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Explicit or implicit grammar teaching? 11

Explicit or implicit grammar teaching?

Which grammar teaching method? In ESL and EFL grammar teaching methods are debatable. Some see grammar as the backbone of languages and learners should be presented with explicit grammar courses. Others, however, think that...

Teachers professional development and collaboration 0

Teachers professional development and collaboration

Teachers professional development Teaching is a life long profession that demands constant improvement of techniques and pedagogies. Professional development goes beyond the terms training and learning skills. It includes a definition covering formal and...

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What is intelligence?

What is intelligence? The definitions of intelligence are dogged by controversy and disagreement. While there are  different definitions about intelligence, they all share some common features.This includes a wider range of areas: The ability...

Intelligent minds and creative thinking 0

Intelligent minds and creative thinking

Intelligence is the ability to see relationships and to use this ability to solve problems.  Creativity on the other hand is the ability to come up with a range of possible new original solutions...

Dictation 8

Why Dictation?

Dictation is one of the oldest language teaching activities. It is perhaps for this reason that it has been neglected recently by teachers, claiming that it is too teacher centered, uncommunicative, boring and old-fashioned....

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Summative and Formative assessment

Assessment includes everything from nationwide accountability tests to local learners evaluation to everyday classroom quizzes. Some teachers contend that over use of any kind of testing may hinder the very process of learning, claiming...

Study Skills / learning strategies 0

Tips To Improve Study Skills

Learning strategies or study skills determine the approach for achieving the learning objectives. The strategies are usually tied to students needs and interests to enhance learning and are based on many types of learning...