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Useful links for CPD McKinsey’s report: Husband’s article: TeachingEnglish CPD: Futurelearn MOOC: (Professional practices for English language teaching; Understanding language; Understanding IELTS, Exploring English: Shakespeare Ann  Burns on collaborative action research: Ann Burns on institutional and organisational research: Divya … Continue reading

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Monitoring and feedback

Ways to monitor Moving along learners Praising learners Making sure individual learners are on task Tracking learners’ progress Correcting learners Encouraging one learner to help another Checking instructions Advantages of monitoring Makes teacher more approachable Teacher perceived as being supportive … Continue reading

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Some useful sites for teachers: Some useful resources for collaborative learning: Cowley, S The Seven R’s of Great Group Work (Sue Cowley Books, 2013) de A’Echevarria, A and Patience, I Teaching Thinking (Teachers’ … Continue reading

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Using inclusive practices in the classroom

Before looking at how to improve your knowledge of inclusive practices the first point that needs to be stressed is that teachers should not be trying to identify special needs in their classroom. Your expertise lies in your ability to … Continue reading

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An International English?

A friend recently went to a training session conducted by a young American teacher. She picked up a few new ideas and was generally pleased with the content except for one strange piece of advice. The teacher told the group … Continue reading

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Getting the best out of using video in EFL classrooms

Writing subtitles Bombay TV This site is a lot of fun and learners can make their own dialogue and pairs can come up to the front and read it out while the clip is playing. Dot sub This site … Continue reading

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Get ready for action! (how to conduct an ELT action research project)

Read articles (online or off-line) on the subject  Also all of the main publishers websites include articles (see links under ‘Ready-made lesson plans’): • reading

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