Jan 11

Getting Learners To Love Their Learning According To The Self-Determination Theory by Juliette Denny

Why waste time fighting your learners, and trying to get them engaged with a dull training experience? Wouldn’t it be easier to give them something exciting, that makes them feel like they can achieve their goals? Keep reading to find out what you need… Getting Learners To Love Their Learning According To The Self-Determination Theory …

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Jan 11

How Creative Teaching Improves Students’ Executive Function Skills By Iman Rasti

Synopsis Teaching creatively, no matter the age group, grade level, or subject matter, not only improves the students’ creativity skills but also enhances their executive function networks. … To be ready for college, the workforce, and a life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and analyze an overwhelming …

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Jan 11

Overseas students ‘add £20bn’ to UK economy By Sean Coughlan

London has the biggest share of overseas students, but the biggest economic impact is in Sheffield International students are worth £20bn to the UK economy, says a report from the Higher Education Policy Institute. The analysis says on top of tuition fees, their spending has become a major factor in supporting local economies. London alone …

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Jan 11

What type of teacher are you? By Sarah Marsh

A report has identified four kinds of teacher – idealists, practitioners, rationalists and moderates. Where do you fit? It takes all sorts to make a teaching profession, but a recent report suggests there’s four varieties of teacher. Why did you become a teacher? Was it to a) improve society, b) help students, c) have a …

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Jan 11

How To Combine Intrinsic And Extrinsic Motivation In Online Learning By Juliette Denny

Everyone knows learner engagement is important, but there’s more to motivation than meets the eye. Find out why it’s important to link intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in online learning. How To Combine Intrinsic And Extrinsic Motivation In Online Learning Intrinsic And Extrinsic Motivation In Online Learning: What Are The Differences? Learning and Development professionals usually …

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Jan 10

The importance of context for English teaching: experience, situation and surrounding language by Tom Garside

Whenever we use language, whether we are speaking, listening, reading or writing, we do it in some kind of context. The situation we are in, the tone we want to express and the ways that others respond to us all affect the nature of the language choices that we make. Language without context lacks important …

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Jan 08

Communicative Language Teaching (The Communicative Approach) BY Mohamed RHALMI

As the language theories underlying the Audiolingual method and the Sitiuational Language Teaching method were questioned by prominent linguists like Chomsky (1957) during the 1960s, a new trend of language teaching paved its way into classrooms. Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), which is an approach to the teaching of second and foreign languages, emphasizes interaction as …

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Jan 08

English at your students’ fingertips by Paul Braddock.

What advice do you give your students when they ask how they can improve their English? One thing that teachers often advise is that students need to immerse themselves in the language: listen to lots of English, frequently revise vocabulary, study the language and understand how the grammar affects meaning. There is a lot the …

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Jan 07

Earn Money from Home… Teaching English with VIPKID

VIPKID is an online English education platform allowing children (4-12) in China to take classes from North American teachers, all from the comfort of their homes. There are a lot of sacrifices involved in staying home to teach your kids. Earning money doesn’t have to be one of them. There are many great ways to …

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Jan 07

Confirming Your English Identity by Lisa HAGAN

Lisa Hagan takes the mystery out of biometric testing for international English language test takers Recent television and radio coverage of situations in which international students without a basic grasp of English have been accepted by U.S. and other universities has highlighted the problem of fraud in international testing. Little systematic data exists on its …

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