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Iatefl 2018: Sussing out Sussex

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The beautiful coastal county of Sussex offers some of the best English language learning opportunities in the UK, writes Melanie Butler

This year’s Iatefl conference is based in Brighton, the largest town in the county of Sussex and one of the largest centres for English language teaching in the country.

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Iatefl 2018: Let’s make pron more than an add-on

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Pronunciation is regarded by many as a ‘frill’ in language learning, but teachers owe it to students to make it a core part of their lessons, writes Wayne Rimmer

I was sitting in the teachers’ room one afternoon when my colleague Dan wandered in and asked, ‘Where do they keep that pronunciation stuff?’

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Iatefl 2018: Telling fairytales

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I have been in language teaching for over forty years, working as a freelance ELT author for the last thirty. I have written support materials for graded readers but never actually written any readers myself. I never thought there was a need for any more.

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Iatfel: 2018: Buffeted by change


The Gazette asks Esol experts Philida Schellekens and Jennie Turner about good practice they have seen, and the bumpy ride that is teaching English to newcomers in England

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Iatfel: 2018: Rise of the machines?

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As new players enter the market, technology is becoming a vital part of language testing – but the human element is still vital, Dr Michael Milanovic tells the El Gazette

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Iatfel: 2018: ‘After 40 years I still don’t know the answer to that question’

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From humble Tefl beginnings to top of the tree at the British Council, John Knagg tells Melanie Butler he still wants to know the best way to teach English to children.

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Iatfel: 2018: ‘Your students are your biggest resource’


If you are working in an under-resourced classroom with very large classes, the key is to draw on the varied talents of your pupils, writes Harry Kuchah

You might not believe it, but my early childhood ambition was to be a bus conductor, and then in secondary school I wanted to be a police officer.

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