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The Isle of Jura

If you’re looking to “get away from it all” and you want an adventurous holiday, you might be interested in visiting the Isle of Jura, off the west coast of Scotland. Described as “one...

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Stonehenge

2016 will see not only the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, but another anniversary connected with an important tourist attraction and symbol of British Culture – Stonehenge. No, that doesn’t mean that...

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland, with a population of 228,990. Situated between the River Dee and the River Don on the north-east coast, it is a Royal Burgh with a charter...

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Newcastle

A renowned British journalist, who spent the 1950s “on the road”, touring Britain as a member of a jazz group, observed that the further away from London he travelled, the more individuality and character...

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St. Andrews

The town of St Andrews, situated on the east coast of Scotland, in the “East Neuk” (Scots for “corner”) of the county of Fife, has a historical and cultural importance out of all proportion...

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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...

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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)...

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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....

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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...