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English language teaching articles

ICT TOOLS 0

ICT tools and English Language Teaching

Introduction This article tries to review ICT use in English Language Teaching (ELT). First, the rationale behind using ICT in ELT will be discussed. Then, a list of ICT tools that are currently used...

PPP approach to language teaching 0

PPP approach to language teaching

What is the PPP approach to language teaching? This post tries to explain what is meant by the PPP approach to language teaching. A brief explanation is provided followed by a description of the...

Interaction 3

Classroom Interaction

Classroom interaction This article tries to provide a definition of classroom interaction and how different approaches dealt with interaction to provide learning and teaching opportunities. A shift in perspective Gone are the days when...

Classroom 1

Drilling in English Language Teaching

Drilling This article is about drilling in English language teaching, a technique that is still being used by many teachers although it has been discredited in modern methods. The article will try to discuss...

Warmer and lead-ins 1

Warmers and Lead-ins as Presentation Techniques

Warmers and Lead-ins Both warmers and lead-ins are activities used by teachers at the beginning of a lesson to create a positive atmosphere for learning. There is, however, a difference between warmers and lead-ins....

How to start your lesson? 4

How to start a lesson?

How to start a lesson? The beginning of a lesson is crucial because the most important part of a lesson occurs during the first five minutes. If the teacher manages to engage students right...

Cultural Diversity 4

Second Language Learning Difficulties

Second Language Learning Difficulties Second Language learners face so many difficulties mainly because of the negative interference of the mother tongue and the cultural differences. Language transfer Language transfer designates the interference of the...

Reading 1

Guessing meaning from context

Confronted with texts, language learners may be stuck by shortage of vocabulary inventory and thus be unable to understand what texts are about. The first thing that a learner does to understand a difficult...

Active Listening 1

Active Listening

During a conversation, it often happens that the people engaged in the conversation wait to speak rather than actually listen to the speaker. Others are not even listening, being distracted or worse oblivious that...