Tag: Approaches

Training and Development for Teachers and Learners

Are you a Good Language Learner?

<![CDATA[  In this post-method era, when so many approaches and methods to language teaching have come and gone, where reflective teachers are no longer thinking in terms of which ‘label’ to follow or which apostle to bow to, it has become more and more evident that TEFL needs to stop contemplating its own navel and…
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From Critical Pedagogy to Disabled Pedagogy

<![CDATA[ As promised, here is the inaugural post for the Blog Challenge with the title A Disabled-Access Friendly world: Lessons for the ELTclassroom written by Luke Prodromou, author, teacher trainer, inspired and inspiring conference speaker at conferences and valued friend of old! He is my very first guest blogger and I am very happy and…
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Tradition Revisited & Revamped: "Something old, something new…."

<![CDATA[ What are the good things you can draw from each of the approaches labelled traditional? How have you adapted them or changed them/renovated them and how do you integrate them into your teaching practice? The discussions during the #ELTchat of November 10 had us running in two directions: there were those colleagues who wanted…
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Blog Challenge: Tradition Revisited & Revamped

<![CDATA[Inspired by the #ELTchat of November 10, 1020, here is a blog challenge to collect and learn how you use traditional practices in your modern innovative class The topic we discussed was: When you think of traditional ELT approaches, are they all totally bad? What are good things you can draw from each of them?…
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It's Worth Taking a Look at this Blog

<![CDATA[I am delighted to have received this award, which is part of an initiative called “Vale a pena ficar de olho nesse blog”, which means “It’s worth keeping an eye on this blog”. The chosen blog has to copy the picture above, with a link to the blog from which it has received the award…
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Braving it in the Virtual World: Being an Online Teacher

<![CDATA[This is a quick post to publish the links and some of the videos shown to the members of TESOL Greece who attended my talk on March 15. With apologies to readers who were not present at this talk (if this doesn’t make sense to them) In the first part of my talk we looked…
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Word for Word

<![CDATA[Panayotis used to be one of my Proficiency students. When I took over his class, he had already taken the examination twice… and failed both times. There were few words for which Panayotis could not provide synonyms, antonyms, but translation was his forte! Always keen to share his treasure trove, as he could so easily…
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Storming out or Norming in?

I first became interested in social group theory quite a few years ago, mainly due to a great colleague and friend, Angi Malderez who I met during the 2nd International Conference ever offered in Istabul in 1992 (or 3?). At that time, that most excellent book, “Classroom Dynamics” (OUP ) and bearing a dedication to…
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Working with Coursebooks: Gathering Intelligence, Making a Choice

These are the handouts from a talk I presented to the members of TESOL Greece in 2007. I have copied-pasted them directly from Word so the layout may not be fantastic but I have posted it here so that members of a recently started googlewave may copy and collaborate on in order to create/generate a new…
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