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52 – A year of subversive activity for the ELT classroom

The authors of 52 – Lindsay Clandfield and Luke Meddings – kindly made available six of their awesome actives to be displayed on our website. We are going to publish one of them each month, starting today. Enjoy! And if you like these samples, head over to The Round and buy the full book. By doing so you […]

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Global (pre-intermediate), Lindsay Clandfield, Macmillan 2010

Global (pre-intermediate) Lindsay Clandfield Macmillan 2010 158 pages ISBN: 978-0-230-03309-2 The adult coursebook “Global” by Lindsay Clandfield, has gained more and more popularity among teachers throughout the world as an excellent teaching resource since its publication in 2010. In the era of global English, more and more English teachers have realised the importance of improving […]

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English in deprived circumstances Maximising learner autonomy

English in deprived circumstances Maximising learner autonomy Bangalore: Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd./Foundation Books, 2007. Paperback 85 pp. ISBN-13: 978-81-759-6435-8 Author: R. Amritavalli Reviewed by Bill Templer, Bulgaria In combating the learned helplessness of our English language learners (ELLs), galvanizing learner autonomy is one prime avenue for sustained change. Can ELLs choose their own […]

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Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca

Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers Series Paperback, 223 pp. ISBN-10: 0194422003 ISBN-13: 978-0194422000 Author: Robin Walker Reviewed by Chia Suan Chong, UK In a world where English is cementing its position as the lingua franca used for international communication, it is issues with pronunciation, and not […]

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Thinking in the EFL Class by Tessa Woodward

Thinking in the EFL Class by Tessa Woodward Helbling Languages 2011   Today more than ever it’s vital that we get into the habit of thinking creatively, with empathy, and in a socially responsible way. I’m convinced that our survival as a human race depends on this. But even if you don’t share my view, […]

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