Introduction to the Skills
A series of 24 questions to get you examining your position on the teaching
of language skills.
A new concept in article writing. This is a collaborative article which
uses the discussion
board on journals to inform the research being conducted into journals
by the eight authors and sees the article updated regularly based on those
discussions. An article in motion showing the latest research in journals
from around the world.
Maximising Writing through Journals
A practical approach to working on writing fluency without spending hours
Approaches to Writing
An interesting worksheet that asks you to consider why and how we teach
writing to our students.
Reasons for Writing
The five main reasons why we teach writing to students. Are they really
valid? Or do we often teach writing out of ease rather than based on our
A fascinating article by Costas Gabrielatos which looks at a comprehensive
approach to teaching writing with a new focus.
Writing - Correction
A worksheet that makes you think about what you correct, how you correct
writing and storytelling ideas
Great ideas for the classroom.
software for online correction
The best software I know for online correction. The free version is good
but only works with short texts and does not allow you to customise to
your correction symbols.
The best academic resource on spelling that I have come across.
Approaches to Reading
A brief yet comprehensive overview to teaching reading.
Motivating students to read
A series of simple questions to discuss with your colleagues.
The Reader as a Productive Consumer
An excellent article by Raymod Sheehan that poses a host of questions
that we should all ask ourselves when working with texts.
Theory as a Microcosm of the Four Skills
An interesting article by C.P. McCarthy in the Internet
Resource Assisted Learning
This page (click on listen and learn), from the Hong Kong Virtual Language
Centre, makes "use of RealAudio streaming so you can listen as you
read and at the same time integrate concordance searches through the entire
book to find examples, as well as direct dictionary links. An excellent
Randall's Listening Site
The best EFL site I know for students' listening skills. I always send
my students to practice there.
The English Listening Lounge
Another good site for your students to work on their listening skills.
Developing Listening Skills
A series of four exercises to get you to question and reflect on your
approach to teaching listening.
Speaking - Correction
A worksheet that proves there can be almost unlimited variety in how we
correct our students spoken language.
A straight forward brainstorming exercise to do with colleagues that helps
share your best activities.