Home

‘When one teaches, two learn.’ –Robert Heinlein

An ELT teacher’s rambling thoughts on the art of language learning and teaching

Latest from the Blog

Implementing Vygotsky’s socio-cultural approach in the foreign language classroom

With his work on the role of social constructivism to learning, Vygotsky (1934) and his ‘socio-cultural’ theory have become the foundation of much research not only in the field of cognitive development but also in that of language learning. A brief study of key notions that underlie his major theories, such as the Zone ofContinue reading “Implementing Vygotsky’s socio-cultural approach in the foreign language classroom”

Equivalence and skopos: ‘transferring’ these key concepts of translation theory to SLA and foreign language learning

    Translation theory: focusing on the notions of equivalence and skopos and how they can be ‘associated’ with second language learning and teaching.     For Bassnett (2002:27), translation is not only a ‘form of communication’, but also a ‘continuity’, ensuring the ‘survival of a text’, by ‘effectively becoming its after-life, a new original in anotherContinue reading “Equivalence and skopos: ‘transferring’ these key concepts of translation theory to SLA and foreign language learning”

The role of noticing in foreign language learning and teaching

How can we encourage our learners to notice new language structures in the TL and discover their role and function? Here are some key points on the role of deductive learning and consciousness raising tasks in promoting language acquisition. According to Batstone (1994:54) noticing activities are those which “encourage a more introspective engagement with language,Continue reading “The role of noticing in foreign language learning and teaching”

Follow the Art of TEFL on Facebook:

Secret ESL Teacher

Diary of an ESL Teacher

Matthew Kutter

Instructional Design - ESL & TESOL Education

Learning2gether

Archive of seminars for educators scheduled weekly at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com

TESOL

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Henry Ford

All about ELT

Expect the unexpected

TESOL Blog

TESOL International Association advances the quality of English language teaching worldwide

ELT Connect

FREE resources and networking platform

Teachers Together

Helping new English Language Teachers in their profession

SPONGE ELT

“The mind is like a sponge, soaking up endless drops of knowledge." - Robert M. Hensel

Unite ELT

Unite English Language Teachers Branch

ELT for beginners

Tips and resources to help you succeed

Transformations of an EFL teacher

Reflections of an English as a foreign language teacher..

English-Language Thoughts

English-Language Thoughts

TEFL Planet

All things TEFL and beautiful!

Learning lessons from TEFL

An exploration into all things ELT

The TEFLology Podcast

A Podcast about Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

The Art of TEFL

On EFL, language teaching, linguistics and related topics

TEFLtastic

Classroom materials and teaching tips from TEFL lifer Alex Case. See the drop-down menus under the photo for thousands of photocopiables and articles, and for how to support TEFLtastic

Learning English with Oxford

The latest language learning tips, resources, and content from Oxford University Press.