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ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

Graham Shaw Shows You How You Can Draw

In two separate TED talks, Graham Shaw shows us how easy it is to draw and the value of drawing in terms of helping to remember things. I’ve often tried to get my learners to draw pictures to help them remember vocabulary and sometimes they react with a little reluctance, saying that they can’t draw….

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Book review: Understanding Teenagers in the ELT Classroom

I have to admit that I don’t always enjoy teaching teenagers. They are unpredictable and often there are one or two students in the class whose behavioural issues spoil what would otherwise be a good class. Too often I find myself focusing my attention on bad behaviour at the expense of the rest of the…

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