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International English Language Testing System

10/02/2015 10:37
International English Language Testing System     Most children in primary education in the United Kingdom have been exposed to the IQ Test phenomenon, which requires them to complete a few simple questions to ascertain what intelligence quotient the test preparers have decided to...

Our Man In Dammam

04/02/2015 11:34
Our Man In Dammam   Writing science fiction stories, while travelling the world as an English language teacher, was fraught. Aliens appeared everywhere in the guise of peepers trying to see what it was that the budding `sci fi` genius was engaged in, while preparing to condemn him as another...

Cost Of Living Survey, Pseudi Yarubeer

01/10/2014 08:14
Cost Of Living Survey, Pseudi Yarubeer   After Bullitz language skull `headhunted` me in accordance with the British head chuck occasion system, whereby those who showed any sign of having the intellectual wherewithal to escape wage slavery were consigned to be wasted, like basketballs in...

Collaborative Writing

30/06/2014 17:54
  Collaborative Writing   The use of small group and pair work is supported by two major theories of language learning: the psycholinguistic theory of interaction, based largely on the work of Long (1983; 1996), and the sociocultural theory of mind, Vygotsky (1978). Both theories...

Teaching English Vocabulary

30/06/2014 17:48
Teaching English Vocabulary   Teaching vocabulary is important, and more than presenting and introducing. Knowing words isn`t memorizing. What students need is meaning in context and how words are used through correct instruction, which is vocabulary selection, word knowledge, and the...

The Use of Team Teaching and its Effect on EFL Students' Proficiency in English

30/06/2014 16:42
  The Use of Team Teaching and its Effect on EFL Students' Proficiency in English   Having taken a Bell-Obeikan International Placement Test, six EFL students classes (each comprising 20 EFL students) from the King Saud University`s Preparatory Year Diploma program, Riyadh, were first...

Team Unteaching

11/01/2014 14:53
Team Unteaching   Team teaching is big in the countries of the world that want to learn English, or do they? In places as disparate as Cartomb, Sedan, and Triple ‘E’, Livya, Yours Truly has encountered the phenomenon of team unteaching, where the classroom workload has been divided between a...

Positions Hollywood

12/04/2013 08:56
Positions Hollywood   Stud`nts are always asking the question: `What`s a good way to learn English?` Learning by reading is true. However, it’s necessary to be interested, which is what makes you interesting. Conversation is then possible because you have something to talk about with people...

The ELT Interview: with Crazy Bob

10/04/2013 10:55
The ELT Interview: with Crazy Bob   ELT: Well, it's a great pleasure for us to get to finally talk to you Dr Robin. Our pants are wet as we speak. Could you just recap as to why you teach English language?   Dr Robin: They have my family. If I don't do what they say, they'll hurt them....

Hungry in Hungry

10/04/2013 10:43
Hungry in Hungry   I am often asked if I enjoy teaching, and the answer is as emphatic a no as I can manage. I do it for the gloriously intense feelings of superiority to those unfortunates who want to know how to spell 'I', because no one will employ me to stare at the wall from a prone...
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