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Methodology

CBL in an EAP context

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Sabina Ostrowska discusses using content based learning to develop learner autonomy.

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English in primary schools and Content Based Language Learning

Author(s):
Roger Barnard reflects on two significant innovations in EFL teaching.

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Using wikis in Content-based Language Teaching

Author(s):
Grant Hartley focuses on using wikis in Content-based Language Teaching. 

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Making CLIL reading tasks communicative

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This article shows ways of encouraging students to engage with the content in texts as well as the language.

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Clarifying CLIL for the English teacher.

Author(s):Rosie Tanner and Liz Dale
This article offers ideas for integrating the language students need for other subjects into their English lessons.

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Views on CLIL from three standpoints

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This article assesses CLIL in three very different teaching situations.

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Textmapping

Author(s):Mark Dawson-Smith

Mark Dawson-Smith describes an essential tool to use when preparing listening assessments.

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A mindfulness map for the classroom

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Stephen O’Connor suggests ways of introducing positivity and calm into the classroom.

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Addressing negative attitudes to teacher talk

Author(s):
Jamie Keddie challenges one of the great myths of language teaching.

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English without borders: demanding high in EAP

Author(s):
Jennifer Yates describes ways of giving both learner and teacher more purpose.

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“Demand High”? – a critical postscript

Author(s):Phillip Brown
Phillip Brown responds with his views on the Demand High debate. 

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A good read

Author(s):
Anna Kamont explores the power of analytical reading.  

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Fact, opinion or saying: the perfect minimalist lesson

Author(s):
Robert McLarty describes a low preparation lesson with high yield.

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Towards minimalism in course materials

Author(s):
Dave Grant shows that less is often more when teaching speaking. 

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Building empathy toward migrants via poetry

Author(s):Daniel Xerri

Daniel Xerri explains how using poetry from various countries can help build empathy about migration in a multilingual, multicultural language class.

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Differentiation

Author(s):
William Chaves Gomes believes that differentiation is the way to reach equality.

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Practical Ideas - Troubled teens

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Troubled teens
Fari Greenaway uses Community Language Learning to break down barriers to effective language learning. 

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New horizons in language philosophy and teaching

Author(s):Mark Lowe
Mark Lowe explores how ideas from a number of different sources are having an effect on language teaching.

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Lexical density in English

Author(s):
Leo Selivan looks at the influence of French and what it means for teachers. 

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Working the words

Author(s):
Phil Keegan explains the need to put lexis at the heart of language learning.

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Doodle Town, Macmillan Education 2016/17

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Doodle Town is a four-level set of course materials for pre-school and early primary aged children and as the title suggests, artwork and drawing play a central role in the approach.

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Create collaborative puzzles using digital media and Jing!

Author(s):Paul Woodfall
Paul Woodfall shows how to create your own reusable, collaborative learning resources.

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No nonsense in the language classroom?

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This article looks at the use of inauthentic sentences in language teaching.

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