Learning and Working Conditions for ESL Teachers OR Plus ca change… — Supporting Teachers of Additional Language Learners

In the late 1980s and early 1990s everyone who was working with English as a second/additional language learners was working very hard to set up appropriate parameters for this relatively ‘new’ specialty area. In fact the Ministry of Education was so engaged in the process that it included an ESL Advisory Committee, an ESL Curriculum […]

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How language drives students’ transition from rural to urban areas — Blogging for the ELT Community

Thelma Kathleen Buchholz Mort, Cape Peninsula University of Technology Molofo and Bulewani are training as teachers at a university in one of South Africa’s largest cities, Cape Town. Both young men come from rural backgrounds and English is not their first language. Their experiences of moving from a rural area to a city, and of […]

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Ten Dos & Don’ts of Teaching Vocabulary — edensESL

This is a great chart and article that addresses some misconceptions we may have about teaching vocabulary. I came across an article a while back about teaching vocabulary. It’s always a challenge to teach, because usually most methods rely on rote memorization and drilling. Both of those methods a… Source: Ten Dos & Don’ts of […]

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Content-Based Language Instruction — educationalresearchtechniques

Content-Based language instruction (CBIL) is the use of subject matter to teach English. For example, using a history course to teach students English rather than using specifically design English curriculum. In this post, we will examine more closely this approach to language teaching. Assumptions CBIL has the following assumptions about language learning People learn a […]

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