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Teaching and learning foreign languages: problems, solutions, strategies


This group has been created for sharing any relevant experience, discussing any problems and challenges that you or your students have ever faced, offering methods and strategies that can make the learning or teaching process more effective!
Topics: Educational Technologies, Learning, Self-Instruction
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Arabic: more accessible than you think

As one of the six official UN languages, Arabic can be a real boost for careers in international organisations and diplomacy, as well as journalism, tourism and international trade, particularly the energy industry.

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Tips for Learning Chinese Languages

Tips for leaning Chinese languages and description of difficulties learners can face when learning Chinese

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ESL games for adult learners

When teaching English as a second language to adult learners, games and fun activities are just as important as when teaching younger age groups.These fun adult-oriented ESL activities will help you to build class cohesion, raise energy levels and most importantly, provide a framework that motivates learners to produce the target language.

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Translation in ELT: an interview with Philip Kerr

An interview with Philip Kerr, the author of the book 'Translation and Own-language Activities' which tackles a controversial subject in a practical way, providing effective ways of integrating carefully chosen activities into language classrooms. The book received the ‘Best Entry for Teachers’ award at the English-Speaking Union’s HRH The Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Awards ceremony in London.

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ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES: TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

English communication for scientists and engineers whose native language is not English has become as important as their major related abilities. The paper describes the results of a four-year experience in the development of English for specific purpose manuals in the field of photogrammetry, interferometry, and GNSS technologies, as well as key teaching methods and didactic approaches used in class and out-of-class activities. The focus of the present study is to provide a detailed description of the development and systematic updating of a relevant manual, aimed at professional language tr

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An Interview With a Language Teacher

An interview with Jake Hunton, Head of Languages, author of Fun Learning Activities for FL North Staffordshire Oatcakes...

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60 (More) Insanely Useful Resources to Get You Learning, Reading, Writing and Speaking Spanish Right Now!

Here you have another epic round up of insanely useful online resources and tools available for free that will help get you learning, reading, writing, and speaking spanish Right Now!!!