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Each of these leading experts provide insightful articles and practical ideas for using still and moving images in language education. The list of contributors include Ben Goldstein, Anna Whitcher, Antonia Clare, Paul Driver, Sylvia Karasthati, Paul Dummett, Magdalena Wasilewska, Andreia Zakime, Elena Domínguez Romero, Jelena Bobkina, Candy Fresacher, Tyson Seburn, Chrysa Papalazarou, Magdalena Brzezinska, Emma Louise Pratt, Samantha Lewis, Jean Theuma, and Valéria Benévolo França who are all also members of the Visual Arts Circle, a collective which provides a wide range of resources for you to use and encourages discussion and debate around the use of images in language teaching. The book includes a preface by Gunther Kress, Professor of Semiotics and Education in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media Within the Institute of Education of University College London. It is available by open access thanks to the support of the ELT Council. Download this publication below.

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High quality content and interaction in the ELT world I don’t think I have ever taught or observed an advanced lesson that went seriously wrong. I mean cringe-worthy wrong. Which shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, advanced students have been in the game long enough and know enough English to ensure that most of our lessons run – at worst – relatively smoothly. Except perhaps for those all-too-familiar “How do you say X?” questions (X = a word YOU don’t know), which they seem to pluck out of nowhere, at the worst possible moments.

Revising Your Teaching Philosophy for Distance Learning Like many teachers around the nation, I recently went from face-to-face teaching to online teaching with little time to prep. I first tried to emulate my normal daily procedures virtually—I thought the consistency and familiarity would be beneficial. I was wrong: Although I was doing what I thought was my best for students, there was an overall lack of engagement, even with these familiar procedures in place. I was discouraged. Using Class Dojo to reinforce positive behavior Class Dojo is a popular and somewhat controversial free tech tool for behavior management. I frequently hear it recommended by teachers at all grade levels, but am not familiar with it personally. So, I’ve invited a teacher who has used Class Dojo with her students to explain what’s worked for her. Amanda Killough, who has been teaching middle school Social Studies for eleven years, is here to share with us how Class Dojo helps reinforces positive behavior in both her individual students and the class as a whole.

Realia Here are a few suggestions for activities using realia and to consider why we may want to bring things into the class. Why use realia in class? The main advantage of using real objects in the classroom is to make the learning experience more memorable for the learner. Noticing and communicative language teaching Dear Luiz, I’ve read your post about knowing that and knowing how…I firmly believe it makes a big difference and most of advanced students present some inaccuracies in grammar deriving from the way they were exposed to the topic in their learning process. I have also done some research on Noticing and interface position. At a first glance, it seemed to me something really different, but as I saw some examples and tips on how to help students noticing, I realized it is very similar to the communicative approach. Am I right?

A Simple Notebook System for Classroom Management Posted 03/04/2014 3:40PM | Last Commented 08/02/2017 10:23AM Image Credit: © Tim Hi All, When I taught middle school, I tried lots of different methods for classroom management, but I found that basic notebooks were ultimately the thing that saved me, in two ways. I have videos on my website that explain both uses, but I'll summarize them here: First, notebooks served as an emergency brake when things got really bad. Building Rapport in the Online Classroom Student smiling after being greeted by online teacher Building rapport with students is necessary for success in any classroom, and a significant challenge in an online setting. We are separated by thousands of miles, not able to shake their little hands, give them an encouraging pat on the back, or read their full body language.

Child protection The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We believe child protection requires everyone to take responsibility. We recognise that the care and welfare of children is paramount and that all children have the right to protection from all types of harm. The British Council recognises that we have a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with, including a duty to protect them from abuse. Crazy animals and other activities for teaching young learners It brings together the experience and expertise of teachers from around the world to provide a range of stimulating and exciting classroom activities for the primary classroom. There are 50 tried and trusted activities which have been refined and improved over the years by teachers working in diverse contexts and environments. Children will enjoy practising their English through these stimulating and motivating activities. Over 1000 teachers were contacted and asked to send their favourite activities for teaching English to young learners. The most original and creative activities received were selected for this book. This book grew out of an Aston University - British Council research project called ‘Investigating Global Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners’.

English Teaching in Brazil FAQ: All Your Questions Answered Se você chegou aqui procurando um professor de inglês no Brasil, pode entrar em contato comigo que eu te indico um professor. What is it like being an English teacher in Brazil? All things considered, English teachers in Brazil have it pretty good. In my experience, Brazilian students have a strong desire to learn and come to class full of enthusiasm and ready to speak in English. Compared with students in other countries you won’t have to work as hard to get your Brazilian students to speak in class.