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Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27, 2017. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19, 2017. 74 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17, 2017. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

Tags: 5, top

Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10, 2017. 4 Replies

Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue

Tags: teaching, methodology, language, l1




October 2013 Blog Posts (10)

Getting your students TALKING - some strategies.

It isn't easy to get students speaking sometimes. But it is well worth it! It is truly the road towards a fluent, confident speaker of English.

I remember when first confronted with a "silent" class. They were really passive and not willing to speak. After lots of trial and error I finally came into class…


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How to Use Technology in the ESL Classroom

Teaching English as a second language doesn’t have to be difficult at all. With the invention of modern technological facilities, life has been made much easier for language instructors. In the short discussion, we will be looking at how to make use of technology in ESL classrooms.

Our aim as English as a second language instructor is to help our students enjoy learning English so as to become effective speakers.

There are a few ways you can teach ESL…


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Mid Month update Oct. 2013

Dear Members,

Just a quick mid month email about some recent resources posted or forthcoming events. If you missed our October newsletter, you can find it HERE. 

I'll also send a…


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50 Ways To Use EFL Classroom 2.0

EFL Classroom 2.0 has gone through so many changes over the last 7 years of its existence. But there have been some constants. Always updated. A deep quantity of resources. A personal touch. Inspiration. Unparalleled curation. Sharing.

Yet with such a wide and deep social network, the question constantly arises…


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Challenge your students!

I always like to catch the attention of my students and make lessons memorable. In fact, it is by packaging our lessons in this way that we enable a lot of long term memory activation and "real" learning to happen. (here's a nice read about this salient fact)



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Don't Believe the Hype

hype I read a lot about the "new paradigm" that is occurring in education. There is a lot for us teachers and particularly those in leadership positions to think about.

I really do hear some things repeated over and over again - that I just won't buy into. I don't believe the hype. These ideas seem so obvious and so clear that to me, they must be a lie. Reality is crooked and operates on her own…


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Searching EFL 2.0

One of my main jobs is helping members find things on this community. We have a deep library of content and it will take a member awhile to find their way around and know the lay of the land. 

Here are a few "search" tips and places you can immediately access to find what you want/need. 

1.  Use either the main page search bar at the top right of every page or…


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35th ELT Blog Carnival - Great Lessons

The 35th ELT Blog Carnival is now open and its time for you to get a ticket and take some rides!

Browse the submissions below ( click the pic to start - click the ticket to gain entry and read).  

The next edition will be hosted by Vicki Hollett and its about video lessons! Submit your entries by Oct. 31st …


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What makes a successful language student?

David Brooks is a guy I love to read. He thinks and sees deeper than the usual commentators out there. He's sensitive to those things we can't measure but which matter greatly - plus he's lucid in both his speaking and writing. 


In this video lecture about his latest book:…


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The Top 10 Reasons To Use Songs In The Classroom

Teachers by training or usually just instinct, know that music works in the classroom. For all ages, for all topics. I've even used a song to teach chemistry!  

This post is further to my well visited …


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