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Read more ...Traditionally, we refer to the four language skills: reading and listening (receptive) and speaking and writing (productive). The communicative approach to teaching focussed on developing rather than testing the skills and also encouraged strategies for integrating the four skills rather than testing them separately.   The ideal activity in class for...

Read more ... By Steve Vassilakopoulos 1 Don’t set homework you have not covered in class. This is very common, quite often in an attempt to cover all the material set in a course book. For example, a reading passage may be set as homework which involves reading the text and doing the comprehension questions and vocabulary exercises that follow. Similarly, grammar...

Read more ...Vocabulary acquisition is a challenge English Language Learners (ELLs) face throughout their learning journey. To meet it, teachers must learn and use the most effective strategies. There are many different approaches and techniques teachers can use to teach vocabulary. Previewing Unfamiliar Vocabulary In preparatiing your lesson, scan the chapter...

Read more ...If you build positive student-teacher relationships, your students will be more likely to pay attention to you, and there will be fewer disruptions. The best way to gain the respect of your students and have a better behaved and controlled classroom is by putting forth an effort to get to know your students.   Improving student-teacher relationships and...

Read more ...Teaching listening skills is one of the most difficult tasks for any EFL teacher. This is because successful listening skills are acquired over time and with lots of practice. It’s frustrating for students because there are no rules as in grammar teaching. Speaking and writing also have very specific exercises that can lead to improved skills. This is not...

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.

Read more ...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 successful...

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