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Saturday, July 4, 2020

“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...

Zoom to the future?

Across all sectors the UK’s language lockdown has sent learning online but there is still a future for schools, says Melanie Butler All over...

Get on the Thinking Train

Gavin Biggs talks to Ron Ragsdale about the new series from Helbling What led you to your ELT writing career? I have always wanted to...

Effective EAP

Diane Schmitt talks to the Gazette about NCUK’s recent effectiveness study What is NCUK? NCUK is a consortium of universities with a global network of...

Is your journey really necessary?

The coronavirus has closed education down everywhere, but when the world opens up, it is educational travel which is most at risk, say Melanie...

Let’s not go back to business as usual

Getting back to normal is the last thing we need, argues Chris Etchells, author of ELTFootprint.uk, if it means sacrificing the health of the...

Teach in Australia

Phiona Stanley reviews the pros and cons of teaching “down under” Ah, Australia: surf some big waves, take a selfie with a quokka, and hang...

“We should start by putting ourselves first, not our students”

Students suffer when teachers are stressed out, argues Lara Statham We always hear that we should be putting our students first. And I believe that...

An unexpected bonus?

To help differentiate our very top centres we’ve been diving deep in the data, as Melanie Butler explains More language centres have received more areas...

Wise words from a summer school super-head

Millfield’s Mark Greenow reveals to Melanie Butler his secrets for success He doesn’t just run Millfield English Language Holiday Courses, our top-ranking boarding school courses....

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UK Govt. bails out British Council, which has been suffering catastrophic losses since the worldwide closures of its profitable language schools. £60 Govt package (in addition to £28 million bail-out earlier) should keep BC operating until August. https://www.elgazette.com/uk-government-bails-out-british-council/

Malta is to re-open its English language schools in July. It will lift travel restrictions from 19 countries, but only two of these (Germany and Austria) are among its traditIonal markets. https://www.elgazette.com/malta-to-open-elt-in-july/

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