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Understanding from Context

There are many different ways to think about our goals as teachers, what it is we hope to achieve with our students. We can talk about learning objectives for each lesson; we can talk about curriculum targets; we can talk about grades; we can even talk about the non-academic goals we have for developing our students’ as members of society. 1,622 more words

EFL

“Sometimes, I think they are a kind of God.” Metaphors for teachers, learners and language learning.

“Sometimes, I think they are a kind of God.” Metaphors for teachers, learners and language learning.

Darren Elliott, Nanzan University

“In order to make sense of abstract thought, humans have developed a rich facility for metaphor. 142 more words

JALT

My Teacher is a Watering Can: Metaphors and Autonomous Learning

Presented at the 48th annual meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Aston University, Birmingham, UK on September 4th, 2015

Abstract

In order to make sense of abstract thought, humans have developed a rich facility for metaphor. 1,257 more words

Presentation

EFL Listening lesson: what one class learned (and taught me) about learner autonomy

This is a story about listening. About about how, in an effort to encourage learner autonomy, I helped some students start to overcome their fears of tackling authentic listening texts. 1,319 more words

Learner Autonomy

How to use the internet to improve your listening skills

Are your students struggling with authentic listening activities?

Below is a brief guide I wrote to help my EFL students overcome both confidence issues and poor strategic choices when doing independent listening at home ( 763 more words

Activities

TEFL Interviews 23: Hayo Reinders on the Future of Language Learning

Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters!

Today we’re delighted to bring you an interview with Prof. 118 more words

Interviews

Developing Learner Autonomy through a Selection of Practical Reading and Writing Activities

As students acclimate to university life, they often are encouraged by teachers to take their education into their own hands by becoming responsible for their own learning, what teachers refer to as ‘being an autonomous learner.’  While most teachers try to balance stick-and-carrot motivation, from the student perspective it usually boils down to either having more tasks to complete for explicit credit (viewed as a stick) or to the broad, and most likely ignored, realm of ‘self-study’ (a dangling carrot).  162 more words