Genre and register in language education

Why are genre and register useful concepts in language teaching? How can we use them to maximize learning opportunities in the EFL classroom? Here are 5 tips on using register and genre to promote language learning. Register is concerned with the linguistic features of a text that reflect the social context in which the textContinue reading “Genre and register in language education”

Evaluating grammar materials

What are the main criteria for evaluating the grammar tasks we give out to our students? What can we do to make the activities more effective? Here are 7 points to consider when selecting grammar activities for the EFL classroom Does the activity serve the overall purpose of our lesson?     Depending on our lesson’sContinue reading “Evaluating grammar materials”

Teaching receptive skills: the main goals of a reading activity

What are the main teaching aims of a reading task in the EFL classroom? Here are 8 points to consider when selecting authentic reading activities for our learners. Boosting student motivation through engaging reading activities Instilling the ‘reading bug’ to our learners may be one of the greatest achievements of a language teacher. We needContinue reading “Teaching receptive skills: the main goals of a reading activity”

The role of inductive grammar learning in the EFL classroom

How can we effectively use inductive learning in our EFL grammar lessons? Here are the main advantages of learning by discovery and some key points to consider when designing inductive grammar activities for our language classroom.       “Inductive learning means that examples are encountered before rules are inferred; deductive learning means that rules are presentedContinue reading “The role of inductive grammar learning in the EFL classroom”

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