In an EFL classroom, the teacher’s own English is perhaps the single most important source of input, and yet, often the least explored – especially as far as advanced students are concerned. If this idea makes any sense to you, read on.
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Some of the funniest roleplays I’ve ever done in class were based on situations revolving around giving and receiving tacky / useless gifts. I can still recall a group of intermediate students I once had roaring with laughter as they took turns giving each other such things as plastic flowers, wigs, Elton John-inspired sun glasses [...]
Of all the ELT buzzwords I’ve heard, thought about and used over the past decade, noticing has got to be by far the most frequent. Fortunately, noticing is nowhere near as broad and ambivalent as communicative, for example, which makes it much easier to pin down conceptually. So, what is noticing, anyway, and how does [...]
In an EFL / ESL context, what if teaching vocabulary is actually not the same as teaching new words? Here are 5 tips to help you. Up until fairly recently, I didn’t pay too much attention to how I taught vocabulary. My main concern was to help students understand and produce grammatical structures as accurately [...]