Tag: Vocabulary

Training and Development for Teachers and Learners

Vocabulary and Grammar – An Elementary lesson for CELTA trainees at CELT Athens

Olha Madylus teaching vocabulary necessary for her revision of the past simple with our elementary students [vodpod id=Groupvideo.10723618&w=450&h=325&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] 1st collector for An Elementary class at CELT Athens – Part 1 Follow my videos on vodpod These are the first fifteen minutes or so of a 60 minute lesson observed by our CELTA trainees early on…
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What about your concept questions? The famous CCQ's

CCQ’s – in the TEFL jargon which we all use – are those questions which you need to ask right after you have taught something or are revising  a lexical item a group of words a grammar point a functional exponent   Generations of my CELTA, TEFL and DELTA trainees have agonised over their CCQ’s and this…
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Words from Context: of Logic & Connections

In his great taxonomy of language skills which appears in his well known book “Communicative Syllabus Design“, John Munby mentions “developing sensitivity to context clues”,  as one of the microskills of  reading. kapitzvirt In this post, I would like to share an insight gleaned from an EST (English for Science & Techonology) series of books…
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How not to teach English

Here are some of the things that still happen in many classrooms in Greece – do they also happen in other parts of the world? The teacher and the students talk to each other mainly using the students’ mother tongue. The teacher asks the students to read a text aloud. Then the teacher asks the…
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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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Tech Tools & Pedagogy II – Word Clouds

<![CDATA[In this post, I am going to look at Wordle, Wordsift , Word it out and Word Mosaic and try to briefly compare them as I think they all have great potential for a variety of learning activities. This post was inspired by a great discussion in the SEETA course on EasyWeb 2.0 tools run…
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Using word clouds in class – a lesson plan

<![CDATA[This lesson plan was produced during  the SEETA course on EasyWeb 2.0 tools run by Nik Peachey – many more lessons and lesson ideas can be found there but here is mine: The text was to be chosen randomly (in case you were wondering why I chose this particular one). Text source: A news item from…
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Visual Delights & Spike Milligan

<![CDATA[I am a big time fan of Spike Milligan, who has nothing whatsoever to do with foreign language teaching or foreign language teacher education but who has given me hours of great delight and, at times, inspiration for materials or activity design. In 1985, he brought out a book called “Further Transports of Delight” with…
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