Our brains are wired to forget — How does that affect language learning?


Learn the tricks at http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/our-brains-are-wired-to-forget-how-does-that-affect-language-learning/education


Books and Article by Stephen Krashen


A list at http://www.sdkrashen.com/articles.php?cat=6

Articles by Stephen D Krashen


Check out the many resources on language acquisition and reading at http://www.sdkrashen.com/

Who of us is Guilty of Talking Too Much in Our Language and English Classes? Show Your Hand!


So, during my doctoral program, I learned that the average talking time of students in language classes is less than four minutes.  Unfortunately, I cannot remember where this was stated but I never forget the number.   As a teacher trainer, I observed and checked for student language use in many, many classrooms and my worst fears were realized.  In almost every case, teachers talk too much!  Read more about this topic in  English teachers, are you talking too much in class? at https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/english-teachers-are-you-talking-too-much-class?utm_source=BC_TE_Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=voices

Communicative Competence: Creating Speaking Activities Grounded in Pedagogical Research, Video Presentation


A great review of the main pedagogical models of communicative competence and a practical example in Language Assessment 1 – Developing a Speaking Assessment 

Presentation/Video: Self-directed Learning in the EFL Classroom




Lara Portelli, inspired by Sugata Mitra’s TED talk, Children can teach themselves, draws upon further research and practice to encourage teachers to bring learning technologies into the classroom.

Lara’s research and ideas suggest that teachers can provide new frameworks for channelling self-directed learning models into the classroom in order to forge more flexible teacher-student dynamics and to enhance learning.

EFL/ELT Teachers: Inductive and deductive grammar teaching: what is it, and does it work?


A little refresher, anyone?  Read more at https://oupeltglobalblog.com/2015/04/24/inductive-and-deductive-grammar-teaching/

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