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The stories they tell

Author(s):Yi Wang

Yi Wang describes how she uses her present and former students’ stories and conversations as scaffolding for her teaching in her beginners’ classes.

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The importance of teaching advanced grammar explicitly

Author(s):Tatjana Marjanović

Advanced English grammar can seem extremely complicated. Who needs this level of knowledge? When should it be taught?

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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

Robert McLarty describes a low preparation lesson with high yield.

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A-Alpha, B-Bravo, C-Charlie

Author(s):James Clanton

James Clanton suggests ways of using spelling alphabets for listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises, used as warmers and with exams and quizzes often turning unplanned gaps into a productive learning experience.

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Unmasking the validity of exams

Author(s):Mark Smith

Students do not always understand the rationale behind assessments and exams nor what useful subskills are being tested. By being clear with your class they can become more motivated.

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From reaction to creation

Author(s):Michael Lacey Freeman

Michael Lacey Freeman suggests ways of using readers to bring learners together and develop creativity.

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Nudging – seven ideas and one exercise

Author(s):Nick Michelioudakis

Nick Micheloudiakis looks at the impact of nudging and provides an exercise to help you and your students understand more about it.

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Target vocabulary training and practice

Author(s):Andrew McInulty

Students in Japan are being encouraged to use the target language more actively. Andrew McInuity suggests a series of activities with this aim in mind.

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