Tuesday, July 16, 2024

What’s trending now

This issue is packed with the topics everyone is talking about right now

With the world returning to something like normal where the pandemic is concerned, at long last we’re able to meet again in person. So, with a general sigh of relief, the IATEFL conference is happening in person and face to face, this year in Belfast.

If you’re one of those looking forward to attending, or just want to know what and who will be there, turn to page 22 to check out Pete Sharma’s round up of consultancies and software, where he takes a look at the latest innovations.

We also look at what else is trending in the world of English language teaching, starting with language travel and how the combined forces of Covid and Brexit have made their impact on this sector. Next up is an in-depth dive into phonics and the latest thinking on the subject, garnered from a meta-analysis of 46 studies. We also explain how they can be applied practically in the classroom.

“The combined forces of Covid and Brexit have made their impact on this sector”

Have you used graded readers in your lessons? And if not, why not? If it’s because you’re unsure of their value or how to use them, Sue Leather explains all on page 18.

We’ve noticed a number of new proficiency tests coming on to the market. Find out what they’re best for, which ones test what and how to prepare your students for them on page 20.

And, as a follow-up to the article in our previous issue on a case brought by a non-native speaking teacher in the EU, the lawyer who represented her lays out the intricacies of the law and how it can be applied on page 26.

You’ll find plenty of teachers’ tips and interesting news on the following pages and, if you’d like to get involved and contribute, please do get in touch via email at editor@elgazette.com

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Liz Granirer
Liz Granirer
Liz has been a journalist for many years. She is currently editor of EL Gazette and has previously edited the magazines Young Performer, StepForward and Accounting Technician; been deputy editor on Right Start magazine; chief sub editor on Country Homes & Interiors; and sub editor on easyJet Traveller, Lonely Planet and Family Traveller magazines, along with a number of others.
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