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Episode 63: Dictionary Update, Sustained Learning, and Pāṇini

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

In this episode, Rob reviews the latest updates to the Oxford English dictionary, Matt explores the ideas of sustained learning, and Matthew talks about the life and work of Indian grammarian Pāṇini.  55 more words


Assessment Capable Learners in the primary classroom

In this guest post Kirsten Anne shares some great advice on encouraging self-assessment in the primary classroom. 

I am a primary school teacher and currently work in a year 3 classroom.  1,324 more words


Make the Most of Your Classroom Situation

Leveraging Mixed Abilities to Reinforce Learning

Here in Indonesia—and in many other parts of the world too, I am sure—a major challenge that faces almost all teachers in almost all schools is the mixed ability class. 2,284 more words


Minecraft vs. Learner Autonomy

Minecraft is a ‘sandbox’ game that emphasises resource gathering and creativity. It was published by Mojang in 2011 and is available on most platforms.

When I was a little kid, my mum loved that I loved Lego. 694 more words

Lessons From Gaming

Were given significant input before speaking

“I give the students instructions for the activity, they know what to do, but they end up using L1 or not speaking at all”. “I can’t get my students to speak, unless it’s a very controlled activity”. 445 more words

Young Learners

Secondary Learning Objectives, Part III

Why Secondary Learning Objectives Might Be More Important than Primary Learning Objectives

Lately, I have been writing about Secondary Learning Objectives. In my last post… 1,097 more words


Secondary Learning Objectives, Part II

What I Teach When I’m Teaching English

I have just written about Secondary Learning Objectives. That post was a fairly general introduction to the concept. 1,733 more words