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Mirror, mirror…


Reflective practice is more than casually pondering your effectiveness as a teacher, a new book is keen to stress.

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Do a lot with a little


English teaching around the world often takes place in under-resourced classrooms so how do teachers make the most of what they have?

Teaching in low-resource
classrooms: voices of experience
British Council, Eds: Richard Smith,
Amol Padwad and Deborah Bullock
ISBN: 978-0-86355-884-0

Throughout the world, the authors of this e-book write, English is often taught in classrooms with few resources.

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Word up!

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Wayne Trotman reads a book looking at how teachers can improve their students’ vocabulary learning.

How Vocabulary is Learned
By Stuart Webb and Paul Nation
Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers

You might be asking if there’s a need for yet another book dealing with vocabulary learning. However, as the authors point out, there is still a lack of clarity over the best way to learn lexis, despite a recent surge of research in this area. Around 30 per cent of the research into vocabulary in the last 100 years has been carried out since 2001.

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