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Read more ...Harvard academic Amy Cuddy, famous for her work on 'power poses', talks to Jon Severs about the impact of body language in the classroom. According to a feature on TES (tes.com), those teachers who plan their classroom speeches to the syllable, Amy Cuddy has some disappointing news. “Some researchers did a study looking at a rating students gave a professor...

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Read more ...The content of the Reading component is different for the Academic and General Training testing options but the total amount of time for the completion of this component in both is 60 minutes. Candidates are presented with three passages pertaining to a wide array of subjects of general interest, drawing from work and academic contexts. In this article...

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Read more ...This form which follows has been designed to be filled in by the manager or the director of studies in a Language School at the end of any teachers’ meeting or after a number of meetings taking into consideration each participant separately.  The form aims at providing a clear picture of each participant’s contribution and level of performance...

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Read more ...In a study of the learning style of EFL students, Willing (1985) found four different learner types: • Concrete learners - who prefer the use of games, audio-visuals and pair work. • Analytical learners - who prefer structured study methods and texts, verbal-linguistic activities and self-correction. • Communicative learners - who prefer the use of...

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Read more ...Extensive reading is of primary importance in language development. Graded readers make reading accessible to more learners. Teachers notice great improvement overall when they use class readers and report that reading helps learners extend vocabulary in the most natural way.Getting everyone to read, however, is not easy. Teachers should focus on...

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Gamified Activities for Young Learners

Educators are aware that one of the main aims of teaching should be to involve all students in a classroom all the time and make them active learners who follow the lesson and the teacher, build on what they learn...

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Teaching Materials and Young Learners

The enormous amount of existing materials for the teaching of English to young learners might lead us to think that everything has been invented and nothing is left to be discovered in EFL. But when you are in a real classroom...

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Why games are elemental in a language classroom

Traditional teachers hold a common perception that all learning should be serious and solemn in nature and that if one is having fun and there is hilarity and laughter, it is not really learning. However, the field of language teaching has...

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