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Teaching Very Young Learners 1

Teaching Very Young Learners

Teaching very young learners, those considered to be between three and five years old, may be a challenge because of many reasons. To start with, it is usually very hard to keep these learners...

Descrpitive and Prescriptive Grammar 0

Descrpitive and Prescriptive Grammar

Grammar teaching is a tricky enterprise. What is for some a straightforward rule may be for others a controversial issue. To make matters worse grammar is defined according to whether we have a descriptive...

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2011 Best Posts

This is a list of 2011 best posts. They are mainly about lesson plans and teaching methods. Some readers were also interested in class management and student-teacher relationships. Situational Language Teaching The importance of...

Language Learning Strategies 0

Language Learning Strategies

A shift from teaching to learning Research on language learning strategies has been a result of the changes that occurred in language learning methodologies and approaches. Focus was no more on the teaching techniques...

Reflective teaching and action research 0

Reflective teaching and action research

Reflective teaching is a kind of action research, a reflective process of progressive problem solving led by teachers to understand their practice and improve the way they address issues and solve problems.  It helps...

Five mistakes new teachers should avoid 3

Five mistakes new teachers should avoid

New teachers might be busy thinking about what they should do  to manage their first year in the profession like how to prepare lesson plans, how to involve students in the learning process, how...

Dealing with children’s failure in the exam 0

Dealing with children’s failure in the exam

How parents should deal with children’s failure Failing in the final exam is not an end in itself. It is always the result of a malfunction at different levels. In fact,  failing in the...