Category: Teaching, Training & Coaching in Words

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why I dropped English Books

A good teacher is a good learner… and a good teacher should always listen to his/her students… As I had been teaching English for some 20 years to people from all walks of life at all levels and it came to me one day that the feedback from the students –mine and my colleagues’- was …

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Graded Language: Use it! | Grading Language for ESL Students

Use Graded Language to help your students I’m sure we’ve all been there. We’re in a language class, and the teacher is talking, but we’re actually understanding nothing about what is going on around us. Kind of like the deer in headlights effect. All of our students have been there too. Should we care? Should …

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Studying How We Learn

Before going into teaching #English #teachers should study how we learn… especially since English course books are designed to suit a syllabus which most teachers never bother to check before they use them… a syllabus only imposed by publishers… and not students’ needs… making a great deal of their teaching and teaching efforts pointless… I …

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Learner training with young learners

Learner training is about developing students’ awareness of how they learn. It aims to develop students’ learning strategies with the intention of making learners more effective and independent. Author: Lynn Gallacher, British Council, Spain Learner training can be started with students as young as 5 years old! The article that follows contains learner training activities …

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