First things first: do you know what haggle means? If so, skip over the dictionary entry. If not, here’s what it means: (taken from the Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary) Haggling is obviously culture-specific, so this post might make more or less sense to you depending on where you’re from. But if you teach students [...]
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Even though it’s terribly difficult to devise practice and production (i.e., output) activities that somehow naturally “trap” a certain structure, creating language presentation tasks (whether you want to call them noticing, consciousness raising or whatever) that illustrate a certain language area is, thank God, less of a daunting task.
What do modern EFL/ESL textbooks look like? Over the past five months, for a number of different reasons, I’ve been analyzing dozens of EFL / ESL textbooks (I’m using the terms interchangeably) put out by the mainstream publishing houses. For better and for worse, all these EFL / ESL textbooks have more similarities than differences, [...]
People are different and learn in different ways, of course, perhaps regardless of whatever unique language-specific mechanisms we might believe are at play in the process. It’s only natural, then, that the teacher should strive to meet her students’ learning styles in the best possible way. Or is it?