Category: Teaching, Training & Coaching in Words

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Aug 09

Five habits of effective English language learners By Martin Sketchley

‘The English language is truly global and the opportunities to read or listen to it are endless’. ‘The English language is truly global and the opportunities to read or listen to it are endless’. Photo © Vox Efx, licensed under CC-BY-2.0 and adapted from the original. What habits should English language learners adopt to help …

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Aug 09

9 Ways to Check Understanding in TEFL

When should we check understanding? We should check that learners understand: when we are introducing or revising new language (grammar or lexical items and functional expressions) when, during an activity, we realise that our learners haven’t understood something. This could be, for example, a word in a reading text when we are giving instructions for …

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Aug 08

The Art of English – Lesson Planning

Preparing A Lesson is best done when the teacher has already tested the students’ levels and audited their needs before setting objectives and preparing English lessons to reach those objectives… Testing the students’ level will help you take the course on the right foot… rather than relying on impressions or resting the course on the …

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Aug 03

Language and Expression

When I was nine my little sister was really learning to speak and walk and I undertook to do my impossible to get her to speak and walk… or at least die trying… from the day she was born I had spent as much time as I could with her… caring for her almost more …

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Aug 03

English lyrics and English learning

Nothing, in no other language, is more pedagogical than a lot of popular English lyrics… especially British pop lyrics… British English hosts a wealth of key phrases and expressions that repeatedly turn up in everyday and business conversations… If the Beatles seem to be the most obvious choice in the matter, Elton John followed suit …

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Aug 02

Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills

Research and Applications Editors: Care, Esther, Griffin, Patrick, Wilson, Mark (Eds.) This book provides a detailed description of research and application outcomes from the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills project, which explored a framework for understanding the nature of these skills. The major element of this new volume is the presentation of research …

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Aug 02

The Handbook of Conversation Analysis

Jack Sidnell (Editor), Tanya Stivers (Editor) Presenting a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in the field, The Handbook of Conversation Analysis brings together contributions by leading international experts to provide an invaluable information resource and reference for scholars of social interaction across the areas of conversation analysis, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology, interpersonal …

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Aug 02

The Handbook of Language Socialization

Alessandro Duranti (Editor), Elinor Ochs (Editor), Bambi B. Schieffelin (Editor) Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field. Spans the fields of anthropology, education, applied linguistics, and human development Includes the latest …

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Aug 02

Challenges of Second and Foreign Language Education in a Globalized World

Editors: Pawlak, Mirosław, Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Anna (Eds.) This edited collection brings together papers by eminent scholars who attempt to demonstrate how challenges can most successfully be ameliorated with an eye to enhancing the effectiveness of the processes of language teaching and learning. In Part One, emphasis is placed on challenges that second language education has to …

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Aug 02

The Role of Self-Esteem in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching by Habrat, Agnieszka

This book demonstrates how foreign language self-esteem (FLSE) affects foreign language (L2) learning and teaching, and how it fluctuates with growing proficiency. Further, it explains the interaction between FLSE and a range of factors of recognized importance in second language acquisition (SLA). The theoretical part of the book presents the main pillars of self-esteem as …

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