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Smart Plank Boarding: ELT Isn’t Apolitical

30/06/2022 19:07
Smart Plank Boarding: ELT Isn’t Apolitical   The term ‘waterboarding’ became quite well known, as a form of torture used during the Gulf wars with Moslem Iraq, and for the interrogating of prisoners, especially those suspected of being terrorists, at the United States’ Guantanamo Bay detention...

IT Came From Outer Space

10/02/2022 05:47
IT Came From Outer Space   English language teachers, who began an overseas odyssey in the early 1990s, were already perhaps familiar with the boon and blessing of the magic of what then passed for modern technology in the age of the computer. However, the advent of the PCT, that is, personal...

Fricative, ‘Plosive (Voiced and Unvoiced), Nasal, and Approximant Consonants in English Language Teaching

08/01/2022 04:05
Fricative, ‘Plosive (Voiced and Unvoiced), Nasal, and Approximant Consonants in English Language Teaching   When teaching ‘Presentation’, a form of EAP (English for Academic Purposes) offered by institutions to government clients, who want to ensure that their employees are able to present...

Thunking In English

08/01/2022 03:58
Thunking In English   Introduction   Ethnicity mightn`t seem important in terms of language learning, but the absence of bars and alcohol in Arabia is useful in terms of language learning, because the scope of what can be read, or listened to, reflects upon what is spoken and written,...

Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in English Language Teaching

31/08/2021 15:12
Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in English Language Teaching   Contents:   Introduction   Language delay   1.1 Language difficulties 1.2 Rebooting 1.3 Specific delay 1.4 Lights, action 1.5 Motor function 1.6 Etiology 1.7 Coercion   Phonic and...

Researching an Area of Language (with KJ Hannay)

13/08/2021 14:07
Introduction   Teaching English in the Middle East, where Islam is the predominant religion, people are forbidden to talk about it with foreigners. The solution is to avoid the topic; for fear of being offensive: or saying something misconstrued. However, honesty is important with Islamic...

English Language Teaching in China

06/12/2020 00:18
English Language Teaching in China   Introduction   It’s generally accepted that English language is the lingua franca for global interactions (Zhu, 2003), whether for travel; the worldwide web; entertainment and movies; international business: or education. Consequently, China recognizes...

Uppity's Test

10/10/2018 11:40
Uppity’s Test   Time for the travelling Doctor, and his fabulously beautiful assistant, Cake, to invade more space and, perforce, use their boxed ears to listen to the coughin` of the sound boreders in the classroom. Practicing the art of the Shaman, stud`nts perceive their teacher as a type...

Listening Comprehension

23/08/2018 16:35
Listening Comprehension     Comprehensible input is the key to language acquisition (Krashen, 1982; Rost, 2001), and the listening comprehension is particularly important because L2 learners employ their listening abilities to make sense out of received input. Or, as Kurita (2012) puts...

A Select Review of Some Popular ELT Coursebooks

23/08/2018 15:22
   A Select Review of Some Popular ELT Coursebooks     Form   With the development of English as an international language and the increase of migration, and multicultural societies, knowledge of intercultural norms and rules of appropriateness is essential in achieving...
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