Graphic of title reads: English Teaching Forum
Forum Journal
A Quarterly Journal for English Teachers

Search Forum Journal Resources

Search Past Issues of Forum by Year

Format: 2016
English Teaching Forum Volume 54, Number 2
Forum cover with title and abstract watercolor design of cattails
What is a mind map? How can you use concept mind mapping, collaborative mapping, and human mind mapping in your classroom? Find out in the latest issue of English Teaching Forum.

Listening Journals for Extensive and Intensive Listening Practice

Anthony Schmidt
Articles provide practical, innovative ideas for teaching English, based on current theory.

Using Freewriting to Make Sense of Literature

Spencer Salas, Kyra Garson, Shweta Khanna, and Beth Murray
Articles provide practical, innovative ideas for teaching English, based on current theory.

Using Concept Mapping to Teach Young EFL Learners Reading Skills

Adeline Teo, Yun F. Shaw, Jimmy Chen, and Derek Wang
Articles provide practical, innovative ideas for teaching English, based on current theory.

Reader's Guide

Reader's Guide corresponds to the articles in each issue and can guide your own understanding as well as discussions with colleagues.

Teaching Techniques: Audiovisual Feedback in EFL/ESL Writing Classes

William J. Woodard
Teaching Techniques give English teachers the opportunity to share successful classroom practices.

Teaching Techniques: Using the Power of Language to Foster Community

Christa Bixby
Teaching Techniques give English teachers the opportunity to share successful classroom practices.

Teaching Techniques: Human Mind Maps

Tom Glass
Teaching Techniques give English teachers the opportunity to share successful classroom practices.

My Classroom: Burma

Marie Snider
My Classroom focuses on one teacher’s classroom and describes ways that the teaching environment shapes learning.

Try This: Collaborative Mind Mapping

Melissa Mendelson
Try This gives step-by-step instructions for carrying out language-learning activities in your classroom.

The Lighter Side: A Maps Mind Map

The Lighter Side features an English language–based puzzle that can be photocopied and given to students to solve individually or collaboratively.
English Teaching Forum Volume 54, Number 1
Forum cover with title and blue and grey flower design
Read about pragmatics, learn tips for publishing, and use the latest “Try This” activity in your classroom. All of this and more can be found in the newest English Teaching Forum.

The Pragmatics of Greetings: Teaching Speech Acts in the EFL Classroom

B. Bricklin Zeff
This article will provide background information on this important speech act and instructional strategies for use in the classroom to help teachers equip their students with a critical component to successful interactions.

Pragmatic Activities for the Speaking Classroom

Joseph Siegel
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how to identify pragmatic teaching points, to introduce related activities, and to generally encourage attention to pragmatic speaking ability in language classrooms.

Publish, Don't Perish: Ten Tips

Katherine Carter and Judy Aulette
The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to identifying the hidden rules and explicating the sometimes intimidating world of publishing.

Reader's Guide

This guide is designed to enrich your reading of the articles in this issue.

Teaching Techniques: Physical Vocabulary in the Beginner-Level Classroom

Jonathan Maiullo
This activity allows students to create their own physical interpretation of a vocabulary word, which increases their ability to remember it (Asher 1996).

Teaching Techniques: Give or Take? Test Review in the ESL/EFL Classroom

Aaron David Mermelstein
“Give or Take?” is a fun game that teachers can use to review vocabulary in the English as a second language or foreign language (ESL/ EFL) classroom.

My Classroom: China

Rebekah Gordon
Ms. Huang and Ms. Zhu are dedicated to helping their students build interest in the English language inside and outside the classroom.

Try This: Luck of the Draw (Pragmatics)

Amy Hanna
This activity will allow students to practice using greetings by creating a brief skit.