Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Issue 470 - May 2020

Correcting teachers’ preconceptions of corrective feedback

Inexperienced teachers hesitate to correct, especially explicitly, despite believing that students need corrective feedback, according to a Canadian study. Ninety-nine pre-service ESL teachers were asked to rate their agreement with...

“Content must cease to be a slave to the language.”

Language classes shouldn’t be language led. CLIL shows us that concept and competences are key, argues Phil Ball There’s...

Online lessons from Tesol

UK unis can learn from ELT says Melanie Butler As British universities lobby the government to cover some of...

Making the grade in extensive reading

Matt Salusbury introduces the books on this year's ERF shortlist This year’s crop of 17 shortlisted titles have just...

Making the most of morphemes

Morphemic regularity may help babies acquire concepts like number and gender Research has long shown that, whatever their L1,...

Correcting teachers’ preconceptions of corrective feedback

Inexperienced teachers hesitate to correct, especially explicitly, despite believing that students need corrective feedback, according to a Canadian study. Ninety-nine pre-service ESL teachers were asked...

“Content must cease to be a slave to the language.”

Language classes shouldn’t be language led. CLIL shows us that concept and competences are key, argues Phil Ball There’s an extract from an EL textbook...

Online lessons from Tesol

UK unis can learn from ELT says Melanie Butler As British universities lobby the government to cover some of the £1 billion in costs of...

Making the grade in extensive reading

Matt Salusbury introduces the books on this year's ERF shortlist This year’s crop of 17 shortlisted titles have just been announced for The Extensive Reading...

Making the most of morphemes

Morphemic regularity may help babies acquire concepts like number and gender Research has long shown that, whatever their L1, infants learn words at much the...

Schools and universities shed staff as students shun courses overseas

According to the Unesco Institute of Statistics, the end of the first week in April saw 1.5 billion children out of school across the...
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