The Complete Guide to Task-Based Language Teaching


Definition Task-based language teaching (TBLT), also known as task-based instruction (TBI), focuses on the use of authentic language and on asking students to do meaningful tasks using the target language. Such tasks can include visiting a doctor, conducting an interview, or calling customer service for help. Assessment is primarily based on task outcome (in other … Continue reading The Complete Guide to Task-Based Language Teaching

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3 Vocabulary Profilers That will Help you Analyze Texts Effectively


What’s a vocabulary profiler? A vocabulary profiler is a tool that checks if a piece of text contains words from a vocabulary list. Why should I use a vocabulary profiler? Teachers use vocabulary profilers to check the vocabulary level of a reading text they use for a class or for an assessment. It can be … Continue reading 3 Vocabulary Profilers That will Help you Analyze Texts Effectively

First Rule of Learning English


What's the first rule of Learning English? is there one?

5 Things that Great English Language Learners do


What Good Language Learners do

Top 5 Teaching Styles


According to Jack C Richards, 'the particular configuration of strategies a teacher uses constitutes his or her "teaching style"'. Our teaching style is also influenced by our previous learning experiences and styles. For instance, a teacher who learned well from authoritarian teachers at school may consciously or unconsciously copy this style. A teacher who has … Continue reading Top 5 Teaching Styles

14 Essential Characteristics of a Good Language Learner


How to be a more successful language learner.

The Habits of Highly Effective Boards


Do you have a blackboard, a whiteboard or an IWB? Whatever type of board you have in your classroom it is important to be organised and to put yourself in your students' shoes for a moment. What do they see when they look at your board? In this article we will consider ways of getting the best use out of your board and perhaps give suggestions for exploiting your board in a different way

5 Strategies to Cut Teacher Talking Time


a) Who asks questions in your classroom? b) Who answers questions in your classroom?

Tips for the Most Effective Classroom Seating Arrangement


Research shows that learners enjoy being in classes where the teacher has good classroom management skills. Why ? Because they feel more secure. I would like to share some choices you have for managing the learning environment and when and why we might use them. Then you'll face classes like a pro. Here are some possible classroom seating arrangements.

Why Aims are Important


Basically, aims 1. provide a focus for your lesson 2. keep you on track 3. allow you, at the end of the lesson, to evaluate whether or not you've accomplished what you set out to do