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Preparing for the Listening Section of ECCE & ECPE

  Ever wonder why students have problems with the listening sections of language examinations? Ask yourself one simple question: How carefully do I listen when someone is speaking? There is half the answer as to why students score as they do...

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Effectively Taking Language Exams

Sooner or later, most students are confronted with the necessity of taking some form of English examination. Some students are more successful than others when taking an examination. Often the more successful students are better prepared. However, sometimes students who do...

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How to improve our students’ exam results in ESB writing.

How often have we been cornered by an irate parent wanting to know why his child failed the writing part of the exam even though they did very well during the year in the compositions they wrote? The student in...

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Published on: 12-04-2017

Preparing learners for exams: the problem with listening

Fear of listening Listening appears to be the most feared component of language exams: learners invariably complain that “the listening was difficult,” teachers seem to worry about the listening subtest more...

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Published on: 12-04-2017

Using Comedy to Develop Listening Skills

Motivation – The Acid Test: There is one thing the Brits are experts at – and that is not cooking. It is a pity though that Comedy Clubs are not...

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Published on: 10-04-2017

Using TV Commercials in the EFL classroom

     In their quest for motivating and diverse resources for their specific teaching situation, most EFL/ESL language teachers resort to the use of authentic materials- whether in written or spoken...

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Published on: 04-04-2017

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

In classrooms, smartphones are slowly shifting out of the toy-and-liability-to-attention category, and into the tool-and-engaging-students category. It’s part of the movement to “meet students where they are” that’s being embraced...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-04-2017

How to start a writing assignment

Writing takes time Find out when the assignment is due and devise a plan of action. This may seem obvious and irrelevant to the writing process, but it’s not. Writing is...

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Published on: 04-04-2017

Outsmart any multiple-choice test

Ideally, multiple-choice exams would be random, without patterns of right or wrong answers. However, all tests are written by humans, and human nature makes it impossible for any test to...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 12-04-2017

Preparing learners for exams: the problem with listening

Fear of listening Listening appears to be the most feared component of language exams: learners invariably complain that “the listening was difficult,” teachers seem to worry about the listening subtest more...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 12-04-2017

Using Comedy to Develop Listening Skills

Motivation – The Acid Test: There is one thing the Brits are experts at – and that is not cooking. It is a pity though that Comedy Clubs are not...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 10-04-2017

Using TV Commercials in the EFL classroom

     In their quest for motivating and diverse resources for their specific teaching situation, most EFL/ESL language teachers resort to the use of authentic materials- whether in written or spoken...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-04-2017

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

In classrooms, smartphones are slowly shifting out of the toy-and-liability-to-attention category, and into the tool-and-engaging-students category. It’s part of the movement to “meet students where they are” that’s being embraced...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-04-2017

How to start a writing assignment

Writing takes time Find out when the assignment is due and devise a plan of action. This may seem obvious and irrelevant to the writing process, but it’s not. Writing is...

Category: Teaching Material

Published on: 04-04-2017

Outsmart any multiple-choice test

Ideally, multiple-choice exams would be random, without patterns of right or wrong answers. However, all tests are written by humans, and human nature makes it impossible for any test to...

Education

This month in ELT NEWS

May 2017

 In May's issue Maria Sachpazian reports on the 51st IATEFL Conference in Glasgow and Zafi Mandali talks to Jamie Keddie. In our feature section (Teaching Adults), Maroussa Pavli, Peppy Frytzala, Chryssanthi...

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Education

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Why games are elemental in a language classroom

Traditional teachers hold a common perception that all learning should be serious and solemn in nature and that if one is having fun and there is hilarity and laughter, it...

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04-04-2017 Hits:366 Education

Inspiring Ideas to help you get the most out of the IWB in Your Classroom

Over the last decade or so, Interactive White Boards (IWBs) have proliferated in schools across much of the world. Some teachers have embraced them, and others, well … not so...

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Introducing and implementing radical changes in your teaching

The world is changing fast around you, your colleagues have been tooting their own horns about the innovative practices they have introduced in their teaching while your students keep yawning...

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Effectively Taking Language Exams

Sooner or later, most students are confronted with the necessity of taking some form of English examination. Some students are more successful than others when taking an examination. Often the more...

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The history of the Cambridge Exams

Cambridge English Language Assessment is part of the University of Cambridge and has been providing English language assessments and qualifications for over 100 years. The first Cambridge English examination, the Certificate...

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The Role of Seasonal Activities in the ELT Classroom –Reflecting on one’s Teaching Practices.

     As the summer holidays are approaching, students seem to be overworked or plain fed up with their school workload. Teachers, on the other hand, are confronted with the never-ending...

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Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won’t get students excited about learning and willing to work hard if they’re not motivated. Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a...

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Whiteboards Improve Teaching

Getting Attention 1. Grab student attention with interactive whiteboard technology. Students come to a classroom having spent most of their out-of-school time surrounded by the wonders of technology.   In order to compete...

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Dictation: Make it an interesting activity

Dictation is one of the oldest techniques known for both the teaching and testing of foreign languages. Stansfield (1985) dates its origins back to the sixteenth century. It has long...

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3 ways to use observations effectively

It might well be that my selling skills are rusty but in the four years I have been running Input on Education, there is one service that school owners favour...

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