Understanding the teaching context

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Edited by Guus Extra and Kutlay Yağmur

This report contains 25 detailed country and regional profiles, which focus on language policies and practices in the education sector, as well as in the media, public services and spaces, and business.

'Why was that funny?'. Humour is inextricably part of language and culture, and therefore understanding humour in English is a vital communication competence for all language learners to develop. This talk focuses on the challenges that international students face when dealing with humour.

Edward de Chazal explains the challenges that EAP (English for Academic Purposes) learners face, and what teaching staff and lecturers need to do to make the task more manageable for them.

Are your students too low a level to take the IELTS exam? Are you racing against the clock to get those A2 or B1 students to B2 or even C1 level in time to pass the exam? This poses real challenges for the IELTS teacher! Watch this seminar for some useful practical advice.

 

Laila El-Metoui focuses on strategies for integrating Equality and Diversity within English teaching practice, to foster a positive atmosphere conducive to learning. February 2014, London.

Johanna Stirling presents some common human characteristics and how they affect learning and classroom behaviour. January 2014, London.

 

Rupert Lezemore presents ideas for using diagrams to present both grammar and vocabulary. November 2013, Glasgow.

Kathryn Board and Teresa Tinsley present the Language Trends Survey, which is the only school-focussed, subject-specific research exercise of its kind. November 2013, London. 

Given the breadth of learning needs in any classroom, how can schools best develop policies and practice to respond to this diversity? This webinar demonstrates how to develop a whole school approach to SEN, from policy to practice.

Hywel Coleman

This publication examines the language situations in eight West African nations – Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo. It describes the roles that English plays, ways in which English is taught, who teaches it, and how learners and their teachers perceive the language.

This publication offers information about all the discussions held in 2012 at the first Policy Dialogues: English for the Future in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. The proceedings document contains lots of useful information for policy makers and ELT specialists around the world to guide them on the kind of critical elements to take into account when conceptualising or implementing policy on English language both at national and regional/local levels.

Victoria Boobyer talks about some practical ideas for activities using e-books in different contexts. September 2013, London.

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