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Andrew Boon & Chiyuki Yanase
Andrew Boon and Chiyuki Yanase discuss their own, and other teachers’ most influential applied linguistics titles. The ten recommended readings provide directions, strategies or activities for their classroom teaching, validating or challenging their existing practice, and helping them to discover new ways of supporting their learners.
Irene J Canca
Using readers with young learners allows them to learn new language in a fun and motivating way. Linking the stories to their own lives it allows the imagination of children to help them develop their knowledge of English. The article provides a step by step plan for using readers with a young class.
Differentiating between near and far transfer of skills, Matthew Gordon, outlines a process to improve the likelihood of learning transfer. By carefully staging and giving learners time to fully understand the concepts the chances of successful transfer are improved. Use of the flipped classroom allows learners to process and then check their learning.
Kimberly D Hellerich
Do your learners worry about assessments? Do they find tests quite difficult to do? Do they always see the link between learning and assessment? This article shows why they could be given more say in the type of test and also the process of actually producing the assessment task.