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Situational Language Teaching (Oral Approach)

The Oral Approach or Situational Language Teaching is an approach developed by British applied linguists between the 1930s and the 1960s. While it is unknown for many teachers, it had a big influence on...

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Grammar review lesson activity for beginners

Grammar activity This is a grammar activity for beginner or pre-intermediate students. It is designed to review grammar at the end or at the beginning of the year. The worksheet includes important elements of...

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Total Physical Response

Total Physical Response is a language teaching method which is based on the assumption that the coordination of speech and action will boost language learning. It was developed by James Asher in the 70s....

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Suggestopedia

The origin of Suggestopedia Suggestopedia is a language teaching method developed by the Bulgarian psychologist, Georgi Lozanov (see picture on the right.) Like Community Language Learning and the Silent Way Method, Suggestopedia is an...

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ELT games – Chain game!

Chain game! Objective: Revising vocabulary Spelling Implementation Students are set in a circle. They choose a word which is written on a sheet of paper. Every student writes a new word that starts with...

ELT Games – Find the mystery person! 0

ELT Games – Find the mystery person!

Find the mystery person! Objectives: describing vocabulary: adjectives (black, white, tall, long…) clothes Skills: writing, reading, listening and speaking. Implementation Student A leaves the room. The other students choose a secret person and write...

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The Silent Way Method

The Silent Way The Chomskyan criticism of the theories upon which the audiolingual method was founded led to an interest in  not only the affective factors but also in the cognitive factors.  While Community...

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Teaching K – 6 Blog Carnival (June Edition)

The June edition of  Teaching K- 6 blog carnival has been posted at the Teaching Challenges blog. I’m honored to be part of this month’s edition, alongside many excellent posts focusing on innovative ideas...

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Definitions of methodology and other ELT terms

The following definitions are mainly based on works by H. Douglas Brown (1987) and Richards and Rodgers (1986) Methodology The word “methodology” is frequently used when “method” would be more accurate. Methodology refers to...

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Susan Boyle – Success Story

Susan Boyle Born when her mother was 47,Boyle was briefly deprived of oxygen during the difficult birth; she was diagnosed as having learning difficulties. She says she was bullied as a child, and was...