Two way tasks are the staple activity of the communicative approach. Also known as an "information gap" activity, they force students to communicate with each other in order to retrieve information to complete a…Continue
I threw this together pretty quickly (will remake better when I get time) but was reminded about it when thinking about how important "all in" is when learning. How important it is to shut off our conscious mind and let things in.
When learning, we learn more if we don't try, don't have our conscious mindkeeper on. (see this article). Same goes for teaching, we are better teachers when we…Continue
I've always been one to caution teachers about bringing up / raising / planning for controversial issues in the language classroom. In most classrooms it just isn't our job or also worth the risk. We aren't trained counselors and we will never know when the opinions/ideas of these topics will cause harm to students. And a…Continue
1. Host An ELT Blog Carnival. A call for all bloggers out there to host a blog carnival this year! Read how and find out about the next one scheduled …Continue
The ELT Blog Carnival has been going strong for over 7 years! Hosts get invaluable attention to their own blog and make an incredible contribution to helping foster / nurture a wider professional development community. See examples of past ELT Blog Carnivals at the carnival website - http://eltblogcarnival.com
We are now in need of hosts for future ELT Blog Carnivals. It is…Continue
50 Ways To Use
EnglishCentral offers teachers and students so many opportunities to teach and learn. We aren’t your standard ed tech “one trick pony” but built by teachers for teachers.
Here are 50 ways to use EnglishCentral. Dive in and try a few when…Continue