A word expedition

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Reconstruction for Noticing and (therefore?) Learning

Preamble Group of 11 Vietnamese adults who work at the same university. Previously: we'd looked at telling anecdotes, with a model and analysis of some useful language as well as spoken discourse markers. What I'm aiming for, syllabus-wise Something important to me at the moment with these general English classes is: How to make better … Continue reading Reconstruction for Noticing and (therefore?) Learning

Memorisation activities

Memory activities for the classroom – underrated and underused!

Sandy Millin

I put together this selection of memorisation activities for a CELTA course at LangLTC in Warsaw and thought it would be a good idea to share the activities here too. The activities can be used:

  • after error correction
  • to help students fix bits of new language in their heads before they need to produce it at a later stage in the lesson
  • to exploit decontextualised sentences, for example from a gapfill
  • to improve students’ confidence with bits of language
  • as learner training – once they’ve learnt them, a lot of the activities are things they can try themselves or with fellow students, without needing a teacher to set them up

They are taken from various wonderful people I’ve worked with in the past, plus a couple of my own ideas. If you think there are any that should be credited differently, please let me know. It would also be great…

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Moving from feedback to feeding forward

A presentation after my own heart. Love everything about these slides. Kudos!

TD lab

A little later than promised, here are the slides from last weekend´s talk at the annual IH Barcelona ELT conference. Great to see so many familiar and enthusiastic faces there.

Giving the talk made me even more conscientious of my board work this week!

Would be great to hear from anyone who has been trying out the ideas or getting more involved with their boards too.


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