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Read more ...Undoubtedly, change is inevitable in today’s life. Since development means change and growth, can outside change become the motive to personal development? Defining the term teacher development, it is “the process whereby teachers’ professionality and/or professionalism may be considered to be enhanced (Evans, 2010, p. 131) and professionality in turn...

Read more ...When Forest Gump (Tom Hanks) sits on the bench offering chocolates to the listeners of his life story while this story is unfolded before viewers’ eyes, Forest breaks the so-called fourth wall convention.   By Dimitris Maroulis, AdvDipEd – MEd – EdDoctorate   Fourth wall is a convention that best describes the relationship between the stage action...

Read more ...Supposing you hold the currently released ELT News issue, the present feature section must be of fervent interest to the readership.   Reasons for Prioritizing Lifelong Education and Skills Development   Through educating oneself, the ESL/EFL teacher accomplishes an influential multi- faceted effect:   They essentially nurture their professional...

Read more ...Are you considering working with adults? Have you been approached by adults who would like to brush up their English or restart from where they’d stopped some years ago? In these cases you may not know exactly what they need and/or you maybe unsure of where to start with them.   By Maroussa Pavli Those learners sometimes say ‘‘I’d like to start my...

Read more ...Can there be a comeback? Psychologists Jeffrey Bowers, Sven L. Mattys, and Suzanne Gage from the University of Bristol performed an interesting survey a few years ago. They selected English native speakers who had learned some difficult foreign languages such as Hindi or Zulu.  By Emmanuel Bouhalakis, EFL Tutor Their findings, which appeared in an...

Read more ...  More and more adults are signing up for English classes either to receive a certificate, refresh their long-forgotten skills or just be able to use English for professional or personal reasons. While teachers might think adults will be ‘easier’ lessons because they are mature, more disciplined and know what they want, it sometimes doesn’t work out that...

Read more ...Picking the right course book isn’t always an easy task. What you think may be the best choice, can prove to be a costly mistake for your class. However, no textbook can perfectly fit in each and every teaching situation and satisfy the needs of every group of learners or meet the requirements of every curriculum, or even suit every teacher. As...

Read more ...Coursebooks are nowadays main sources of information in teaching; they help in achieving aims and objectives that have already been set in terms of learner needs. They are a useful aid for everybody who uses them - teachers as well as learners. In general, coursebooks tend to be appreciated but there are certain dangers: teachers who over-use a coursebook...

Read more ...Illustrated storybooks provide an ideal resource for helping children learn English. This is because children love listening to stories. Storybooks present language in familiar and memorable contexts, and high quality illustrations help children understand as they match what they hear to what they see. In this way, children develop their visual literacy...

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