Articles and essays of interest to EFL teachers
There is often fierce debate about the relative merits of Teacher Talking Time (TTT) and Student Talking Time (STT) in the classroom. Although TTT has its place in providing a model for students, it is clear that the principal objective of most students is to be able to use English verbally, ie talk as well as listen.
Provides writing guidelines for college and university students.
Do idioms really call the shots?
A look at some of the factors that play an important role in the teaching-learning situation.
Giving your corporate classes the best approach
Analysing the Cambridge Proficiency Listening, Speaking and Reading
Not everybody likes the modern electronic dictionary...
What kind of dictionary is best for learning English, how to choose a good learner's dictionary, and specific recommendations.
Some psychological techniques to use when you don't feel like learning English. Why passion for learning is a big advantage.
"Intellect or affect? one may ask. Certainly both. We should not view them as two forces vying with each other, but as the ends of a continuum that is called self-awareness and spiritual elevation."
Using skimming and scanning training to ready students for real texts
Why can't a woman be more like a man?
How you can learn English by playing adventure games on your computer.
Why reading is absolutely important in English learning. Why you don't need grammar books, what is grammar intuition, what is the best way to read.
Making sure games work in Young Learner ESL EFL ESOL classes
You probably already use video in the classroom - that is, you play and view video content of whatever origin. And your students certainly gain a good deal from exposure to the language in context that is typical of most video. But how often do you take the next logical step and venture into originating video content yourself?
Ideas on how to replace the DELTA Diploma and MA
How and why to use music in YL Kindergarten and Primary classes
Why watching films is a good way to learn English. How to learn as much as possible from movies.
Why English classes and courses are a very poor way to learn English.
Why a dictionary is very important in learning English, and how learners don't realize it.