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Prevent: What is Prevent?

What is Prevent? Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The Prevent … Read More»

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Thurs 16 May – Watch live: The power of accents in 21st century Britain

Politics of pronunciation – Live webcast It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it – The power of accents in twenty-first century Britain Helen Ashton and Sarah Shepherd. Thursday 16 May 2013, 1830 – 2000 BST. Register … Read More»

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What is an effective teaching method?

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Talking with many teachers, listening to recorded lessons and reading about teachers’ experiences, I often find myself thinking about the best way to teach English and my own experiences as a language learner.

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English UK 2012 Teachers’ Conference #3: Chia Suan Chong on different teaching methodologies

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I recently went to the English UK 2012 Teachers’ Conference. I attended Chia Suan Chong’s session and she talked about different different teaching methodologies. Chia questioned whether trainers, course book writers and teachers have taken sufficient notice of developments in second … Read More»

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English UK 2012 Teachers’ Conference #2: teaching unstress (Adrian Underhill)

At a packed session, Adrian Underhill remarked that a common problem students have with pronouncing English is not stressing syllables but rather unstressing them. A good way to start raising awareness of the effect of different word stress patterns is … Read More»

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English UK 2012 Teachers’ Conference #1: key issues reassessed

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Jeremy Harmer (author of many teacher training books) opened the conference by looking at a number of key issues in English language teaching. His first question was whether being up to date with technology was important.  To highlight an example … Read More»

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EnglishUK North Academic Conference 2012

EnglishUK are holding their Academic Conference at International House, Newcastle on Saturday 6th October. All welcome! The conference runs from 11.25 to 5.00 and the venue is a few minutes from Newcastle station. If you want more information, please contact: Andrew … Read More»

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News from English UK Teachers’ Conference 2011 – Dogme ELT (do you do it already?)

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If you haven’t come across the term Dogme ELT, you may have heard of the dogme approach to film-making, started in 1995. This approach to film-making is about doing without expensive effects or technology. Within English language Teaching (ELT), a dogme … Read More»

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News from English UK Teachers’ Conference 2011 – a Fractal Approach

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This year’s teachers’ conference was held at Prospero House, close to the South Bank in London. The opening plenary was given by Maurice Claypole. He looked at the chaotic nature of language and the implications for teaching. One of the … Read More»

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