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My top 10(+!) EAP resources

Now that I am (temporarily) teaching EAP (English for Academic Purposes), I thought I would combine my Top 10’s in ELT idea with my useful EAP resources… 1,415 more words

Learner Autonomy

Can Differentiated Instruction lead to Self-Directed Learning?

My question in this entry is whether Differentiated Instruction (DI) can be justified for the opportunity it offers to kick-start and scaffold the process of becoming a self-directed learner. 552 more words

Education

Autonomous learning (4) - Graded Readers

This is the fourth in a series of posts whose goal is to explore ways of helping learners develop their language skills autonomously. The first two posts are specific to listening. 2,821 more words

Activities

Leading to #independence; From students to #Lifelong learners

”Students keep asking me, how do I do this? But I’ve just explained it, for like the third time.”

”They get excited when I show something on the whiteboard, but it’s only for about as long as the class lasts. 731 more words

EFL

Autonomous skill development (3) - text mining

This is the third in a series of posts whose goal is to explore ways of helping learners develop their language skills autonomously. The first two posts are specific to listening. 1,598 more words

Activities

Learn a language in 6 months

In January I started a series of blog posts on learning languages, speculating how we could learn faster and more effectively. I decided to use these tips in practice to see if I could learn a new language in 6 months, and I chose Portuguese. 1,407 more words

Some Theory

markgholloway reblogged this on bespoking and commented:

There's obvious scope for getting students to read this post (or some linked to from it) in order to think about / discuss what makes a good language learner and what they can do to develop their proficiency in English over the following 2-3 months. Which of the activities referred to do they currently do? Which do they think they should try? For the all-important critical thinking element, can our learners see any ways in which this teacher's experience might NOT be relevant to their own? They might note that, as a language teacher he may have an advantage when it comes to awareness and noticing, and perhaps more significantly, since he already speaks Spanish, is it such a huge leap to learn a related language like Portuguese? Presumably this is quite a different proposition to a Chinese speaker learning English.

Flip Your Classroom

  Flip your classroom : reach every student in every class every day by  Jonathan Bergmann & Aaron Sams

The idea of the flipped classroom is a relatively new, and while there isn’t any solid research about how it affects student achievement,  it is still an instructional strategy with merit.  326 more words

Education