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Language

Grammar instruction and the communicative approach – an unlikely pairing?

Author(s):Biljana Naumoska-Sarakinska

Is it possible to teach a communicative approach whilst insisting on grammatical accuracy? Biljana Naumoska-Sarakinska offers her opinions on which approaches work best for her.

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Six lessons you need never teach again

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Adapting your coursebook and not sure what to cut and what to keep? Nicola Prentis suggests a few grammar points you can easily leave out.

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Sentence planning – new information needed

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In the first of a series of articles Sam McCarter offers some sound advice on writing as part of exam preparation.

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Grammar without pron . . . is like food without taste (Part 2)

Author(s):Adrian Underhill

Adrian Underhill presents a list of ten activities for raising students’ awareness of pronunciation along with their ability to speak and listen .

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4 Misconceptions about Pronunciation

Author(s):David Dodgson

Inspired by the January 2018 issue of Modern English Teacher and a recent debate in his teaching centre, MET resident blogger David Dodgson addresses some common misconceptions about teaching pronunciation, and suggests some quick and easy ideas for incorporating more pron work into our classes.

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Fact, opinion or saying: the perfect minimalist lesson

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Robert McLarty describes a low preparation lesson with high yield.

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Using discourse analysis to enhance in-sessional students’ reading and writing skills

Author(s):Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence describes how using discourse analysis, engineering students improve both their reading and writing in EAP.

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Using captioned videos in the language classroom

Author(s):Thu H. Tran

Should we use subtitles or captions on videos? Thu H. Tran argues that the combination of words, sound and visuals is extremely helpful for students’ comprehension.

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Teaching critical thinking through debate

Author(s):David Rear

As a pedagogical method within the EFL or ESL classroom, debate offers the advantage of enabling both thinking and language skills to be developed side-by side.

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A gold mine of information

Author(s):Ben Dobbs

An important aspect of Business English is idiomatic expressions. As a means of encouraging students, Ben Dobbs looks at phrases and expressions linked to gold.

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Vocabulary we shouldn’t overlook: everyday words with technical meanings

Author(s):Averil Coxhead

Averil Coxhead describes the importance of helping learners cope with technical vocabulary through a mix of analysis, study and practice activities.

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Using news creatively to teach vocabulary

Author(s):Mohamed Elness

By encouraging your students to choose what to read from authentic sources you can encourage learner autonomy and extensive reading for pleasure.

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