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Myanmar Reading and Listening

Myanmar – Reading and Listening Skills: Receptive but not passive!

Myanmar – Reading and Listening Skills: Receptive but not passive! When learners are listening or reading, there may not appear to be much happening, but it would be a mistake to regard these receptive skills as purely passive. If the text is engaging and the learners are motivated, the cognitive and affective processing that is […]

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Pharos Uni webinars 2023

Pharos University : Think globally, act locally: materials adaptation

Think globally, act locally: materials adaptation As every teacher knows, there is no such thing as the perfect coursebook. Published materials are always written for idealised teaching situations and always require some degree of adaptation to meet the needs of the learner in particular classrooms. Indeed, we could say that the teachers are always the

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LPA – Agency for promoting Foreign Languages, Uzbekistan

LPA – Agency for promoting Foreign Languages, Uzbekistan In partnership with NILE, TransformELT provided a 12-week course (April-June 2022) for the Innovative Centre in Samarkand, preparing teachers for Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT). Support and guidance were also provided for Cambridge Delta. The TKT course was delivered remotely via Zoom and supported with asynchronous feedback

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The CAMELTA Conference 2022

The CAMELTA Conference On the 25th May 2022, Globe hosted the ‘CAMELTA Research Group and Department of English ENS Yaounde joint conference’. This event was hosted by Erik Ekembe, the Researching in the English Classroom PLC mentor, which consisted of presenters from Mexico, Congo, Sierra Leone, India and more. It was Co-chaired by Catherine Motto, CAMELTA National President,

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Designing Tasks for LGBTQAI+ Inclusive Teaching and Learning in EFL Education

Designing Tasks for LGBTQAI+ Inclusive Teaching and Learning in EFL Education Thorsen Merse leads a very informative webinar and provides much food for thought about textbook content and opportunities for showcasing inclusivity. He leads the LGBTQAI+ PLC where you can take this concept further or start a new discussions. Recording of all these live events

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Deep Processing

Deep processing Jeremy Harmer talked us through the connection between ‘deep processing’ and language learning by exploring the following questions: 1. How do learners remember words and phrases? 2. How does automaticity happen? 3. What drives students to learn in the first place? He illustrated his points by sharing some classroom activities and finished the

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Visual Literacy and Visual Thinking: Seeing Beyond the Surface

Visual Literacy and Visual Thinking: Seeing beyond the surface Sharon Hartle is joined by her PhD student Georgia Andreolli in highlighting the benefits of helping our learners develop their visual thinking strategies alongside their language learning. They also demonstrate how important it is to word our inquiry questions in such a way as to open

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