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Read more ...In the two following articles project work will be the main focus. In the first part we will examine what project work is all about, its main characteristics and the teacher’s-learners’ roles. A. What is ‘project work’? In the context of language teaching and learning, projects are multi-skill activities focusing on specific...

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Read more ...A. What is ‘needs analysis’? By definition ‘needs analysis’ is the procedure which is organized in order to determine the gap between the existing knowledge of learners and the one needed for fulfilling the desired aims. Once this gap is determined, decisions can be made concerning the procedures which need to be followed...

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Read more ...In this article we will present 2 different activities focusing on writing and reading respectively. Activity 1: Correct it Aim: To develop writing skills Level: Any Language focus: To develop spelling skills Procedure: Type a piece of writing including words with spelling errors. The level of difficulty depends on the level and the capacity of...

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Read more ...In this article we will present 2 different activities focusing on vocabulary and reading respectively. Activity 1: What do you remember? Aim: To revise vocabulary, structures and functions Level: Any Language focus: Vocabulary topics, grammar Procedure: Scan or find a photo of a context including the vocabulary items in question and present it on...

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Read more ...In this article we will present 3 different activities focusing on grammar, vocabulary and listening respectively. Activity 1: Get your tenses right Aim: To review tenses Level: Any Language focus: Tenses Procedure: Make enough paper copies of the following chart which is also displayed on the board. Ask the learners to provide an example for the...

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Read more ...In this article we will present 2 different activities focusing on vocabulary and speaking respectively. Activity 1: Word mind-mapping Aim: To develop mind-mapping skills for vocabulary storing and recycling Level: Any Language focus: Any vocabulary topic Procedure: Ask the learners if they know what a mind map is. Display one or more examples on...

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Read more ...In this short article we will present 3 different activities focusing on grammar, vocabulary and speaking practice respectively.Activity 1: An authentic textAim: To analyze grammar included in a textLevel: Intermediate +Language focus: Any grammatical phenomenon in questionProcedure:Select an appropriate article from a suitable website and make...

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Read more ...In this short article we will present 3 different activities focusing on grammar, vocabulary and speaking practice respectively. Activity 1: Grammar text correction Aim: To recognize and correct grammar errors in a text designed by the teacher Level: Any Language focus: Any grammatical point suitable for the level Procedure Prepare a text (using...

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Read more ... INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW ARTICLE SERIESThe IWB in our lives …It is for sure that new technologies have changed our lifestyles and, of course, this could not be missing from our professional lives as teachers.The Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) is part of our everyday teaching situation and it deserves some exploration before we merely assume that...

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Read more ...This is the last of the three articles concerning the exploitation of the language teaching methods available. In the previous articles we examined the Grammar Translation method, the Direct Method, the Audio-Lingual method, the Silent way, Suggestopedia and Community Language Learning.In this article we will examine The Total Physical Response method...

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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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