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Issue 463 - Jan/Feb 2019

OUT OF THE BOX

Challenge inappropriate behavior A policy on bullying and harassment is not enough to protect employers or their staff, warns Varinder Unlu With all the recent high-profile events and cases of harassment...

‘We’ve run out of students: on your bike, mate.’

Point of View Des Ryan The Irish EFL industry could be a win-win for everyone if the income were...

English Medium Instruction

Content and Language in Policy and Practice Ernesto Macaro Oxford University Press: Oxford Applied Linguistics ISBN: 978-0-19-440396-2 EMI (English Medium Instruction) is...

Business Vocabulary in Use Intermediate 3rd Edition

Bill Mascull Cambridge University Press ISBN: 978-1-31662997-0 The latest edition of this business vocabulary book contains 66, two-page units, arranged into...

ETpedia™ Exams

500 Ideas for Preparing Students for EFL Exams Louis Rogers and John Hughes with Vanessa Reis Esteves Pavilion Publishing and...

Behind every great destination there’s always a great trainer

Bristol, as we report on page 16, is the best place to study English in the UK based on British Council inspection results. But,...

Babies can tell a hum isn’t human language

Twelve-month old babies understand that foreign languages are not just noise, according to a study by Athena Vouloumanos at New York University. Babies selectively attend...

Practise pronunciation, improve listening

Teaching pronunciation to learners of Spanish as a foreign language improved intelligibility and comprehension in listening tasks, reports Elizabeth Kissling from the University of...

Making a Mark with Millfield

Mark Greenow’s first summer school was 41 years ago. Now the Director of Millfield’s summer courses, he tells Melanie Butler what he has learned Do...

SECRET SECTORS

Melanie Butler explores four more centre types Business English. There are now only seven accredited centres in the UK entirely focused on professional English. On...

Values added course books? How the topics we teach have changed in the last twenty years

Since the 1990s, ELT textbooks have increasingly embodied neoliberal assumptions, claims Keith Copley’s qualitative analysis of popular and influential ELT courses from the last...
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