Teaching reading to increase learner motivation

How can we turn our EFL learners into skillful readers? Here are 7 points to consider when teaching reading in the language classroom

Tips for successful speaking activities in the EFL classroom

How can we create speaking activities that will boost our EFL learners’ communicative competence? Here are 7 points to keep in mind when setting up a speaking task 1. Purpose: Fluency? Accuracy? Training in discussion skills? What is the purpose of the speaking activity? Do we want to focus on fluency or accuracy? Will we …

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8 tips on improving our EFL learners’ listening skills

How can we help our learners develop effective listening skills? Here are 8 key points to consider when giving out listening tasks in an EFL classroom Focus on our learners’ specific needs What is the purpose behind the listening tasks we give out to the class? What do we want to achieve? These are key …

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7 tips on integrating literature in the EFL classroom

   How can we use literature as a tool to promote foreign language learning? Here are 7 key points to consider when using literary texts in the EFL classroom: L2 literary texts as part of the CLIL (Content and language integrated learning) approach to teaching. Focus on content and form     It is important to …

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EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT GRAMMAR TEACHING: 7 key points to consider when introducing new grammar to an EFL classroom

To what extent should we explicitly introduce new grammatical structures to our students? How can our learners benefit from implicit teaching? Here are 7 key points to consider when introducing a new grammatical structure in an EFL classroom Meaningful context     Grammar practice is most effective when it is meaningful and contextualized. Grammar should not …

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