Designing reading activities for the foreign language classroom: some key points to consider

Instilling the ‘reading bug’ to our learners may be one of the greatest achievements of a language teacher. We need to make our students want to read in the TL not because they have to but because they want to. This starts in the language classroom by choosing interesting texts, relevant to their age, levelContinue reading “Designing reading activities for the foreign language classroom: some key points to consider”

Managing speaking tasks in the EFL classroom

A checklist of things to consider when planning speaking tasks for the foreign language classroom Task-setting (the pre-task stage) Brainstorming, activating learner schemata     What support do our learners need to be able to carry out the speaking task? How much do they know about the topic? Do they need some help with language toContinue reading “Managing speaking tasks in the EFL classroom”

Introducing and practising new language in the EFL classroom

    When we plan to focus on a new TL pattern (a new linguistic structure, a new grammar point etc.) there are several points to keep in mind. We must think of the most effective ways to introduce this new linguistic information, to grade the level of difficulty of the tasks according to our learners’Continue reading “Introducing and practising new language in the EFL classroom”

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