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Using Technology To Shape Language Teaching

Innovations in technology have lead to radical changes in the way we’re able to teach languages to students. Long gone are the limitations of relying solely on a textbook to accompany lesson plans as we incorporate multi-media platforms to support … Read More »

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Teaching English in England

Teaching English in England: Providing context in lessons and benefiting students English is the language of business and of the global economy. It is the most commonly used language among foreign language speakers and as a result, when speakers of different foreign … Read More »

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Why #ELTChat is great. A celebration of a community

If you’re not a company or someone with a personal brand (I shuddered there as well), then seeing a use for Twitter can be hard. News is a good one, but you still have to know who to follow and … Read More »

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How to be a good English teacher: Advice from a Japanese learner of English

Ryuichi Sakai is a Japanese learner of English, computer programmer, and editor of a free website which provides advice, from a learner’s perspective, about how to be a good English teacher in Japan. In this article, he summarizes some key … Read More »

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Kickstarting your own ELT publication

We previously interviewed Marcos Benevides, award-winning ELT author, about his thoughts on Extensive Reading, and his motivations for adapting the world-famous Choose Your Own Adventure series for learners of English as a foreign language. This time he’s back with a … Read More »

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Aphorisms of English Language Teaching

Aphorisms – general truths conveyed by short statements – can help us remember principles of best practice. Here are a few aphorisms especially relevant to English language educators. Don’t explain; demonstrate. In English language teaching, where the language of instruction … Read More »

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Top Ten iOS Apps for EFL Educators

There are now countless apps available for both teachers and learners in a vast range of fields. Here is my top ten list of apps for EFL educators. All of these apps are ones that I personally use and recommend, … Read More »

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