Creativity and creative thinking are generally viewed as positive elements in a classroom. When students are being creative, we assume they are having fun, they are motivated and they are using language in a way which will be memorable to them. Similarly, when we describe a colleague as ‘creative’, it’s assumed we are being positive… via 7 steps Towards Creative Thinking in the ELT Classroom — National Geographic Learning: In Focus
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Making Business English materials that reflect learner realities: Webinar summary and Q&A for MaWSIG
In this post, John Hughes shares a summary of his MaWSIG meets BESIG webinar, Making Business English materials that reflect learner realities, and follows up on some of the questions that were raised in the Q&A section at the end. The webinar was held on 6 December 2019. You can find a recording. of the… via Making Business English materials that reflect learner realities: Summary and Q&A — MaWSIG
In my previous post, I looked at one way to plan an entire lesson around a video by using a before/while/after-you-watch structure. It’s a reliable structure which allows a teacher to plan a series of exercises with almost any type of video. However, one of the most common problems I notice when observing many video-based… via Collaborative learning with a kinetic typography video — National Geographic Learning: In Focus
A before/while/after you watch approach to planning a video lesson — National Geographic Learning: In Focus
In a new series of posts on the subject of using video with language learners, I plan to look at a range of issues relating to this area of English language teaching such as the criteria for selecting video, how different genre of video lend themselves to different task types and some of the pitfalls… via A before/while/after you watch approach to planning a video lesson — National Geographic Learning: In Focus
We are delighted to announce our line-up of expert authors, syllabus-creators, designers and editors for the 2020 pre-conference event at IATEFL in Manchester. We’ve organised a day packed with practical advice from experts in all areas of ELT materials writing. There really is something for everyone. Most materials writers, whether new or experienced, writing… via IATEFL MaWSIG PCE 2020 – Practical tools and tricks of the trade: sharing our expertise — MaWSIG