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Reach digital nirvana


Wayne Trotman reads a book that blends critical thinking with online nous

Thinking Critically Through Digital Media
Nik Peachey. Edited By Maria Fuller

This book describes itself as ‘a manual for teachers wanting to build their students’ digital literacy skills and critical thinking in an interactive, student-centred manner’. This sounds like just the thing for language learners and teachers hoping to negotiate our current century.

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Review: Puzzle practice

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Exploratory Practice (EP) began to emerge in the early 1990s, partly in response to the then more established forms of practitioner research such as Action Research (AR) and Reflective Practice (RP). For many involved in language teaching, these terms are perhaps still a mystery.

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Itchy Feet - July

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Reviews in brief - June 2017

Solutions 2nd Edition Pre-Intermediate,
Tim Falla, Paul A Davies OUP; 9780194552875

This is the second edition of a five-level English course for teenagers. The ten units cover the grammar, vocabulary and language skills typical at A2/B1 level. Additional strands focus on culture and ‘everyday English’. The variety of topics covered is impressive and ranges from cyber-crime to body language.

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Critical reading


Anna Phillips finds wisdom in a book for novice teachers

How can we help novice Esol teachers ‘survive’ in the classroom? In other words, how can they teach effectively while at the same time developing their own teaching skills?

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