Let’s Get Personal in the EFL Classroom

Adult students in particular come to the EFL classroom with lots of experience and knowledge about the world. Our job is to give them the words to describe what they already know or how they feel. This creates a very personal experience, one that it also highly motivating for the students. Students like to know […]

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Building an EFL Course Website

As online courses and content become more common, you should also consider how you can integrate online content into your English classroom. Here are the top things to consider when building an EFL course website.

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EFL Lesson Planning – PPP: Peter Piper Picked a Whatawhata?

Actually, in TEFL-speak, PPP is a term referred to in lesson planning and it stands for- Presentation, Practice and Production. This format is commonly used in the communicative approach to teaching EFL and traditionally, PPP is kept in sequential order. Presentation is the time to present the new grammar or target language for the lesson. […]

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The Downside to Teaching EFL Using the Translation Method

There are two schools of thought about teaching EFL using translation. The direct translation/grammar translation method was used extensively for reading and interpreting texts, usually in the field of academia. In fact my husband used this method when he wrote his thesis on Hegel (way back in 1975!!!). He did not have to be conversant in German to interpret […]

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Teaching ESL – Tips for Preparing Lesson Plans

This post was written by Laura Greenwood Well, if you read my blog about teaching large English classes you might have surmised I have strong views on how to be a successful ESL/EFL teacher. My views are based on experience in the field and specifically my job of teaching both the CELTA and BridgeTEFL’s IDELT, […]

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