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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

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 17, 2018. 73 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

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

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Authentic Vs Educational

This morning, I'd like to share a few things highlighting authentic materials and their use in the EFL Classroom.  

1.  Just share some links to my older posts with great suggestions for using authentic materials

2. Discuss the implications surrounding the decisions to "go authentic" or not.  Suggest that there is now a much greater "grey" area between these two types of…

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April Mid-Month Updates

Hi Everyone!

I hope all goes well with your teaching, management, curriculum creating or whatever you are doing in English language teaching.   Below are a few of the new resources on EFL Classroom! 

I do hope you'll also check out our new "store". Lots of free stuff and…

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ELT Professionals LinkedIN Archived Discussions

Our group on LinkedIN -ELT Professionals was once very busy with hundreds of comments, discussions ongoing each day and week. However, LinkedIN (the bastards) changed the whole nature of groups and this is no longer…

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Using Silent Video In The Classroom

Recently, we've added many, many video based lessons to our community resources. 

Many of them are "silent" containing no words or spoken dialog.  But don't fear, they are excellent to use…

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My Best "Teaching Advice" posts

I'd like to share for the start of a new school year or semester - My best "Teaching Advice" blog posts. Meaning, posts giving teachers some advice about classroom or other practices.

This complements my …

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Happy Holidays and some gifts from EFL 2.0

Wishing all members and hard working teachers, the best of holidays this year.  See you in 2019! 

In the…

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Swiftian Common Sense - Fire all English Teachers!

The following really is "common sense" but it might shock you. So be forewarned. What follows might tug at your very nature and deep ingrained notions of who you are and what you do / teach.



I propose that the best way to get students to learn English is to fire all teachers.



Yeah, you heard me right - fire all English (as a language) teachers. Or, in order to make the transition easier, phase in the layoffs and shift those with…

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Letters To Santa

This is a great activity for Christmas!  Why  not have your students write a letter to Santa! 

Here's a nice template.

Two options.

They…

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My Favorite Xmas Lesson

This is my favorite Christmas lesson. I've taught this lesson it seems, a zillion times. Works with all levels. I call it "Gift Giving".

It is a great way to close out lessons for the holiday break. 

Basically, it is groups of students giving each other Christmas gifts that are cut outs provided by the…

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No Ads In This Classroom

This is a repost. We just ended an experiment with ads on the community. Now turned off permanently. Didn't work out. Enjoy surfing ad free! 

One of the most under noted things about our community EFL Classroom 2.0 is the fact it has no ads. I love this fact (and perhaps its why I now live…

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We Keep What We Give

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I'm a confirmed, addicted, "sharer". Been that way for years and I'm sure its caused it share of incredulity. Many people just don't operate on and of the same mental construct - believing as I do that knowledge is not something created nor owned. It is air and for all. But that is okay - the world is beautiful because it is made of so many who are different. There is room for all of us.



I'm…

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Controversial quotes about teaching English..... for our EFL 2.0 Family!



I recently came across this great blog post about Six highly provocative quotes in ELT, from the 6 things blog.



I love a good aphorism and though these are all thought provoking, they somewhat lack the punch and umphapha that…

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Back To School Helpers

Yes, it is that time of year! Back to school and back to the trenches and battle to keep the light of education and learning burning.

Here are a few things that might help you as you "get back at it".

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Summer 2018 Important Conversations LinkedIn Professionals

Here are some of the most recent important conversations on LinkedIn ELT Professionals.

View our past archive of professional discussions of ELT …

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Support EFL Classroom - Access Everything

Recently, we've begun a lot of work to update the site, improve loading speed and access for members. Free or paid. 

Part of this has been content related. We add new content daily and have also updated or added many new "Premium" products which teachers can purchase to support our costs and time. We thank all those who've been pitching in. But we need members to do more ....…

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July Mid Month Updates

Lots of new things on the community this month. No break for us! Please see what we highly recommend below. 

Missed the last newsletter - view it …

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