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posted to teflgeek on Mon 20th May 13
IH are running another one of their increasingly popular Online Conferences this weekend: or at least Friday 24th May and Saturday 25th May.It’s a slightly different premise this time however, as the speakers are being limited to ten minute slots and ...
posted to teflgeek on Wed 15th May 13
Following on from the extensive revision of the Proficiency(CPE) exam in March this year, Cambridge have just released a revised handbook for the changes they’ll be making to the First exam (FCE) from the start of 2015. Similar changes are also likely ...
posted to teflgeek on Fri 3rd May 13
Recently a colleague emerged from a particularly trying cover class experience, having decided that all of the problems that were experienced in the lesson could be traced back to a single overriding fault – the teacher’s lack of passion for the ...
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posted to teflgeek on Sat 7th Apr 12
The BC have just launched a new website aimed at language teaching professionals: EnglishAgenda. Amongst the many things you can find there, two components in particular caught my eye:Research and PublicationsCPD (Continuing Professional Development)The first ...
posted to teflgeek on Fri 17th Feb 12
Well, it had to be written. You can blame the excellent Behaviour management: what can we learn from Darth Vader and Yoda? a post by Simon Thomas on eflresource.com for the inspiration. Simon examines the lessons that the conflicting characters of Darth Vader ...
posted to teflgeek on Thu 12th Jan 12
Summary task woesUnfound ideas from the textsLacking clarityWhat is a Haiku?Distillation of ideasConcisely wordedThis could go quite wrongHaiku for summary tasks?Might be worth a tryLearners at CPE (Proficiency) level frequently have issues with the comprehension ...
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posted to ELT SquaredELT Squared | Exponential Professional ELT teaching Growth on Fri 18th Jan 13
If I had to pick a theme for the week it would be feedback.My post from last week seemed to carry over into this week with more people asking for tips on giving feedback, The Demand Higher Posse presenting at the International House DoS conference and some ...
posted to elt-resourceful on Mon 7th Jan 13
For the New Year I wanted to collect together some of the blog posts which have either inspired my posts over the last year, or that would be great follow up reading. In a few weeks, I will celebrate my first blog birthday, so this post is both a bouquet in ...
posted to efl-resource.com on Mon 8th Oct 12
David Petrie discusses the value of regularly revising words and expressions from student-generated collections, and describes a neat lesson idea to introduce students to the uses of a word bag. ...