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I have been teacher training, helping teachers in one capacity or the other since 1993 - the first time I went to a…

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A teacher recently asked me if I had any links or resources related to task-based teaching. I did and took some time…

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I hear it from students all the time. “I need to get rid of my accent” or “I need a real English accent.”…

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I have had the honor to visit perhaps 1,000s of classrooms over the span of my career. A classroom is a "space" that…

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Images are an essential component of any teacher's toolkit. But especially for language teachers who need to…

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Sometimes to achieve understanding, humor works best. It's a great way to "show" - something that all great teachers…

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There is a lot of hype out there that is not my type. Marketing that passes for "research" and sound pedagogy. I…

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Years ago as a teacher I used a station approach for all my ESL classes. It really worked and the students normally…

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I've written extensively before on this topic, offering both solutions and pointing out the huge problems that exist…

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H.D. Brown is an icon in the development of teaching methods for English language teaching. His "Principles Of…

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Those new to English language teaching might think the only issues are those about how to teach in class - methods. …

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Slowly through my own growth as a teacher, I've become enamored and enchanted by the use of authentic materials in the…

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