When we plan to focus on a new TL pattern (a new linguistic structure, a new grammar point etc.) there are several points to keep in mind. We must think of the most effective ways to introduce this new linguistic information, to grade the level of difficulty of the tasks according to our learners’Continue reading “Introducing new language in the EFL classroom: the concepts of form and meaning”
In mixed proficiency/ability classes our students may differ in terms of language level, learning style (visual, kinaesthetic, auditory), age, interests, learner motivation etc. Depending on the overall purpose of the lesson and factors such as the number of students in each class, their level of discipline etc., reaching and achieving our teaching goals canContinue reading “Learner differences: teaching mixed proficiency levels”
How is L2 reading different from L1 reading? How can we help our foreign language learners become efficient readers in the TL? Here are some points to consider to promote reading comprehension in the EFL classroom
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How can we turn our EFL learners into skillful TL readers? How can we use their L1 cognitive resources to promote reading comprehension in the TL? Here are some useful tips on promoting reading as an active skill that will boost learner comprehension and interaction in the foreign language classroom
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