By Katherine Bilsborough *Groundhog Day: a situation in which events are or appear to be continually repeated Have you ever noticed that students make the same mistakes over and over again, even when you’ve drawn attention to a specific error, explained why it is wrong and given them practice in the particular language point in … More Groundhog Day in the Exam Preparation Classroom
Laura’s Feedback: We’re back! This year, the ELT conference at International House Barcelona (http://www.ihes.com/bcn/tt/conference.html) has been particularly inspiring. It was encouraging to hear from Nayr Ibrahim about how multilingualism is increasingly present in this day and age, and it felt a bit nostalgic to hear Scott Thornbury recalling Communicative Language Teaching in its heyday: I consider … More Back from IH Barcelona ELT Conference 2017: Fresh Feedback
‘Social language’, ‘schools as social ecologies’, ‘pedagogical caring’ (Sarah Mercer), bringing the world of communication and the classroom together through technology to promote experiential learning (Scott Thornbury), ‘negotiation of homework’ and the 21 century skills (Lynn Durrant) are some of the key principles and notions that these speakers of such prominence put forward at the … More My thoughts on the International House Conference in Barcelona
Here’s the picture gallery of L&T at IH Barcelona ELT conference 2017. Check out our fresh feedback and thoughts on the event!
An activity that encourages sharing language learning experiences, based on the “Teacher’s Experience as a Language Learner” Post.
A B1 and B2 mingle activity to raise learners’ awareness of the study habits and provide them with ways to enhance their learning and boost their self-confidence.
This is an A2 integrated-skills (Reading-Writing-Speaking) activity on seasons and colours.
I am very excited about writing this, as this is my first blog post as a writer. I am also very excited because it’s about what motivates people to keep learning languages. When I first thought about writing this post, I did some reading and took notes on what factors motivated learners to learn, and … More The Teacher’s Experience as a Language Learner: a Powerful Motivation Tool
More often than not, we see our learners struggle with the new vocabulary and seem to easily forget it despite their good intentions. They spend hours and hours learning the new words, i.e., their spelling, meaning, synonyms or derivatives and they end up remembering half of them or even worse they’re not able to use … More Ways of recording new words
Instilling in learners love and passion for learning a foreign language is a demanding and ongoing process, thus making the learner feel comfortable right from the beginning of the course is a bet the teacher has to win. This is not always easy to achieve, especially with the adults, who have very high expectations of … More Motivating learners by establishing good teaching practices