masters of tesol
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.
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?
In class, we point behind us to represent the past. Forward for the future. But, other than Total Physical Response, how else can we use gestures?
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:
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