Tag Archives: 2007

Fresh ideas for teaching the four language skills to young learners

Teaching young learners is fun. If you are not sure, just come! Curious about what you are going to see? Then you are welcome to join me! Share ideas inspired by Oxford Basics series and other OUP methodology books, which make the primary classroom a fun place to be. The aim of this talk is [...]

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Some aspects of teaching culture and implementing combined interactive methods in the classroom

(Built on a simulation game called business maze and post game activities) With an emphasis how to combat xenophobia and racism SUMMARY: It is a study based on the general idea that the implementation of versatile methods in the classroom can raise students’ awareness of their own culture and thus help them acquire better intercultural [...]

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Corporate versus academic students when teaching Language for Specific Purposes

Abstract One of the key elements of teaching a language for specific purposes is the tight relationship between the different elements of the teaching process: students’ needs, expectations and motivations, on the one hand, course’s aims, contents, type of progression, syllabus and curricula, on the other hand. However, this relationship is different depending on the [...]

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Words don’t come easy … but should we really enjoy the silence?

The article is based on a workshop we delivered at the 16th BETA conference in Blagoevgrad, 2007.  It offers some practical activities based on song, film and book titles which can be used to practice English in an enjoyable and motivating way. The major goal of this workshop has been to offer some activities based [...]

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Approaching Marketing Concepts from a CLT perspective

Starting from the idea that the main difference between teaching General English and teaching ESP lies in the learners and their purpose for learning, we intend to develop an approach of exploiting Marketing Concepts for ESP teaching by using authentic video materials. ESP focuses more on language in the context than on grammar and language [...]

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Change the record? (Just off the record)

This article, like the interactive talk on which it is based, focuses on some practicalities and benefits of keeping a teacher’s portfolio. We invite you, the reader, to adopt an active stance and through reflection, discussion, and hands-on experience of ‘designing’ a development log and an action plan, you may feel more confident to take [...]

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Science Across the World in Teacher Training

Science Across the World is an exchange programme between schools world wide, based on two pillars: existing resources for students (age 10-16) and a database with participating schools. Amsterdam Teacher Training College offers Science Across the World as an elective course to Dutch and European Erasmus students. They work in international interdisciplinary groups. They study [...]

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Exploring common ground in bilingual brochures for Ohrid tourist area

Abstract The  paper aims to identify  categories  of specialized lexis  and selected specialized  terms  by the method of contrastive analysis. Data  consist of  a set of brochures and lists of dishes   Macedonian-English available  in the area. The second part of the paper  examines  whether selected  specialized terms  are left in  Macedonian, or translated, and if [...]

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Approaching Marketing Concepts from a CLT perspective

Starting from the idea that the main difference between teaching General English and teaching ESP lies in the learners and their purpose for learning, we intend to develop an approach of exploiting Marketing Concepts for ESP teaching by using authentic video materials. ESP focuses more on language in the context than on grammar and language [...]

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CLIL Your Teaching!

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