January 2017 archive

Jan 30

Conference Sustainable Multilingualism Conference 2017

conference Sustainable Multilingualism 2017, which will be hosted by Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania on 26-27 May 2017. Call for Contributions is still open – Deadline for abstract submission is 1 March 2017. More information: http://uki.vdu.lt/conferences/sustainable-multilingualism-2017 We would be grateful if you could share the invitation with your colleagues or maybe even with your …

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Jan 30

Ringing the Changes of Teaching English – Old teaching habits die hard

There is a lot of support material out there –from the best to the worst- to #teach #English as a #Foreign #Language… and if one approach is good it doesn’t mean it’s the only one… or that others won’t yield good results… 35 years of teaching English I various institution and countries have shown me …

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Jan 21

Teach students what they need 2

I have just read the questions one of my friends had to answer for her university exams… Now I don’t know whether those examiners had just escaped some mental asylum or loony bin… but the questions are ‘weird’ -as she put it- to say the least… Are those guys on dope ? What would they …

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Jan 19

Desperate Teachers PodCast

In the Desperate Teachers podcast we look at how teachers can improve and further their teaching… while making teaching more successful for teachers and students… This podcast is for English teachers and teachers at large everywhere… whatever you may be teaching… or contemplating to teach… Desperate Teachers is helping teachers teach… because teachers have questions …

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Jan 19

Stories for English PodCast

Stories For English is a collection selected with a pedagogical interest in mind… to give new readers in English literature to read in a both interesting and progressive way… Most learners of English never make it to reading books… or even stories… They either use or don’t use their command of English to some extent …

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Jan 17

Getting more #English out of my books

My books are both for business and pleasure… in different styles and for different purposes… all with English in mind… for English Teachers & Students *Literature books for the budding English readers… short stories in two levels Stories For English (also an audiobook read by Tory L. WILSON) Stories For English (Student’s Edition) (also an …

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Jan 17

Getting more #English out of my books

My books are both for business and pleasure… in different styles and for different purposes… all with English in mind… for English Teachers & Students *Literature books for the budding English readers… short stories in two levels Stories For English (also an audiobook read by Tory L. WILSON) Stories For English (Student’s Edition) (also an …

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Jan 14

50 British phrases that Americans just don’t understand

50 British phrases that Americans just don’t understand by Stacy Ullenes – January 6, 2017 Photo: Harry Metcalfe 1. “How’s your father,” “Rumpy pumpy,” “Good rogering” Meaning: To have sex, sexual relations, get “your groove on.” 2. “Going to play some footy” Meaning: Going to play soccer. 3. “I’ll give you a bunch of fives” …

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Jan 12

Big Publisher / Small Publisher

While big publishers may do a great job sometimes… a lot of their products are begging for new ideas and material… and revision… The big publishers who have secured their quasi monopoly status in the business… tend to lose it after some time… and end up a far cry from what is needed… Some great …

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Jan 06

Disney’s Magic English English teaching video support

Disney’s Magic English was originally a collection of videos basing the support of learning and teaching English on Disney film extracts and songs in a very efficient –while clever- and entertaining way… in very short lessons… The lessons carried the learners through all the general bases of English language and communication… that pleased toddlers and …

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