Kategoria: methodology

l1

Reducing L1 in the English classroom

L1 vs. L2 in the classroom Should there be L1 in the English classroom? It’s an age-old debate. Deller (2003) believes that it is useful for students to use L1 in the classroom in...

poetry

Who is afraid of poetry in the CLIL classroom?

In 2007, Carter stated that “literature has begun to assume a higher profile in contexts of second language acquisition” (p. 10). This assertion was made at the time CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)...

ESL

Measuring progress in academic ESL classes

Language teachers often discuss the difficulty of measuring how well their students are doing. A typical comment goes something like, “When you’re testing in a history class (or biology, or law, etc.) it’s easy....

multilevel

Assessment in the multi-level classroom

Testing and assessment are important in any classroom. In addition to the obvious goal of finding out if students have learned what is required for the end of term or year, assessment also gives...

novels

Using graphic novels in the ELT classroom

Graphic novels are becoming more and more prominent in ELT, either as stand-alone illustrated readers or as stories integrated into general coursebooks, such as in Interactive Student’s Book 1-4 (Cambridge University Press). A graphic...

young

Coming of age as a teacher

I envy new teachers! When you are a new teacher, everything you do is new. While ‘learning the ropes’, you constantly take risks and experiment, evaluate and take decisions. There are so many surprises:...