Motivation is an important part of learning. Adult learners, contrary to young learners who can study for the sake of a good grade or other indirect rewards, put forth sustained efforts for some other goals than the immediate enjoyment of the activity itself.

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Teaching English to adults has its own set of challenges and rewards for the EFL teacher but requires a whole range of different skills and qualifications. Adult learners may not need a certificate or diploma; their motivation is intrinsic which is a great advantage as this has been identified as one of the most important factors in determining...

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Tool 1: A good teacher cannot be fixed in a routine…During teaching, each moment requires a sensitive mind that is constantly changing and constantly adapting… (Bruce Lee, kung fu practitioner and film star) Teaching is an art as Stenhouse (1988) in his seminal paper “Artistry and Teaching: The Teacher as Focus of Research and Development” reassures...

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There has been a great effort to develop teaching techniques especially when young learners are involved, unfortunately their attention span is quite short. So Teachers should be creative and capable of arising the learners’ energy, enthusiasm, curiosity. One way to achieve it is through “Games”. The word “game” itself sounds magical to the ears of...

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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 been associated with the traditional or grammar-translation method. Through the years dictation has fallen in and out of favour as new schools and approaches in linguistics...

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 One of the challenges that teachers face when teaching young learners is to encourage them to speak English throughout the lesson and gradually establish L2 as the main means of communication in class. Challenging though it may be, once achieved, it is most rewarding for learners and teachers.by Dimitris Primalis, Teacher, Teacher Trainer...

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Composition writing has always been a very demanding task for both students and teachers. Our professional experience comes to agree with what has already been reported that poor writers and students with Learning Disabilities (LDs) exhibit weakness in sequencing their ideas (Hess, Wheldall, 1999). These students lack the ability of organizing...

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