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As language teachers, one reasonably safe assumption we can make is that the learners will only have an explicit focus on language in their classes. Therefore as teachers, we must ensure our students get plenty of opportunities to revise during lessons. The following article illustrates some techniques I’ve been using to recycle vocabulary in the ...

Why use games in the classroom? Games work and I think that most teachers use games and fun activities in their lessons. This post will firstly examine why they work, and encourage their wider use, and secondly provide two games that you can download and print to use with your students that demonstrate some of the ...

During my CELTA, I was told I should never revert to the learners L1 nor let the learners speak it. I think my tutors said this because they viewed the English Language Classroom as a place where all opportunities of speaking English should be maximised. Of course, making the most of opportunities to practise English ...

Once upon a time there was a teen class who hated writing; a teacher, Chris, and a page from English File Upper Intermediate.  What followed was a tale of overcoming adversity, trial and error, competition and ultimately, inspiration.  And so the IH Belgrano 50 Word Story writing competition was born. (50 words) What are 50 Word ...

In the times of the Ancient Greece and Rome, the purpose of memory techniques was to compensate for the scarcity of recording media, or even their complete absence - in which case memory techniques were supplemented with repetition techniques for permanent memorizing. That seems to be an ingredient we are missing today. The question is ...

You’ve been teaching for a while. You’ve done the Delta or the Trinity Diploma. You want to move out of being in the classroom full-time but don’t fancy spending the rest of your life as a teacher trainer or writing materials. You’ve got a lot to offer, and you could definitely do a better job ...

Monday, 7:15am. Outside, the sun is shining beautifully. ‘Should be a nice day’, the thought just crosses my mind, when the deafening, shrill sound of fire alarm interrupts my morning routine. I run out of my room, down the stairs and to the fire panel, thankful I had at least managed to put on some ...

En tant qu’enseignante basée au Royaume-Uni mais éduquée en France, le dilemme persiste quant aux concepts de « détention du savoir » (ownership of knowledge) et « facilitation de la transmission du savoir » (facilitation of knowledge). Veuillez pardonner l’imperfection de la traduction : elle est le lot de tout enseignant de FLE formé en pays anglo-saxon cherchant à transposer ...

Drill scheint im DAF-Unterricht verpönt zu sein. Für viele trägt das Wort allein schon viele negative Assoziationen, entweder tatsächlich mit der Vorstellung wir drillen unsere LernerInnen wie Soldaten, oder aber mit eigenen Erfahrungen aus dem Fremdsprachenunterricht in der Schule. Der Begriff wird oft auch noch in Zusammenhang mit der „Schwarzen Pädagogik“  gesehen, ein Begriff der ...

1. Introduction and Contextual Background According to the Doha News on 2 October, 2014, Qatar’s population had reached 2,187,326. This increase is sustained by an annual growth rate of 7.48%. As development continues at a rapid pace in preparation for the 2022 World Cup and 2030 National Vision, client requests for English language training are ...