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Writing Tasks! Are They Time Consuming?

Apart from the fact that it is an opportunity to have a feed back, writing activities are productive tasks that bear some incredible positive learning results. It is a window through which we learn...

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Classroom Activities Breakdown

Breakdowns Some EFL and ESL classroom activities don’t work all the time or they may work for some classes but fall apart for others. What is certain is that flexibility and professionalism may be...

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The Direct Method

History The Direct Method, also called Natural Method, was established in Germany and France around 1900. It appeared as an answer to the shortcomings of the Grammar Translation Method. It is a method for...

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Teaching K – 6 Blog Carnival

The second issue of the Teaching Blog K – 6 Carnival has been posted at the Teaching Challenges blog. I’m honored to be included in this month’s edition, alongside many excellent articles focusing on...

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Grammar Translation Method

History The Grammar Translation Method is an old method which was originally used to teach dead languages which explains  why it focuses mainly on the written form at the expense of the oral form....

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English Language Teaching

A brief history of ELT The adventure of English language teaching  is quite outstanding. From the early grammar translation method to the new trends focusing on communication, English language teaching has drawn from theories...

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Why do teachers teach?

My teaching experience If teaching is stressful, financially less rewarding, why do teachers teach? It is a legitimate question! In the beginning I remember being forced to be  a teacher. For a poor young...

Motivation – Be motivated to motivate! 2

Motivation – Be motivated to motivate!

There is nothing more central to learning effectively than these three words: motivation, motivation and motivation. It is a real challenge to motivate your students. As the old saying states it, “you can lead...