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Teaching Vocabulary in Business English Classes by Marjorie Rosenberg

Is it a Challenge Teaching English to Students in Vocational Schools? by Marjorie Rosenberg

Superlearning Techniques in Language Teaching by Marjorie Rosenberg

The Role of Brain-Based Learning and Alternative Methodologies in EFL by Marjorie Rosenberg

Teacher Development & Awareness of Learning Styles by Marjorie Rosenberg

Marjorie Rosenberg is an instructor of English at the Pädagogische Akademie des Bundes in der Steiermark. Marjorie also works as a free-lance language trainer for various companies and for the state government of Styria, Austria and a free-lance NLP trainer for both teachers and business people. She is an active presenter and has given talks and workshops on NLP, Cooperative Learning and Learning Styles at conferences in Europe and Canada. In addition, she contributes to various ELT and educational journals. Her book 'Communicative Business Activities' which uses an NLP approach to teaching business English, came out in autumn 2001 and she is currently working in an international team to create a new English text book for the Austrian school system.

Learning and Teaching through Context - A Data-driven Approach by Ramesh Krishnamurthy

Ramesh Krishnamurthy has worked at Birmingham University on the COBUILD project since 1984, contributing to many dictionaries, grammars, and other publications, as well as developing corpora and software, and is now a consultant for COBUILD and the Bank of English Corpus. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at Birmingham University and Wolverhampton University. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervised MA and PhD research students, participated in several European and international linguistic projects, and conducted workshops and courses on corpus linguistics and lexicography in many countries.

Process Options for Training Sessions by Judy Guttridge

Judy Guttridge works at the University of Florence, Italy, but has many years of experience of teaching, particularly to adults, and training Italian teachers of many different school levels. She has also been involved in projects with teachers for the teaching of Italian both in L1 and L2 situations. Judy can be contacted at:

My Methodology by Costas Gabrielatos

Teaching Communication & Interaction Strategies - An action research project with Greek teenagers at intermediate level by Costas Gabrielatos

Shopping at the ELT supermarket - principled decisions & practices by Costas Gabrielatos

Costas Gabrielatos has extensive experience in ELT and language teacher education as teacher/lecturer and materials/course designer. He has designed and taught Diploma, BA and MA courses in ELT methodology and applied linguistics. He holds an MPhil in English & Applied Linguistics (Cambridge), an RSA/Cambridge Diploma with distinction, and a Degree in Economics (Athens). His interests revolve around the implications of language analysis for ELT. He is currently working towards a PhD at Lancaster University.

Giving Feedback On Students' Written Work - seminar notes by Seamus O'Muircheartaigh

Raising student awareness of intonation at discourse level - by Jeanette Corbett & the accompanying lesson plan

What is grammar and how should we teach it? by Jeanette Corbett & the accompanying lesson plan

Developing Effective Reading in Exam Classes by Jeanette Corbett & the accompanying lesson plan

Education: Crisis and Criticism by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Schools and Ideology: A Critique by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

The Cultural Dynamics of Teaching by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Pronunciation: The "Cinderella" of Language Teaching by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Discourse for teaching purposes by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Student Demotivation by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Three views of teaching by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Motivation and motivating in the foreign language classroom by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Culture, Cognition, and Intelligence by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Assessment: "Weighing the pig doesn't fatten it" by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

The changing winds and shifting sands of the history of English Language Teaching by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

What do teachers bring to the teaching-learning process? by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Language and Culture - a thesis by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Language and Disadvantage by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Constructivist Learning by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

What is learner autonomy & how can it be fostered by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Language and Power in Education by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Dimitrios Thanasoulas studied English Literature and Linguistics at Athens University and then did an MA in Applied Linguistics at Sussex University. After that, he earned an MBA from Mooreland University and is currently finishing the second year of my PhD studies in Education at Nottingham University. His academic interests include fostering cultural awareness and learner autonomy, as well as such issues as language and ideology, Critical Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, and the Psychology of Education.

Using the News in class by Katie Riley & the accompanying lesson plan

Using literature in the EFL classroom with specific reference to children's literature and literature and film - by Emma Metcalf & the accompanying lesson plan

The Implications of Teaching Conversation in the Classroom with Specific Reference to Advanced Learners & Genre by Emma Metcalf
& the accompanying lesson plan

Designing a twenty hour timetable by Emma Metcalf

Towards an approach to the teaching of grammar, which is both more learner-centred and more effective in terms of the learners' long-term acquisition and deployment of the structures concerned by Nicola Holmes & the accompanying lesson plan

The role of the teacher and the learner in the development of strategies and sub-skills to facilitate and enhance listening comprehension by Nicola Holmes & the accompanying the lesson plan

The use of a process-oriented approach to facilitate the planning and production stages of writing for adult students of English by Nicola Holmes & the accompanying lesson plan

Nicola has taught in Germany, France and Turkey. She is curently based in Madrid & has taught at the Chester School in Madrid.

