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Three simple ways to use power points in ELT

Power point presentations were never meant for English language teaching, but they lend themselves to lesson plans in myriad ways and are a great way to get one’s feet wet in the waters of technology  A very simple power point can be a reusable answer key, a worksheet, a game, or some other interactive practice.   530 more words


Start the Day with a Grammar Throwdown!

Students love games. A little competition can often bring out the best in them.

A Grammar Throwdown is a very simple yet effective game you can bring to any class to reinforce the grammar your students are studying or need to review. 423 more words


Trio: A writing series that spirals language for beginning writers

Language tends to spiral like nature. As planets spiral around the sun, so the sun spirals around the galaxy. On earth, hurricanes spiral, picking up objects and pulling them into whirling winds. 932 more words


A seed beneath the snow...

From Anarchy in Action (1973) by Colin Ward:

Anarchist society, a society which organizes itself without authority, is always in existence, like a seed beneath the snow, buried under the weight of the state and its bureaucracy, capitalism and its waste, privilege and its injustices,nationalism and its suicidal loyalties,religious differences and their superstitious separatism…

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Political Economy

(Beautiful) Quotables from our students

In honor of summer break, it’s a good time for a little pleasure reading.  We’ve been collecting Quotables from our students for years now.  Some of them come to us in a first, second, or final draft.   324 more words


Interview with Dr Catherine Burke

Dr Catherine Burke is a well-known historian of childhood, education and school design whose books include School (2008) and The School I’d Like (2003), both co-authored with Ian Grosvenor.   2,226 more words

School Design

A Resource for English Language Teachers

We are teachers, teacher trainers, and materials writers.  To us, the English language is a living, breathing creature, always on the move, elusive, and endlessly fascinating.  98 more words