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A Short Guide to Acronyms in ELT

Acronyms in ELT

Acronyms in ELT: What they mean and where and how they are used.  Like any profession or field, the teaching of English has evolved and developed a whole range of

Interactional Competence – Three Classroom Activities

Interactional Competence

Interactional Competence – Three Classroom Activities Most EFL teachers are probably familiar with the stilted nature of the learner to learner conversational interaction. Low confidence, lack of vocabulary or grammar

Beat Eikaiwa, Osaka – School for Sale

BEAT EIKAIWA IS NOW SOLD! Beat Eikaiwa was the brainchild of Peter Carter and Taeko Kashiwagi and was established in November 2007. It opened its doors for its first students

The Wonder of Word Lists

The Wonder of Word Lists

by Heidi Brumbaugh, Ph.D. Helping your students to improve their vocabulary is one sure way to advance their language learning. Giving your students word lists to study is a time-honored

Which English Test is Best for You?

ENGLISH TEST

I sometimes tease my students by saying, “Do you TOIEC?” or “Do you TOEFL?” since those are apparently the most popular of the commercial English tests available here in Korea

How to Prepare for Your English Test

How to Prepare for Your English Test

In my previous article, I discussed a few of the many English tests available online and offline. However, before you register and pay for the examination of your choice, it

Where I Teach in Thailand

Where I Teach in Thailand

Eric Haeg is the Course Director of TEFL Campus Phuket. For more information on teaching English in Thailand, email Eric at [email protected] I started teaching in Thailand 14 years ago. Before that,

English as a Lingua Franca in University

English as a Lingua Franca in University

I. Introduction: Conceptualizing English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) Any lingua franca through time has made possible the communication of people who have different mother tongues. Jenkins (2006, p.11) indicates