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ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

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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Book review: Teaching Spelling to English language learners

Is it just me, or has spelling taking a bit of a backseat in the classroom? We spend a lot of time teaching grammar and the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, but when it comes to spelling, I find that I usually only scratch the surface of the topic. The other day,…

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