Exploring Strategic Competence by Sarn Rich & the accompanying lesson plan

Introducing voice-setting phonology by Sarn Rich & the accompanying lesson plan

Teaching with pop songs by Sarn Rich

The Present perfect (and the past simple) by Sarn Rich & the accompanying lesson plan

The Perils Of Junk Communication by Mark Wilson

Is My Map To Scale by Mark Wilson
The task sequences presented here aim to provide ways of questioning the relative value of various aspects of our classroom practice - in other words, to enhance a sense of perspective and proportion... (they) are intended for in-service training sessions or teacher development or discussion groups

Mark Wilson is a DOS and teacher trainer at International House, San Sebastián. He previously worked in the UK, Indonesia, India and the Dominican Republic.

The Bluffer's Guide to TEFL - Anonymous
We have no idea who wrote this tongue in cheek guide to ELT terminology.

Highly connected children: implications for education by Edna Aphek

The Internet and the school librarian: a description of one course by Prof. Edna Aphek

The New Technologies: No Place to Hide? by Prof. Edna Aphek

Clashing Cultures: Why some teachers have difficulty using the new technologies by Prof. Edna Aphek

Learning and Growing by Giving : Children as Agents of the ICT by Edna Aphek

A meeting between cultures: An Intergeneration Program-Preserving Culture in a Technological Environment by Prof. Edna Aphek

Children, Computers and Reading Skills by Prof. Edna Aphek

'A study in reciprocity: Minimizing the digital divide and the intergeneration gap - Children tutor seniors at computer and internet skills and get a lesson in history' by Prof. Edna Aphek

Children Tutoring Seniors at Internet Skills: An Experiment Conducted at One Israeli Elementary School by Prof. Edna Aphek

Sharing Knowledge and Bridging Gaps: Children Teaching Children Computer Skills by Prof. Edna Aphek

Kamrat: The Story of a Virtual Multicultural Learning Community in Israel by Prof. Edna Aphek

The opening lecture from the two week seminar in Shanghai - 'Computer Added Value' by Prof. Edna Aphek

A two week seminar in Shanghai: Integrating the ICT in Education - program and impressions by Prof. Edna Aphek

Edna Aphek is Israeli, educated in Israel and the USA.
She is a linguist, educationist, specializing in the introduction of computer literacy in general and the IT in particular in educational and social systems. She also works in the areas of development of thinking skills in general and creative and inventive thinking, problem solving and the implementation of change.
She designs and implements innovative educational and social systems, design and build virtual learning environments and create community/school partnerships. Some of her activities in minimizing the Digital Divide have focused on: Children Tutor Seniors at Internet Skills, Children Tutor Children at internet and Computer Skills, The Kamrat Experience: The Creation of an Online Multicultural Community.
Edna has also developed the concept and built on the internet a "Virtual College for Senior Citizens", for the college Department in the Israel Ministry of Education.
Edna can be contacted on

Teaching Learner Strategies for Vocabulary Acquisition by Darron Board

Information & Communication Technology - implications in the classroom by Darron Board & the accompanying lesson plan

Darron Board is curently teaching at the British Council in Madrid. He has been teaching for 7 years & has a special interest in ICT.

Cutting Down on Preparation Time by Alistair Dickinson

The Cuisenaire Rods & Silence by Tim Hahn

Currently based in Barcelona, Tim Hahn is a freelance teacher and trainer. He has co-authored several cousebooks for secondary and adult students and is a contributor to a number of professional magazines. He is closely associated with Pilgrims and has led training courses for them and for the British Council in the UK, and throughout Spain and eastern Europe.

Listening to the Learners: The Role of the Learner Diary in RSA/UCLES CTEFLA Teaching Practice by Henny Burke
Straight from the students' pens - how the learner, the trainee & the tutor can benefit from using learner diaries on pre-service training courses.

Using the In-Service Feedback Session to Actively Promote Teacher Self-Development by Henny Burke
A three phase framework to maximise feedback: post-lesson task, focussing & prescription.

Cultural diversity - Managing Same-Sex Orientation in the Classroom by Henny Burke
An interesting talk given at the Madrid TESOL conference 2000 about the questionnaire we sent out with last November's newsletter. It's about how gay & lesbian culture is handled in the ELT classroom.

The three articles above are written by Henny Burke who is Co-Director of Studies at the British Language Centre, Madrid. Spain. She works as a teacher and a teacher trainer on in-service programmes, RSA/UCLES CTEFLA/CELTA and DTEFLA/DELTA courses. She has completed the Aston University MSc. course in Teaching English & is currently involved in coursebook writing for Cambridge University Press.

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