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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 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

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 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


three_wishesI really believe in the power of faith. Long ago, I remember reading C.S. Lewis' poignant, "The Problem with Pain" and noting his wonderful philosophy of simply acting as if something were true. That if we pretend the world is so, it might just become so....

So since the new year is upon us, I'd like to share my faith with you - by making 3 wishes for English language teaching. 3 things I wish would happen in the new year or even right away. After mine - it's your turn. Make your own blog post or share in some way, your own 3 wishes for the future of ELT.

[ and here is my own gift - my recipe for the 3 wishes game. Students love it and can play the genie and produce lots of language! Download the 3 Wishes Game files]

My 3 wishes.

1. That teachers give over more control to students. More control over the learning process and the content/curriculum. The answers are easy to get - we just have to let them off the leash. Truly.

2. That ELT become less provincial and truly adopt and borrow more from the regular world of educational research and theory. This has been called for again and again but has yet to happen. We need to move towards a focus on delivery and instruction and away from methods and applied lingo (oops, linguistics).

3. That more teachers begin to come online WITH their students. Why the divide? If you can be together in a classroom, why not online? Let's bring the learning to this fantastic freeway (and if I had a 4th wish - it would be to keep that freeway FREE).

And since we are talking about wishes...... why not visit Akinator! Your students won't ever get enough of him.

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Comment by George Swen on January 20, 2011 at 8:04am

I think that one wish could do!

I wish for an English speaking partner/friend for every student. But not just for a lesson or a term, but on a long-term basis, outside the school. If it was a native, the better. Then the learning would really be free. Maybe the teachers could help with this, bring the two together.

And they can also continue writing the grammar references to help the students to realize retroactivly how the language works, to see into its guts ;-)  /that is what happens when we learn our mother tongue/

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