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Developing 21st century citizens

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A husband and wife team explain how and why they developed a new EAP course which helps students recognise their role as global citizens

ELT ‘golden couple’ Peter Levrai and Averil Bolster have been working together in ELT for 22 years and recently won an ELTon award for innovation in learner resources for Develop EAP, an English for Academic Purposes course. Here, they explain how and why they produced the programme, which is focused around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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The art of teaching

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Photographer and EL teacher Steve Pellerine talks to Claudia Civinini about using the visual arts to boost learners’ literacy

Handing English language learners a sponge and some paint and asking them to ‘paint what comes’ might not appear like a promising teaching method for a foreign language. But Canadian EL instructor and photographer Steve Pellerine has found that the technique, along with others based around the visual arts, has helped some of his most challenging groups to learn.

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Screeching to the test

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Teacher Rhian Webb describes how she finally grew to see the benefits of regular unannounced ‘pop up’ tests in her ELT classroom

When I was first told that my students would have to sit frequent ‘pop quizzes’, I thought the university where I had just started working was being innovative and fun. After all, why wouldn’t students want to learn English through their knowledge of pop music? In reality, nothing could have been further from the truth.

When I asked my colleagues about what a pop quiz involved, I was told that students ‘would know what to do’.

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