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Fake news - a lesson plan

Fake news, post-truth, and alternative facts are three buzz terms that seem to sum up this strange time we live in. It’s something that fascinates me, and as a language teacher I feel that I’m in a position where I can not only discuss this with my students of all ages, but also help them to become more critical in how they interact with the news that comes their way. 424 more words

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Voice and Video recordings as homewrok. Our talk from IATEFL. Part 1

It was the first time we presented at IATEFL. The talk went well and we were delighted to get positive feedback and so much interest in the topic from the audience. 396 more words

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Friday Five: Activities for Teaching Any Shakespeare Play at Any Level

As the year winds down and we move in to summer, I know many of you will spend time building and enhancing your curriculum.  Here are 5 ideas for teaching Shakespeare that you might consider implementing next year.   167 more words

Friday Five

PCTELA Fund Teachers from the Dream Reflection #3

PCTELA was awarded the Fund Teachers for the Dream grant this year. NCTE was extremely generous in awarding this grant. They’ve given us the opportunity to mentor three fabulous pre-service teachers from Pennsylvania. 727 more words

Professional Development

Art lesson resource: Film Noir Photos

Here is  a recent project I have completed with Year 9 GCSE Photography students based on the theme of Film Noir imagery. Developed from a project created many years ago for the NCFE level 2 course, there are a few essentials needed but basically it is about interpretation of the visual style. 684 more words

Art & Design

NCTE Fund Teachers for the Dream Reflection #2

PCTELA was awarded the Fund Teachers for the Dream grant this year! NCTE was extremely generous in awarding this grant. They’ve given us the opportunity to mentor three fabulous pre-service teachers from Pennsylvania. 721 more words

Book Reviews

A dictation children enjoy

Spelling is essential to master for success in language learning, especially English.

Dictation by no means is an excellent way to assess and most importantly  encourage children to learn spelling. 213 more words

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