19.3 C
Cambridge
Sunday, August 18, 2019

Tag: Standard

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...

‘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 divided more evenly, argues Des Ryan A...

Interact in Israel

Plays and puppets are an excellent way to get children in Israel – both Arabs and Jews – to interact in English, as Charles...

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...

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...

Chinese to redefine native speaker teachers?

China is set to redefine native-speaker teachers to include citizens of former colonies where English is used as a second language, according to Philippine...

MOST POPULAR