Reflection from a learner’s perspective: the inspiration

One of the most interesting talks I went to at IATEFL 2015 was one that I went to to just hang out with my friends.  I was tired, there was nothing particularly inspiring, and so I thought I'd just wander into 'Lessons Learned as a Language Learner' by Jo-Ann Delaney and Madeleine du Vivier because …

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Reading, Using Ken Lackman’s prep-free approach for IELTS

A New Way to Teach Reading In Ken Lackman's talk on 'A New Way to Teach Reading' at IATEFL 2015, he argued that the way we teach reading is no longer relevant because the classroom isn't the only place for English--students have access to English texts all the time through the Internet.  They can practice reading whenever …

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IATEFL 2015 Getting your students to lie

Some of the most practical ideas I got from IATEFL 2015 involved encouraging students to lie...in order to get them speaking.  Jamie Keddie presented an idea for getting students to record a video telling a personal anecdote but either telling a true story or lying so when their classmates watch, they have to guess if it's true. …

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