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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


August 2013 Blog Posts (15)

Online Tools: How to decide?

There are so many online tools nowadays.  Apps, tools, generators, makers, storage etc ... etc.... A list, a full list, would be so extensive. 

So what's a teacher to do? How to decide? Especially if you are a newer teacher, it isn't easy. 

Here's some advice. 

1.  Don't just…


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Back To School With EnglishCentral

It's that time of year and teachers all over the world are getting ready to start a new school year or semester.

It's easy to get up and started on EnglishCentral - your students will be highly motivated by learning with engaging video lessons and courses. Follow these simple steps to start teaching with EnglishCentral right now.

Make sure to also view our…


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Video about a Maasai boy

Just saw this new video called '4 years bucket list'. Very cute with lots of simple sentences and actions. Also has subtitles.

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Back To School

Dear EFL 2.0 Members,

It's time to get back teaching (though I'm sure many of you are already back!).  Also, always time to remember how big a difference we make however "invisible" teaching and learning is.  Here's a nice video story with an important message for us. Get the powerpoint to edit and…


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Recent LinkedIn Discussions - Summer 2013

Here are some recent conversations of note with many comments and insights. Check them out!  Lots of intelligent, insightful thoughts from educators around the world. 

(not a member of the group? Please join, just takes a second.)



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50 Things To Do The First Week Of School

Every journey begins with a simple thought.”

                                                      – anonymous


A new school year or semester on the horizon can be overwhelming. So much to do, so little  time!  However, don't fret.  Most can be done…


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I made a previous blog post / poem along these lines.  

Let's imagine ....  See the text and video version below. 

Download The Poem As A PDF



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Teaching Young Learners

It's not easy and I value so much, all the selfless toil primary school and young learner teachers do - day in and day out. 

I recently updated and posted my presentation about teaching young learners and things we should pay attention to. Also there, get a link to a whole list of further recommended readings/viewings/resources for your own professional…


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7 Years Of Blogging (no slogging)

Officially now 7 years since I first opened a browser and textbox and started typing up a post to share in one place, my thoughts about language teaching and learning. Wow - time flies!  

Prior to that I participated in several forums for a number of years - garnering a reputation for long, rambling posts. I still believe in this "conversational format" more so than…


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A Short History Of The Language Lab

I made this to outline all the changes that have happened to the language lab, the last number of decades. A nice compliment to this presentation - A History Of Ed Tech…


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To My Readers

I've been busy making updates to my book of selected writings. Stay tuned. 

It took a long time to edit but I wanted to do this because so much great content has gotten lost amid all the short posts, information tidbits, #1 posts etc.... It deserves the light of day, I think. But I'll let you be the final arbiter of that.

So for my deeply appreciated…


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Top 10 Writing Tips

Came upon this presentation I shared with teachers a number of years ago when teaching creative writing.  

Based on my own experience as an author and teacher.  



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The 34th Blog Carnival: Pronunciation

Sept 1st, Carissa Peck will host the 34th ELT Blog Carnival.  

Share any post or lesson that focuses on Pronunciation. A challenging topic for all teachers and I know this will be so helpful for teachers! 

 Post any and all entries and get info.  HERE  Also you…


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Two graded readers for beginners

It is really difficult to write graded readers for elementary students. However, I have managed to produce two readers for this level.

Alina in Hospital - a nice story with a happy ending at

The Storm - a detective story about a young boy who saves the whole…


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Textbook Snake Oil

I came across this teacher training video as part of my "morning browse".

Browsing and surprising myself is something I do almost every day to rid myself of the tyranny of the web, a semantic 3.0 web that imprisons us by allowing us to see only what we might like or have an interest in.

To avoid this "tunnel vision", I browse. I will google something that comes…


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