Communication

Getting teens to keep talking


<![CDATA[The noontime #ELTchat on 09/03/2011 focused on how to motivate teens to extend their speaking activities, so as to go beyond “I agree” “I disagree”. A numbers of issues was raised such as motivation, being relaxed, students’ silence etc. This summary was contributed by Anastasia Kararoudi – @tasoulazac on Twitter […]

How not to teach English


Here are some of the things that still happen in many classrooms in Greece – do they also happen in other parts of the world? The teacher and the students talk to each other mainly using the students’ mother tongue. The teacher asks the students to read a text aloud. […]

Animating your Coursebook


<![CDATA[ Made with wordle.net What is the secret message in the Wordle above? Have you guessed it? If you are pretty happy following your coursebook page after page and exercise after exercise without omitting anything, then this post may read somewhat strange to you. If on the other hand, you have spent […]

TEFL Pursuits


<![CDATA[You all know the great board game of Trivial Pursuit . I just love this game and have had lots of fun playing with friends, although, it must be admitted that the cultural bias of many of the questions makes it a bit more difficult if you are playing in […]