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writing_challenges

The many challenges of academic writing for ESL

This month I will be teaching a new academic writing course for second language students at my university. I am thus thinking a lot about writing these days and looking forward to helping my...

revision

Entertaining ways of revising

Revise, Remember, Use Have you ever experienced the pain of endless revision lessons with doing numerous vocabulary and grammar exercises? Sounds like a nightmare all of us would like to avoid. Let’s save the...

language-english

English essence. A mini-guide to the English character

The English language is one of the most basic and indispensable agents of intellectual, scientific, business and artistic progress. It enables and facilitates exchange of thought, linking people of very different cultures and professional...

books

Creative and personal responses to literary texts in ELT

While there are many benefits to the use of literary texts in English Language Teaching (Xerri & Xerri Agius, 2012), a teacher-centred approach hampers the process of exploiting such texts for language learning purposes....

classroom

Drama and project work in English lessons

Drama and project work are one of many active methods which can be successfully applied during the educational process of teaching the English language to young learners. Those two mentioned methods not only are...

philosophy

Should we teach Philosophy to ESL college level students?

Would anyone want to learn it? What’s it all about anyway? Existentialism, empiricism, ontology, any idea what they mean? Kant, Heidegger and Kierkegaard; can you pronounce their names correctly? Once you’ve done that, now...