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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


May 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Video Lessons

I recently attended a wonderful presentation by Jamie Keddie outlining his idea of "Video Telling".  It was very interesting to hear his description (and demonstration) of  how the teacher tells stories in a way that compliments the narrative of the video itself and engages students with strong, level…


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Do you like playing games while learning English? Of course, you do! What about playing Taboo? Great!

I created these game cards to use in my lessons, then most of my students asked me if I could share these with them.

I decided to share them with anyone who learns and teaches English,and of course who loves playing games.

I call them ‘Game Cards’ as they can…


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June 01 Blog Carnival:

July 01, Lizzie Pinard will be hosting the 41st edition of the ELT Blog Carnival on her blog,  Reflections of an English Language Teacher.

It will be about "Helping Learners Become More Autonomous".  A great topic!    Share and…


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EFL 2.0 Gems - 24/7 chat partner

One of the nice things about a computer is that it never tires (also frustrating, always there tempting us .... ).

No greater example than our teacher bot on EFL Classroom 2.0. She's pretty, smart and also wants to talk about Brazil and the World Cup these days. She's a wonder and I'm glad I took the initiative to develop her for language learners all around the world.

Hours of fun. Post up your own…


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Live The Life - Vocab. Videos

These  videos about Los Angeles, Sydney, London, Barcelona, Paris and Vancouver are great for learning basic vocabulary. Use in conjunction with the flashcard sets we've created (students can also use the sets and play/learn/study/quiz the vocabulary there).

Videos can be…


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Lessons in a Can - Updated!

Lessons in a Can - the directory, ebook and catalog of 100s of lessons, all with resources, is now available to everyone. 

The lessons are fully described and with suggested level and language objectives. All contain multiple downloads both for the lesson itself and extending the lesson should teachers wish to do so. A one stop, lesson resource. 

I've worked hard and please find it in a handy pdf…


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What is your teaching metaphor?

Metaphors are powerful things for teachers.  They are the very building blocks of thought and allow us to see what isn't there, to connect on a higher level to hidden realities.   Cynthia Ozick in her timeless essay, "Metaphor and Memory"  talks of metaphor as

"inhabiting language…

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