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Redmer, Guy – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Most teachers who use textbooks know that they are restrictive by nature. Units jump from topic to topic without recycling much vocabulary. One effective solution to truly developing reading fluency in terms of word recognition may be Narrow Reading (NR)-- that is reading several texts about a single narrow topic. NR may involve reading five short…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Fishman, Samuel – English Teaching Forum, 2019
When the author began teaching in Paraguay, he ran into a series of classroom challenges familiar to English teachers around the world: a classroom overflowing with students, a large range of English abilities, and insufficient textbooks and traditional teaching resources. The activity described in this article is a one-size-fits-all activity that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Activities, College Students, High School Students
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Brittain, Elise – English Teaching Forum, 2019
When you want to learn about teacher training in Namangan, everyone knows--ask Mamura. Mamura Alimova is a senior teacher in the English Philology Department at Namangan State University, located in the beautiful Fergana Valley of eastern Uzbekistan. Ms. Alimova, through her involvement in countless projects, has established herself as an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Chilmonik, Kimberly – English Teaching Forum, 2018
Sarina Monh, a lecturer at the prestigious Royal University of Phnom Penh's (RUPP) Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) in Cambodia, comes from a family of teachers. Her father's family taught Khmer literature and mathematics, while her mother's family members were doctors, nurses,and midwives who trained and mentored others. Still, she said,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Baker, Melanie – English Teaching Forum, 2017
Khatuna Kharkheli is an English language teacher in the Faculty of Education, Exact, and Natural Sciences at Gori State Teaching University (GSTU) in Gori, Georgia. With her passion for developing innovative and creative lessons and with her commitment to professional development, Ms. Kharkheli works to inspire her students to achieve success both…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hart, Blaire Creamer – English Teaching Forum, 2017
Dr. Santosh Kumar Mahapatra did not grow up speaking English, and studying English in secondary school was not easy for him. In fact, he almost failed the subject in Grades 10 and 12. Later, after he earned a master's degree in English Literature but still felt he could not speak the language well, he improved his English-speaking skills while…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Educational Strategies
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Zeff, B. Bricklin – English Teaching Forum, 2016
As a language teacher, Bricklin Zeff has long realized that knowing the words of a language is only part of speaking it. Knowing how to interpret a communicative act is equally important, and it needs to be taught explicitly. Therefore, he makes this learning a regular part of the class experience. Greetings are one of the few speech acts that…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Interpersonal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Salas, Spencer; Garson, Kyra; Khanna, Shweta; Murray, Beth – English Teaching Forum, 2016
In this article, the authors describe the outcomes of a workshop of pre- and in-service secondary school English teachers in New Delhi, India, working with a literature-based curriculum that required striking a balance between teaching the text or series of texts and creating opportunities for communicative interaction. The authors describe…
Descriptors: Literature, Foreign Countries, Workshops, Preservice Teachers
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Bobakova, Renata; Bedrouni, Sarah – English Teaching Forum, 2016
This article profiles the teaching context in Askaoun, in Taroudant province in the south of Morocco, and Karima Mezouari, a teacher dedicated to giving her students there a chance to learn English in meaningful and enjoyable ways. Adil Azhar describes how he learned to speak English through persistence and practice, and how he passes on his own…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Profiles
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Whitaker, Lauren – English Teaching Forum, 2016
Yulia Bulatkulova discovered her passion for English language teaching at a young age as a result of the example set by an esteemed childhood English teacher, Elvira Kuyanova. This article discusses how Ms. Bulatkulova's interactions with her students, both inside and outside the classroom, demonstrate that she has followed in the footsteps of her…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Jellick, Matthew – English Teaching Forum, 2015
This article describes the teaching experiences of Dawit Negeri, a teacher in the English Department at Ambo University for the past five years. With a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Mr. Negeri is familiar with the subject, using his knowledge to share with students the importance of…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Carter, Katherine – English Teaching Forum, 2015
The descriptive paragraph and subsequent essay are usually among the first assignments students must complete in composition classes. Typically, students are told to describe their childhood home, a person of importance, a special object, or a summer vacation. Most students, especially learners of English as a foreign language (EFL), have…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Porcaro, James W. – English Teaching Forum, 2013
Recognizing the relevance of English for Specific Purposes, this article outlines an approach for using authentic readings in a course in Engineering English. The article describes the importance of needs analysis, rhetorical focus, and reading for content; it suggests content for 15 lessons and provides a sample worksheet and other suggestions…
Descriptors: English for Science and Technology, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Malu, Kathleen F. – English Teaching Forum, 2013
This article presents a theoretical framework to support the use of children's picture storybooks in teaching EFL to adults and adolescents. The author presents ways to use these books, addresses the twin goals of teaching mechanics and culture, and includes a list of books and a wide variety of activities that EFL teachers can use to effectively…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Adult Learning, Adolescents
Stephens, Crissa – English Teaching Forum, 2012
Pre-service teachers around the world face a unique challenge: bridging the gap between traditional teaching focused on grammar translation and receptive skills, and communicative teaching aimed at well-rounded communication skills. Many new EFL teachers learned English in a traditional context that emphasized memorization and grammar, but after…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, Research Projects, English (Second Language)
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