Selecting and evaluating listening materials for the EFL classroom

What makes an effective listening activity? Here are 7 points to consider when selecting listening tasks for the language classroom How authentic is the abstract our students will listen to? Is the listening abstract authentic or semi authentic? Does it seem to have been rehearsed/prepared?     In many EFL contexts learners do not get enough …

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How to choose effective lead-in activities to boost learner motivation

What are the main characteristics of a successful warmer? Here are 7 tips on choosing warm-up tasks for the EFL classroom     This blog post will mainly focus on the various aspects of a successful lead-in task, on how to introduce our lesson’s main goals and topic to our students by activating their previous relevant …

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Techniques for presenting new vocabulary

How can we achieve successful vocabulary learning in the EFL classroom? Here are 7 key points to focus on when introducing new lexis to our students 1. Choosing what to focus on.     Many teachers rely mainly on the syllabus for the selection of the new vocabulary items they will be presenting to their class. …

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