There is no one to cover her lesson, so Alina is going to swap sessions with me and I’ll cover the class. The problem ...

How to encourage informed guesses about the meaning of new words in the language classroom Preliminaries A quick research on the internet will provide you with a number of ideas on what inference is. We make inferences about situations, events, people etc. without formalizing our thoughts. We do this every moment of the day.  When we make ...