The role of ‘noticing’ in grammar teaching

When is noticing successful? What methods can we use to bring a certain grammatical structure to our students’ attention? Here are 7 tips for effective grammar teaching in the EFL classroom The importance of noticing in successful language learning has been highlighted by many linguists and SLA researchers (Skehan, Long, Harmer, Thornbury). There seems to …

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The role of constructive feedback in the EFL classroom

How can our EFL learners benefit from our comments on their work? Here are 9 tips on using meaningful feedback to improve student performance and promote language learning The importance of positive feedback to increase learner motivation Everybody loves being praised for the work they’ve done. Our students need encouragement, they need to be told …

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Encouraging student participation in the EFL classroom

How can we give our students a more active role in language learning? Here are 7 points to consider in order to promote active learning and encourage learner autonomy in the EFL classroom. Making conscious decisions about the lesson     Active involvement is key to a successful learning environment. By letting our students have their …

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