I’ve been published in a few industry magazines over the past year. Some of you might like to do the same. If so, here are a few tips. I’m no expert, but you might find them useful. What do you mea… Source: Writing for ELT magazines
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Off the back of a full two-hour lesson trying to get A2 students to use communication (achievement) strategies, I set up a language lesson using the 'best in 24' activity from Teaching Unplugged. The launching question was 'what's the best thing you've eaten in the last 24 hours?' I had thought about two potential logical language-study follow-ups: the present … Continue reading To muddle or not?
Students wrote holiday stories on the class blog which I took into class and used as reading texts. This is worth elaborating. Viet (45ish, male) wrote a tender, heartfelt story about a long lost love which was so good I had to find a way of using it. Here it is as it was posted on the … Continue reading Using student output: a personal story and restructuring