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Nguyen, Nguyen Doan Hanh – English Teaching Forum, 2020
By teaching students about the concept of growth mindset and ways to cultivate it, teachers can enhance students' academic progress. This article offers concrete ideas to help teachers foster the growth mindset explicitly among their students. The lesson is flexible and can be applied to all levels.
Descriptors: Student Development, Intelligence, Locus of Control, Psychoeducational Methods
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Courtney, David – English Teaching Forum, 2020
Student-centered instruction is a shared goal in English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) settings that embrace communicative language teaching (CLT) principles (East 2015). Student-centered classrooms create opportunities for learners to have consistent and meaningful interactions--two-way exchanges of ideas--using their second language…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lynn, Ethan M. – English Teaching Forum, 2020
Ethan Lynn, the author of the article, describes three sets of oral reading activities he developed for his English as a Second Language students. Each set focuses on one of the three types of fluency: word-, sentence-, and passage-level. The word-level fluency activities are best employed as part of the pre-reading phase of a reading activity.…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction
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Staley, Kendra; Allen, Carolyn; Hamp, Anna – English Teaching Forum, 2020
Teaching English for specific purposes (ESP), such as Medical English, is especially impactful due to high student motivation and immediate real-world application. Medical professionals devote their careers to improving the health and lives of others. With English-language skills, medical professionals can further their own professional…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English for Special Purposes, Medicine, Student Motivation
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Buechel, Laura Loder – English Teaching Forum, 2020
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (2010) encourages teachers and their students to "use the target language as exclusively as possible (90% plus) at all levels of instruction during instructional time and, when feasible, beyond the classroom," and local boards of education around the world, including here in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Language Usage, Foreign Countries
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Kidwell, Tabitha – English Teaching Forum, 2020
This is a step-by-step guide to offering role plays that give learners practice in describing a problem, asking for advice, giving advice--and giving and receiving feedback from peers. The article includes numerous sample prompts.
Descriptors: Role Playing, Teaching Methods, Communication Skills, English (Second Language)
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McCaughey, Kevin – English Teaching Forum, 2020
In this article, teachers Niry Razafimamonjy and Josiana Andriantsalama, at the Lycee Jacques Rabemananjara beside the Indian Ocean in Taomasina, discuss how they support their students' learning and contribute to the field of English language teaching in Madagascar.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Teacher Student Relationship
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Myskow, Gordon – English Teaching Forum, 2019
According to I.S. P. Nation (2009, 66), four conditions must be present for an activity to be categorized as fluency development: (1) learners' attention must be focused on the meaning of the text they are reading rather than its grammatical or structural features; (2) here should be no new vocabulary and few irregular language features in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Fluency, Teaching Methods
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Langlois, Guillaume; Vibulphol, Jutarat – English Teaching Forum, 2019
In English as a foreign language (EFL) classes, teachers face the common challenge of demonstrating the importance of English to students who do not have much contact with users of English in their daily life. This often translates to a lack of progress in English language learning in settings such as Thailand, where in spite of the emphasis put…
Descriptors: Workshops, English (Second Language), Role, Sustainable Development
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Jordano-Kudalis, Leah – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Teach and Trade is a versatile vocabulary-building activity that the author's students love. It is designed to introduce key vocabulary in a learner-centered, engaging way and makes an upcoming unit or text more accessible. Learners become experts in one or two words and become familiar with most target words they subsequently come across. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, English Language Learners
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Warfield, Sarah – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Intensive reading in a second language (L2) can be challenging for both teachers and students because the reading level of the text is often higher than what students can easily read on their own. Reading a text that could be informative and interesting instead can become a struggle. And so, as teachers, we need to provide consistent intervention…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Reading Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Quy, Pham Huynh Phu – English Teaching Forum, 2019
The author presents strategies for successful team-bonding games along with descriptions of games and suggestions for building a collaborative atmosphere before, during, and after the games.
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Yazdanpanah, Ramin – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Teaching in Vietnam recently, I had opportunities to work with some amazing students and teachers. Being in such a position lent itself well to cultural exchanges inside and outside the classroom. However, it was clear to me, to my colleagues, and I believe to the majority of students that there was a need to dig deeper--to move beyond the…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Foreign Countries, Active Learning, English (Second Language)
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