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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka on Thursday. 74 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10, 2018. 79 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling


January 2013 Blog Posts (15)

Jesse James (reading flash quiz)

This is a short reading project about Jesse James who was a famous outlaw. At first, you will read and learn something about his life, then you will have a quiz.

It has a cool and…


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Test Student Knowledge Of Language

I think it very instructive (and fun) to test students' knowledge of language in a broad sense.  I mean,  can they understand which language is being spoken when they hear one?  Do they recognize accents and where they originate from? 

I have created two games which do this sort of thing. 


1.Name The Languages

Simply listen and then decide which language is being spoken. All…


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Strange But True Stories of Language Learning - Part 2

After writing about some strange stories I'd come across over the years regarding language learning, I remembered a few more .....  


So in the interest of a comprehensive list, here are these additional stories - Strange but supposedly…


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Strange But True Stories of Language Learning

Over the years, I've kept my eyes and ears open for great "thought experiments" for language. Real examples and events that are so extreme, they really force you to think differently about ones preconceived notions about language learning (and by default teaching it).

Here are the top…


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#1 Second Language Music Band

Number One ** Not your ordinary, endless list - just what's number 1.



I spent part of the day with my…


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What A Deal!

I just had to post this - apologizes in advance. 

Was surfing the net and revisited Pearson's "Community". A later comer to the social networking business, Pearson busted their way in and offered a lot "free".  So far so good.  But then, they got to their real end game which is now this - for access to their resources. (see a prior post with some other outrageous pricing from…


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Who am I in education??


I am an Irish woman living on a beautiful Greek island with my Greek husband and four children, including twins, aged…

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We want to chat with you.

I've been working hard to help build EnglishCentral into a service full of amazing tools and potential for English language teachers. Using my own years in education and technology to good ends. 

Wed. Jan. 16th at 8pm EST…


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Who What Where?

I just made a quick game that I'd like to share - Who / What / Where.   Similar to the Guess Who or Guess What games but this time made with  the Google Montage maker.

Students individually or in teams guess 1. Who / What / Where  and also name the person / place / thing. 

Give points for each correct if playing…


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My best blog posts: 2012

My blog is my Ph.D.. It really is and it allows me to explore, think, research, investigate, ponder, decry everything concerning my profession and education in general. Over the years I have typed and tallied thousands of comprehensive posts. 

2012 has come and gone, lots of blog posts have come and gone.  However, there are a number of them that need mentioning…


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A Smart Dog; a cartoon story

A smart dog is a cartoon story which was prepared  as a warm up activity by Ridvan B. Saglam. You can download JPEG file here. Also you can download flash story from the link below. It can be used as a warm-up activity for…


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The Latest LinkedIn Discussions

We have an extremely active and educated/diverse community discussing ELT related issues on LinkedIn.    Here is a round up of the latest and past popular discussions. Come join in on the talkand share your expertise. …


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Student Created Content

It is now almost 2 years since I published my textbook - Teach | Learn.  I'm really proud of the thousands of teachers who've used it in whole or in part. It really more than anything is great to have something out there that represents the sum of my knowledge as a professional. 

You may…


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50 Professional Development Ideas for Teachers

50  Professional Development Ideas For The New Year


There is never a better time than “NOW” to start working on one’s own professional development as a teacher.  However, often unless by chance you find yourself in the perfect school with perfect colleagues – it is hard to get started and…


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Happy New Year

I wish all eflclassroom members a very Happy 2013.

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