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04 – Questioning the Native English Norm in English Teaching – Jennifer Jenkins

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English as a Lingua Franca – ELF – is English as a shared language (usually) between non-native speakers.

As English becomes more and more globalised, we question whether the Native Speaker model should be the goal in the classroom. Prof. Jennifer Jenkins first broached this idea back in 2000 and was met with excitement and resistance.

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03 – Effective Feedback on Writing – Ahmar Mahboob

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Hands up if you’ve been properly trained on giving feedback on students’ writing… Yep, not many of us.

Ahmar Mahboob gives a valuable insight into the most effective approach. Below are some links where you can get a more in depth look at his approaches. Is peer assessment any good? How and when should we focus on grammar?

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Recording Assignment #1 – The Unexpected Backfire

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If you’d like to contribute to the show, here’s your chance.

I’m looking to hear your experiences in the classroom where you tried something with the best intentions… But it backfired on you. Perhaps you were over-ambitious, or your super clear instructions were somehow misinterpreted with hilarious consequences. We’ve all been there. It’s kinda parta the job, so I’d love to hear what’s happened to you. Here’s my example:

 

The info on how to submit your story is below…

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How I Podcast

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Looking online, a lot of people seem to wonder about how to make their own podcast, especially regarding the equipment. So, for anyone interested here’s the equipment I use and the process: Read the rest of this entry »